Friday, July 27, 2007

How to Cut a Mango

I took a tip from Alton Brown on how to cut a mango, who would never tolerate a uni-tasker like a mango splitter. It's worked great for me.

  • Peel the mango.

  • Cut the bottom so it's flat on the chopping board.

  • Put a corn-on-the-cob handle on the top.

  • Hold the mango with the handle and slice down from top to bottom. You should get nice whole pieces with a few Scooby snacks to spare (aka cook's treats).

And if you're looking for tips on finding a ripe mango, here's what has to say:

"When choosing a mango, pick one that is plump and heavy for its size. Most importantly, the mango should be fragrant when held near your nose. If you'll be using the mango right away, you will want to find a ripe one. Mangos are ripe when easily indented with your thumb. (Avoid mangos that are so ripe they feel mushy.)"

Happy mango-ing