Good morning friends! I hope you are having a lovely start of the week!
In my last post, I mentioned that one of the things I learnt in Ivory Coast was how to dice a mango.
If, like me, you didn’t grow up in a country where tropical fruits are the norm, you may do as I did originally: try to peel the mango as if it was an apple, slice it and finally dice it. The problem is this: mango skin is not apple skin. It is much harder to remove! Fortunately for me, the man I used to buy my groceries from taught me the easy way of doing it, which is what I will share with you today.
1) The first thing you will need to do is to slice the mango. Yes, with the skin still on. Trust me.
2) Once you have done this, cut the flesh into squares, being careful not to cut the skin. You want to flesh to remain attached to the skin until the last step or it will take you ages to finish. It has to look like this:
3) Take the mango’s sides with your hands and curve the mango slice, making the squares pop, like this:
4) Finally, run the knife between skin and flesh. The mango squares will come out very easily!
Now grab the spoon that silly-me placed in the first picture (wrong prop! what was I thinking?!) and eat your yummy mango squares!
Have a wonderful week!