I've been avoiding mangos because I'm never sure how to cut them. (Everyone told me they felt the same about pomegranates until I showed them how to de-seed it in less than a minute!)
Well, don't fear the mango anymore. It's actually quite simple to cut! My friend Sunee taught me how. (Yes, the friend I thought was crazy for growing green onions in water!)
Here it is:
How to cut a mango in 3 easy steps:
1. Slice off each side with the pit chillin in the middle (The pit is long and flatish. Give it about an inch.) You should now have 3 pieces: 2 sides and the center piece with the pit
2. Slice/score the mango into long slices or little chunks. DON'T push the knife all the way through the peel though.
3. Scoop out the slices with a spoon. ENJOY!
Let's review. Cut off each side, slice mango without puncturing the peel, and scoop out mango.
NOTE: Yes, yes, there will be some mango left around the seed. If you want every inch of mango, you can cut around the pit, and then cut off the peel. Simple!
Also... soon I'll be posting a recipe for one of my favorite desserts!! And you'll need to know how to cut a mango for that! So go grab some mango and conquer it.