Entry #119, June 22, 2010
We are officially into the summer, and when I think of summer I think of swimming pools, lemonade, kids laughing, and great food! Today, I’m going to veer off the usual road for Stagetecture, and showcase a wonderful summer recipe – Pineapple Mango Salsa. A friend mentioned a wonderful website called The Pioneer Woman. Gorgeous photography, and my favorite section was this delightful recipe that makes my mouth water just writing this.
See below for the shortened version, but be sure to visit The Pioneer Woman, for the full recipe and spectacular photography!
It’s so hot here, and the bad news is that it’s only June. What am I going to do a month from now? I’ll be fanning myself and eating frozen grapes and floating in a cool bath just to survive. I wasn’t cut out for this. I belong on the frozen tundra.
When it gets this hot and humid, cold food is all anyone wants around here. My stand-by pico de gallo recipe is an absolute summertime staple, and Marlboro Man could eat it with tortilla chips three times a day. It’s the best. But for me, I like to make this alternate version of “pico” using pineapple, mango (when I can find one), and red onion instead of yellow. It’s pretty, slightly sweet, and is so delicious on grilled chicken breasts or a plate of cheese nachos.
Truth be told, this should be called Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo. But I’ll call it salsa like most normal people do.
I’m such a follower.
Here’s what you need:
A firm (not rock hard, but not mushy) mango. Note that if you can’t find a mango, you can just use all pineapple instead.
You need a red onion…
And a little kosher salt.
Throw all the chopped ingredients into a bowl…
Stir it all together, adding a little more of whatever it needs.
Tip: I know it sounds strange, but if you find that the fruit is overly tart, you can sprinkle in a little white sugar. Just stir and taste, stir and taste. And be sure to taste it on a tortilla chip so you can get an accurate read on the flavors.
Enjoy this scrumptious treat, my friends! It’s cool, refreshing, slightly sweet, and full of flavor.
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