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Anyone know hot to tell when a Mango is ripe?
I want to make dd a mango lassi, but before I cut into the mango, I want to be sure it's ready!

(mssgrl, feel free to move this and my indian thread to the recipe forum if you'd like...just looking for a quick answer )
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First smell - is it really sweet or a bit bitter? Sweet means it's ready.

can you easily but a finger mark in it? if not, it's not ready - you should be able cut it easily not have to saw at it. If you begin cutting and it's really fiberous and hard, put some sugar on the open part and let it sit for a bit to ripen - it'll turn a bit brown, but should be fine.
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Thanks! i'm off to check!
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Thanks Ms Mom! I have three mango trees and didn't know all that! I tend to approach them like any other stone fruit. I squeeze for the right amount of 'give'. Ripen in a paper bag at room temp, refrigerate when ripe. Flr selection I have been told to look for three colors (there will almost always be some green left, but there must be yellow and red.. if it's just green with some red but no yellow they will probably never ripen off the tree. You can pickle 'em though!)
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I am green with envy over your mango trees.

I love love love love to make mango salsa oh my doG is that yummy as heck.
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Sadly I am prohibited from shipping fruit to you. Besides, anyone who wants my mangoes needs to come rake some leaves and earn them! So... share your salsa recipe.
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3 large ripe luscious mangoes, diced
3 small organic tomatoes
about 6 stems cilantro finely chopped
one clove garlic, finely chopped
juice of one lime
a tiny amount of roasted habenero pepper, deviened and seeds removed, finely chopped
about 1/4 cup diced maui onion
salt and pepper to taste
one ear of raw corn (corn sliced off of course.)

Okay mix it up spread it all over your lover and eat it up. Alternately I make nachos of black bean, scallion and goat cheese.
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Okay mix it up spread it all over your lover and eat it up.
hhmmmm... guess who stayed home from work today.....
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:LOL :LOL :LOL

I just had my first mango this weekend, though I must admit that it isn't the first one I have purchased (I too, did not know when mango were ripe: .) I had it in a fruit salad in a bowl, not spread on anyone, but it was still good.

I'd like to know exactly how to cut one of those darn things.
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Love the recipe pie!!! I'm excited to try it!!! However, dh is in the dog house, so I think I'll use it on some baked tofu and spinach salad. Yummy, I'm hungry now!!
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jbcj later on I will direct you as to how to cut a mango.
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I cut my first mango and it was very confusing :LOL
Where does the pit end?
heehee

We made our lassi's and dd seems quite pleased

It's only 60 cents for each of us to have a glass ($1.20 total) but I would like it better with MORE mango!
LOL

hmmm...maybe some pinapple added in there too!
drool...
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Mangos must be totally in season! I can get the 5 for $1
at my local grocery and they are all ready to eat!
I read somewhere that mangoes are the popular fruit in the
world.....hhhmmmmm

I'm moving your thread now!!!!!
enjoy your food everybody!
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Habanero!? On lover!? He'd kill me!
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okay okay so my dh is a masochist. We are heavily into S&M including food abuse. My secret is out.
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I am confused? hey Lala where is the recipe forum here???? Did I miss something....?
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LOL, don't you moderate it?
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Mmmmm...sounds soo good. I wish I weren't allergic to Mangos!!!

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I know that silly lala. I guess I was looking at your first post as if you posted it here first and was asking it to be moved somewhere else... I missed the part where you probally put it in TAO first right. Ok so I am alittle slow here and a bit behind. I have been obsessed with finding info on waldorf dolls lately among other things.
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Is there an easy way to cut them?

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Okay, as hard as it is to describe a complex physical process, I'm gonna wade in and try.

Ideally you will use a sharp knife at least 6 inches long in the blade. Observe that the mango is shaped a bit like an egg that has been pressed semi-flat. The stone has a very similar shape and takes up a heartbreaking amount of space in the middle of the fruit.

Hold the fruit upright, small tip on your cutting board, the stem location up. The pit runs the same way the fruit does, so hold the fruit very firmly with your fingertips at about the north pole and rotated so that the narrowest edge of the fruit is pointed towards you.

Begin to cut down gently about 1/2 away from the stem. You are likely to graze the edge of the stone, just angle out very slightly and shave around it but continue to cut downward. You should end up with an oval of fruit a bit smaller than your cupped hand. Now turn the fruit around and do it again. You should have two ovals of fruit with skin on and a stone with a thin band of fruit 'round it's edges but nothing much to the front or back.

If you like, you may switch to a paring knife at this point.

Trim the strip of fruit off the stone by cutting straight thru the fruit towards the stone and then turning and the fruit towards the blade, a bit like peeling an apple. Lay that piece of fruit peel down on the board. Anchor one end of the strip firmly with the index finger of your off hand. Put the knife blade just in front of your finger, pointed away from you, blade parallel to the board and very flat. Gently cut the fruit from the peel.


Now for the two ovals of fruit. Use the tip of your knife. Put the fruit, skin side down on the board and gently cut throught the fruit but not the skin in three or four parallel lines, about 1/4 inch apart. Now pivot the fruit to to one side and do that again, so you have cut the fruit into 12 or so little cubes that are still attached to the skin.

If all you want to do is eat the fruit, pick the piece up and push the skin from the back. Eat the fruit like a combo of eating a peach whole and eating corn off the cob. If you want the flesh for a recipe, slice the piece in half along one of the lines that you have laready 'perferated'. The quartered fruit should be easy anough to hold flat, skin side down on your board. Cut the cubed fruit from the skin the same way you cut the strip of fruit loose before.

Man, did that make ANY sense?
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Check out the recipie for Mango lassi
http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/recipes...k/drink10.html
or
http://www.bawarchi.com/cookbook/quencher17.html

You can use yogurt or icecream or plain milk instead of the curd mentioned in the recipie. Mango lassi is a favorite Indian drink.
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