Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Best Way to Eat a Mango

Before devouring...
After devouring.
Not going to lie - I have yet to meet a tropical fruit that isn't a total mess to eat...

But that does not stop me from eating them!  If you don't want to end up looking like a distant relative of Genghis Kahn while you eat fruit, read on my friends, I am here to help you!

I can't remember where I learned this, but I have found this is the best way to serve and eat a mango:
  1. Cut the mango on either side of the seed.  You can find where the seed is by finding the mango's "thinner" side and cutting as close to the center as you can, skimming the flat seed itself (this will leave some fruit around the edge of the seed, you can just eat this part discreetly like a cannibal when no one is looking).
  2. You will now have two "meaty" sides of the mango.  Take a small knife and cut a checkered pattern along the inside, being careful not to cut through the skin.
  3. Flip the mango inside-out.
  4. Eat with your hands by holding the skin and taking bites out of the delicious, sweet heaven that is the ripe mango!
Brittany & Scott


SafariBriana said...

I've always seen mangoes eaten this way in East Africa, so I bet you picked it up in TZ.

Carolyn Shearlock said...

I was going to say the same things . . . learned it in East Africa!

YUM! You're making me hungry!

Sabrina and Tom said...

What is behind the mango in the pic?
Mango is my favorite fruit but always interested in new fruits to try.

s/v Honey Ryder Caliber 40 LRC

Windtraveler said...

That is a passion fruit behind the mango - DELISH!

Lisa Hanneman said...

You learned this trick from a guy in Key West. Don't ask me how I remember this, but I do.

My mom has always cut mangoes this way, too. And then she shaves the squares off of the skin. Delicious.

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