I cut both sides of the mango off the seed, score each side crosshatched like an avocado in hand and then push inward on the skin to expose the 'dice' and then slice it off the skin in hand. You can then cut the perimeter around the pit off in two pieces and cut and de-skin like a slice of melon. Eat the rest of the minimal mango left off the pit (the best part, like a chicken carcass.) Makes very quick work of it.
I was about to serve a mango with lunch today and I remembered this. I was a bit distracted sauteeing asparagus and grilling cheeses and I certainly didn’t choose the best camera angle but I think it’ll get the point across nonetheless.
Noone around here use a peeler for mango? I always do, then cut with a lot of rotation around the pit to get two sort of fat crescent shaped hemispheres.I was about to serve a mango with lunch today and I remembered this. I was a bit distracted sauteeing asparagus and grilling cheeses and I certainly didn’t choose the best camera angle but I think it’ll get the point across nonetheless.
I do like the above mentioned “inside out” method but for when you need the whole cheek you’ll need another method. I’ve seen people using the lip of a glass that looks cool but I’ve never tried that and why bother if you don’t get to use a knife?! I like this way for having control over the mango: it’s easier to grip the skin and it won’t roll over when you don’t want it to as can be the weaknesses of peeling whole. Again just a rather crappy video of the peeling; hopefully most would improve on the dice
Yea, I guess I usually just do steps 1-3, but cutting in the perpendicular direction and with enough rotation of the knife around the pit that steps 4-5 are unnecessary.
I like ‘em quite soft. Maybe it’s ‘cause I’ve always got crappy peelers but I’ve found the skin to catch and tear off the flesh before it cuts. For a green mango that would be my go toNoone around here use a peeler for mango? I always do, then cut with a lot of rotation around the pit to get two sort of fat crescent shaped hemispheres.
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