Or perhaps it’s because those same lovely people sent me a box of absolutely gorgeous mangoes.
I think the most likely though, is that I’m always in the mood to celebrate the beauty of a mango. I simply adore them. Inside and out.Holding the mango in place on a cutting board, cut just off the center line, lengthwise.
(The pit is flat, and is similar in shape to the mango.)
You’ll have two halves, and a flat center portion of the mango that includes the pit.
To cut the mango into slices, use a paring knife to make lengthwise cuts into the mango flesh — touching the inside of the skin, but not cutting through it.To dice the mango, use a paring knife to make lengthwise cuts into the mango flesh, — touching the inside of the skin, but not cutting through it.
You can make the dice any size you like, and if you don’t scoop the fruit with a spoon, you can almost turn the skin inside out for this pretty presentation.To get the mango flesh from around the pit, lay the center piece flat, and use a paring knife to cut the fruit off the pit, towards the edges.
Or, do what I do.
For tons of fantastic information about mangoes, please go visit my lovely new friends at the National Mango Board!
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