Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Mango-Honey dew salsa

The Mango-Honey Dew salsa had a change of plans. It didn't make it on the pizza as planned. It was saved for it's favorite companion; The Caribbean Taco. It is one of, if not THE favorite dish at our house. Since we only do meat once a week, we save it for our favorites. This is it. Not kidding. I have blogged it before but I will do it again so you can see the pictures. I am still licking my lips as we speak. I ate 3. I could have eaten 5. The mango's I bought were the best mango's I have ever in my whole life consumed. They were so sweet, they tasted like a mango Popsicle. It went well with my garden grown honey dew that tasted like a cucumber. I added in some of my garden peppers and onions to boot. It was perfect. I love fruit salsa's. They are great with peaches and pineapple as well. It is a great way to use up what fruit you have.

Mango-Honey Dew Salsa

2 mango's
1/2 honey dew
4 T. minced onion
1/3 C. chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno or other pepper, seeded and chopped. More if desired
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and honey to taste

Chop fruit into small pieces. Add all other ingredients and chill to allow flavors to blend. Great on fish, pizzas and chicken.

Another taco picture. I am sure you will get plenty more as we are taco folk around here. This one is as simple as it gets: honey lime chicken with the salsa on top. This is in my cookbook and somewhere long ago on this blog but I will give you it again:

Honey Lime Chicken

1 1/2 lbs shredded chicken
4 T. honey
3 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. coconut oil
2 t. chili powder
1/4 t. garlic powder
salt to taste

Let sit for a bit to allow the chicken to soak in the flavors.

These need little else along side them. We served it with cucumber and carrot slices and some grapes. That's all. A perfect summer dinner. I tried to make these vegetarian with beans instead of chicken but this was one of the very few dishes that it just couldn't be pulled off on. We reserve this for our Sunday meat dinners. Worth it.


Laurie said...

I make a really similar pineapple/mango salsa. Try it on shrimp tacos - soooo good. Sautee the shrimp in a pan with a can of El Pato tomato sauce. Then chop that up and use that topped with the salsa, it's spicey and sweet and so good!

April said...

I made these for dinner tonight. Out of this world good! I think is going to be one of my favorite meals as well.

I want to see more of your recipes!