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The Absolute Easiest Way to Cut a Mango


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How to pick a mango

“When picking out a mango, assuming you are looking for a ripe and sweet fruit, choose a mango that is slightly soft to the touch and the skin gives a little when gently pressed,” Björk says. “You can also try and smell the fruit’s stem ends, and if it smells sweet, then it will taste sweet. If you are out of luck and only have unripe mangoes, keep them at room temperature so they can continue to ripen. They will become sweeter and softer over several days.”

How to cut a mango

Cutting a mango can be challenging, thanks to the large, oval, flat pit in the middle, Björk says. She uses the hedgehog’s method to get it right every time.

Wash the fruit in cold water, using your hands to rub it as you rinse.

Place the mango upright onto a cutting board, supporting it with your non-dominant hand. Hold a knife in the other hand.

Cut the mango’s thickest side downwards, from top to bottom, as close to the pit as you can, then repeat on the other side. This will leave you with two “cheeks” and the pit, still surrounded with some flesh.

Score the cheeks into cubes without cutting through the skin. Then, press the back side of the mango cheek and turn it inside out, making it resemble a hedgehog’s back. Trim the cubes off the skin using the knife or a spoon.

Peel the skin of the remaining middle piece, and cut as close to the pit as possible. Cut the remaining fruit flesh into cubes.

 

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HongKongPhooey
4 hours ago, Dafey said:

“When picking out a mango, assuming you are looking for a ripe and sweet fruit, choose a mango that is slightly soft to the touch and the skin gives a little when gently pressed,” Björk says. “You can also try and smell the fruit’s stem ends, and if it smells sweet, then it will taste sweet.

Did anyone else get slightly aroused by this? No? Never mind.

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SkyMan
5 hours ago, Dafey said:

Trim the cubes off the skin using the knife or a spoon.

Why bother with the cubes? Just scoop it with the spoon.

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Goetz1965

How to make a mango shake

Put whole mango in blender - blend for 2 minutes - done !

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Dafey
8 hours ago, RogerDuMond said:

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Looks familiar!

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RogerDuMond
4 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Looks familiar!

We have one or two of them in the kitchen gadget drawer. They work surprisingly well.

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