When we go to The Mandarin Restaurant, Elfie always goes for the Mango Salad. She loves it so much that she used the idea of Mango and Chili to create a Spicy Salsa that’s great with meat or fish. When rich food is complimented with something light and fruity the combination is always a hit. This salsa can be made ahead of time so its a cook’s friend when company is coming. Around here, its just one of those things that finds its way to the table because we love it!
Spicy Mango Salsa:
We use a mandolin to slice the fruit.
This is a tool that you will use a good deal so it might just be worth the investment. When making onion soup, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes or anything else that requires a lot of slicing we have found the Mandoline to be easy to use and quick to clean afterward.
- 1 ripe Mango, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 of a sweet red onion, minced
- 1 red chili pepper, seeds removed and minced
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Grated peel and juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp minced cilantro or parsley
- Pinch of salt
- a few drops of sesame oil if you have it
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside to allow the flavors to develop.
Serve with meat or fish!