Mango with salt and honey

Colombian street food varies from region to region, but on the coast, mango is used with seafood and as a tasty snack by itself, for example shrimp and mango ceviche or simply as mango biche (which is shredded green mango with salt, pepper and lime juice). I like the odd squirt of lime when I cut up mango as a delicious flavour enhancer, but the Colombians got me thinking how else we can be creative with mango.

This simple recipe,plays on the idea of mango with salt, adding honey for a balance of sweetness and also some slightly untraditional Colombian flavours of chilli and fresh coriander, but both flavours that enhance the mango. De-seeding the chilli means you get the warm tingle, but no overpowering heat, which would ruin the flavour.

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: nil

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Ingredients:

  • 1 mango
  • Large pinch of Maldon sea salt
  • Honey (runny not set)
  • ½ small red chilli (medium heat) – de-seeded and finely chopped
  • Handful of fresh coriander

Recipe:

  1. Finely chop the chilli and the coriander leave
  2. Cut your mango into bite sized pieces and arrange on a serving plate.
  3. Drizzle with honey, then sprinkle over the sea salt, finely chopped chilli and coriander.
  4. Serve with toothpicks to skewer the individual pieces and extra salt.

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