Wash fruit. Lay fruit on the counter, then turn so the top and bottom are now the sides. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise cut as close to the long, flat seed as possible to remove each side of the fruit. Trim fruit away from the seed.
Score each side of the fruit lengthwise and widthwise, without cutting through the skin.
Using your hand, push the skin up, turning the fruit out. Cut fruit off at the skin with a knife.
Ham & Mango Quesadillas
If you like the ease of quesadillas, especially on busy weeknights, you'll really love these fresh and fruity Ham & Mango Quesadillas featuring mango-enhanced jarred salsa.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chunky Fresh Mango Cake
This delicious Chunky Fresh Mango Cake, a family favorite, originated years ago with a great-aunt who lived in Florida and had her own mango tree. It's a sweet, moist cake, with slightly crisp edges.
—Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas
Mango Chicken with Plum Sauce
A generous serving of this flavorful Mango Chicken with Plum Sauce recipe, with crunchy fresh veggies and a sweet Asian sauce, will leave you satisfied without bursting at the seams.
—Christine Vaught, Salem, Oregon
Fast Fact About Mangoes
- Available most of the year.
- Choose plump fruit with a sweet, fruity fragrance.
- Avoid very soft or bruised fruit.
- Ripe mangoes have green-yellow skin with a tinge of red; ripe mangoes give slightly when pressed.
- Store ripe mangoes in the refrigerator away from other fruits/vegetables with strong aromas.
- Store unripe mangoes at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
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