My husband thinks I’m crazy, but then again… I’m not the one who married me =) He just cannot fathom how I absolutely LOVE unripe mangoes. I guess I grew up this way, picking unripe mangoes… barefoot in my grandpa’s backyard back on that little island called Lombok in Indonesia.
So, what to do when it’s not mango season and you’re just dying for mangoes? or on a hot summer day when you just want to cool off? (well, that just seems so far away from now, doesn’t it?) – you make Honey Mango Salad!
My mom introduced me to this recipe – it’s SUPER simple. All you need to do is julienne 1 unripe mangoes, throw in a dollop of honey (i.e. about a tablespoon), a few dashes of SALT (yes, you’re reading correctly), and mix all together. Optionally, throw in some Chile Seasoning or whatever Chili Powder you have for a kick.
Not the prettiest picture I know – but I promise you it’s delicious.
I’ve been on a corn tortilla kick lately… It’s odd to me because I don’t normally like tortillas. I mean, I’m one of those people who prefer “naked burrito” or “burrito bowl” at your local “Mexican” joint. Maybe I just now realized that corn tortillas >> flour tortillas. At least in my book.
Heat up corn tortilla on a non-stick pan, crack 1 egg on top, sprinkle some salt, throw in some shredded cheddar cheese, and flip over once the egg white turns opaque. Cook for another minute, then flip over on a plate. Serve with pico de gallo, avocado slices, black beans**, and sour cream. Of course I put a lot of Tabasco on mine.
**For the black beans, I used the kind that comes in a can… I simmered the beans with sautéed onions, a pack of Sazon Goya, about a tablespoon of cider vinegar, and a bunch of cilantro that I wrapped together and later removed.
Beef Kimchi Tacos
Corn Tortillas. Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Black Beans**. Avocadoes. Sautéed Beef (salt + pepper + adobo seasoning). Lime Slices. Chopped Cilantro. Home-made Salsa. Chopped Kimchi.
Not pictured are last night’s Pork Tacos with Brussels Sprouts Slaw and this morning’s Cheesy Egg Breakfast Burrito.
Obsessed. Just a little.
Until next time, loves! Keep whisking away!