Because I had one ‘apple’ mango left.
Not my favourite but nice to try. These mangoes remind me of the light apple flavour with a hint of pineapple. It was still firm – a requirement I think for mmaintaining integrity and not turning to mush during cooking.
It starts off simply – salt and pepper to taste, except this time, one isn’t dunking strips in a chili salt, one is rubbing mango slices and setting them upon a lightly oiled hot grill pan.
Each side cooks undisturbed for a minute or two, so the grill lines form.
It was nice and sweet and smoky…the scent leaf dip went beautifully with it – herby and with enough flavour to balance the sweet.
But…it tasted like plantains. Yes, like ripe plantains.
This is the second recipe where I’ve cooked one thing but ended up bringing out the flavours of boiled, roasted plantains. Perhaps I should be proud :).
I really should have tried this when my faves where in season but…
Oh well. That’s it. Will try next season. Amen.