mango cutting

I noted on facebook that I finally learned the easy way to cut a mango, and I had an overwhelming amount of people demanding that I show them. Thus, this post.

You need a ripe mango, a good knife, and a cutting board. Also be prepared to get that yummy juice all over your hands.

1. The pit in a mango is really weird. It’s flat (about a half inch thick) and runs the length of the mango.  Its width goes the way my finger’s pointing.

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2. With your knife, find the spot about a quarter inch to one side of the center and cut down the length of the mango.  If you hit the pit with your knife, just scoot it out a little and carve around it.

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3. Turn your mango around and repeat.

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4. Now you have three pieces… two good chunks of flesh and one pit.

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5. Holding one half in your hand, cut around the edge of the skin about half an inch in.

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6. Carefully peel back the skin from the flesh.  (Repeat 5 & 6 with the other half)  If it’s proving hard to pull off, it probably means you don’t have a good, PNG mango.  It’s ok to use your knife to help it.

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7. You can try to get little slivers of flesh from the piece with the pit, but to you it might not be worth it.

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8. You can now cut up your mango to be eaten, frozen, or dried. Or you can just chuck it all into a blender with coconut milk and frozen [fresh PNG] pineapple to make yourself a tropical smoothie.

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Yum… I hope this post has made your mango-eating life much easier. 🙂

-brandy

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