A fresh appetiser which packs a real flavour punch as an appetiser or a burst of freshness between courses. It looks very simple, but the strong flavours dazzle your mouth with every bite. Keep the portions small if you're having it on it's own, or have it as a mango salsa as part of a meal.
This dish comes from the beautiful French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe - my featured country for this month. It's a challenging country, with strong French creole influences combing with tropical vibrant Caribbean ingredients and even, yep, quite a bit of curry from it's Sri Lankan influences. It makes for a unique combination of dishes and flavours, but all the dishes I made were delicious. They tended towards the simple, but with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables combined to make elegant and beautiful food.
3 ripe mangoes
1 fresh jalapeño chilli, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
Juice of 2 limes
Cracked pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste
1. Dice the mangoes and place in a bowl. Add the jalapeño, garlic, lime juice and then add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Mix well and then refrigerate for an hour for the flavours to permeate the mango cubes. Serve in individual small bowls.
This month I'm featuring lots of recipes from Guadeloupe!
Check out my other Guadeloupean recipe posts: