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Another great mango recipe; Salsa mango is easy, fresh and delicious!

Updated on September 15, 2007

Mango salsa goes great with fish!

photo credit: spoonfullofginger.com
photo credit: spoonfullofginger.com
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photo credit: ming.com

Everybody loves mangos, and with this easy 5 minute mango salsa recipe, you'll have a great addition to chicken, pork, and especially fish. Simply grilled, broiled, or sautéed fish fillets will pair perfectly with the sweet and tart flavors of this mango salsa.

You can also adjust the amount of lime juice, to compliment the oiliness of the fish. If you're using a delicate white fish fillet, then you don't want to use too much acidity and overpower the taste of the fish; but if you're pairing an oilier fish like mackerel, salmon or tuna, then use lots of lime juice. The extra acidity will cut the fattiness of the fish, and will balance perfectly.

Great food is all about balancing flavors into perfect harmony. (sorry...I'll get off my soapbox now!)

Easy fresh mango salsa recipe

I mango (any ripe mango will be fine)

2 Tbls of onion finely minced

1 Tbls of fresh mint, finely sliced

1 lime

salt to taste

Cut the mango lengthwise around the stone in the inside. Pull the two halves apart and take out the stone.

Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and chop into roughly quarter inch squares. You don't need to make things look completely uniform; just try to get approximately similar sized pieces. (This salsa will make for a very colorfully and striking presentation, no matter how you chop up the pieces)

In a bowl, mix together the mango, mint, onion and squeeze a quarter of the lime into it. Add a pinch of salt and taste. You don't want to it to taste at all salty, so a pinch should be plenty, but without the salt it will be a little bland.

You're tasting here to try to balance the sweet and the sour. The sweet comes from the mango and the sour from the lime. Mangoes vary a lot, and some will need a lot more lime juice to get a balance of flavors. If it tastes too sweet, add progressively more lime juice by the quarter until it's balanced.

This salsa will be better if you make it about 20 minutes before serving, but should not be made too far in advance. The freshness of this salsa is really great, and that fresh taste will deteriorate over time. Since it only takes 5 minutes to make, you're much better off making it at the last minute.

Serve this over simply prepared fish, for an elegant, healthy and flavorful tropical inspired meal. It tastes great, and is oh so easy!

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    • MsQuestion profile image

      MsQuestion 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks! I've been wanting an easy, fast mango salsa recipe, and this is perfect! I love mangoes..can't wait to try this. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Great hub!

    • John D Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      John D Lee 

      11 years ago

      That's great. I'm really pleased that you had good success. Try using this mango salsa with fresh torillas for a great take on Baja fish tacos! Any simply sauteed fish, plus some lettuce, onions, this salsa and a little yogurt all wrapped up in a warm tortilla will taste really great!

      Much thanks for the feedback.

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      tshirtscene 

      11 years ago

      I actually came on to tell how wonderful my tortilla night went, it was exceptional, so much so I've been asked to make them again tomorrow night! The mango salsa looks wonderful and something I will be trying in the very near future.

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