I love finding deals. While grocery shopping, I am constantly looking at the price to see what is on sale or how much lettuce is at one store compared to another. I find it so satisfying and almost addicting, plus I can then justify eating my
insane large salads. 😉 This same sort of mindset has led me sometimes to embark on rather overly ambitious culinary tasks, all for the sake of “homemade” ;), like making my own naan bread, slow dried spices or preserved lemons (all of which sound like everyday tasks to a foodie, but obviously not to a “normal” person). I hate severely dislike wasting food. I’ll admit it, I am often found gnawing on the mango skins my mom has discarded. I even gaze my greedy little eye at the box of rejected fruits and vegetables the produce guy is sorting through at the grocery store and have even gone as far as to ask him what he was going to do with all of it! Unfortunately, most places can not legally give it to you, instead it goes to the chickens :/. When I was shopping the other day at “The Village Green Grocer” I came across a shelf of discounted produce items because they were old or overripe. I was excited to see these babies:
These are champagne mangoes (they also have many other names) from Mexico, which I think are one of the best varieties. They are smaller and unlike most other varieties of mangoes, the flesh is not fibrous (stringy?).
I thought I would do a tutorial of how I cut a mango…
then cut your cheeks vertically and diagonally
So what did I do with a whole box of mangoes? Well, besides the obvious (eating them)….
5 small mangoes
1 roasted red pepper
1/2 c cillantro
1 t spicy mexican chili pwdr (more or less)
1/4 c lime juice
1/4 c chopped onion
Blend chunky in blender or food processor!
Mango Roasted Red Pepper marinating tofu…