Monthly Archives: August 2014
|August 25, 2014||Posted by Fresh from Florida under Agriculture, Cooking, Events, Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Uncategorized|
The Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness is searching for Student Chef Ambassadors to represent Florida during the 2014-2015 school year. The division will be hosting several regional “Fresh for Florida Kids” Cook-Offs beginning this fall. Florida students in grades 4th -12th are eligible to participate. In order to enter the contest, a student must […] continue reading
|August 6, 2014||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
With Florida mango season in full swing, we love to incorporate mangoes into sweet and savory dishes. This recipe for mango enchiladas is a great dessert that tastes like it’s for a special occasion, but is easy enough to make any day of the week. Ingredients: • 3 mangoes, peeled and sliced • 6 (8-inch) flour […] continue reading
|August 1, 2014||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce|
Chef Justin posted this tutorial five years ago, and since it’s Florida mango season, we thought it would be fun to repost. It certainly helps take the mystery out of mango preparation! Cutting up a Florida mango can go wrong if you don’t know how to do it properly. Here’s how I do it! The […] continue reading
Chef Justin posted this tutorial five years ago, and since it’s Florida mango season, we thought it would be fun to repost. It certainly helps take the mystery out of mango preparation!
Cutting up a Florida mango can go wrong if you don’t know how to do it properly. Here’s how I do it!
The large mango seed runs through the center so it is important to understand where to make the first cut. Hold the mango down so that the flat sides are vertical to the cutting board.
Make the first cut about a half an inch from the center on one side and continue down until all the way through. If you run into the seed, pull the knife out and adjust over a quarter of an inch until the knife easily cuts all the way through.
Repeat cut on other side.
Hold the cut sides of the mango down with the flesh side up. Carefully make 1/4-inch cuts in a crossing pattern making sure not to cut all the way through the skin on the other side. Repeat with the other half.
Gently turn the mango inside out and cut the now protruding square of flesh from the skin. Repeat with the other half.
After this process there will still be useable flesh attached to the seed. Use a small knife to peel the skin off and trim the rest of the flesh from the seed.