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Mango-a-go-goes again

16 Jul

It would be obvious by now that I like mangoes. Perhaps “like” is too much of an understatement. All right, I confess I love mangoes. Love, love, love. Just as Ryan loves coconut.

Well, maybe I love mangoes a tad less than Ryan loves coconut.

I haven’t done anything really fancy with mangoes other than my Hawaiian Chicken, which I haven’t made since last summer. Before this season is through, I’ll make it happen.

We came upon some beautiful Atalufo mangoes over the weekend that were hard to ignore. So we didn’t.

You’ve heard of the expression “food pornography.” If not, here’s Wikipedia to the rescue:

Food porn is a sarcastic term variously applied to a spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating, in advertisements, infomercials, cooking shows or other visual media, foods boasting a high fat and calorie content[1], exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat[2] or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex.

Now you know. And now, here’s some mango porn for you. Parental discretion is advised. Hehe.

So choo-choo! Get ready for some yummylicious fun! (Photo and drawing by Ryan)

Oh-la -la. Mmm, mmm, mangoes.

Getting up-close and personal.

Here’s one sun-bathing, undressed, and showing off its flesh topped with coconut and brown sugar! Oh sweet mango!

Cover those innocent eyes!

Ooh, more!

And that’s all, folks!

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What? You want another? Fine. Here’s one more look.

Seriously, that’s the end of the show.

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Oh, okay, why not another for the road.

Fin.

Mango a-go-go

5 Jun

It’s oblong.  Sometimes the fruit is the color of a rising sun or sometimes a setting sun.  When unripe the skin is green (depending on the variant).  When ripe, it’s sweet and has a floral note which is a vague reminiscent of a ripe nectarine. 

What could it be?

Mmm, mmm, mango.

Mango has a special place in my heart because it’s the food item that was the focal point of my first cooking experience.  When I was eight (or was I nine?) my Mom invited me to help her bake my sisters’ birthday cakes.  One of the two was a mango cake.

For me, this sweet delightful fruit evokes a fond memory of my first cooking (or baking as it were) experience.  I’ll never forget the first time I used an electric hand mixer and how I made my Mom laugh when I told her that I didn’t want to hold it too long because it “moved too fast.”  At the time, my young muscles couldn’t handle that blasted kitchen machinery. 

Alas, no mango cake in this entry.  But what I do have is a refreshing mango salad that’d make a fabulous accompaniment alongside grilled goods.

Mango Salad

2 mangoes, cubed
2-3 tbsp of chopped red onions
Cilantro for garnish
Salt and chili pepper flakes to taste

Mix and enjoy.