After root canal left me feeling a bit sorry for myself, I trawled my recent recipe bookmarks for easy-to-eat meal inspiration. The lovely Amy at Absolute Amy shared a delicious Salmon with Mango Salsa and Asparagus. The Welshman rustled up his own version for me.
Mango Salsa | Recipe
Simply mix together deseeded chopped lovebite tomatoes, chopped mango, fresh coriander and mint with freshly squeezed lime juice. Depending on how hot your tastebuds run, add as little or as much fresh chilli, deseeded or not, as you like! Quantities are entirely dependent on how many hungry tummies you have to fill. Leave to marinate until you’re ready.
In three days, I ate the mango salsa served three different ways, but that’s just scraping the surface. The mango salsa would be delicious with grilled chicken, roast pork or white fish. Stir it through yoghurt for another variation. Whizz it up with sour cream to make a dipping sauce for spicy chicken wings.
For another variation, check out my Burrito Sang Choy Bow recipe. I’m imagining the whizzed up mango salsa sour cream drizzled over grilled chicken and avocado in lettuce cups. Yum!
Mango Salsa with Kipflers and Barbecued Ocean Trout
First up, we served the mango salsa with barbecued ocean trout fillets, boiled kipflers and good old fashioned peas.
I find salmon a little too rich for me, so ocean trout does the trick. I have no idea how the Welshman cooked the ocean trout, other than it involved a barbecue (and possibly beer) whilst I was snoozing on the sofa clutching my poor sore face.
However, I’ve found a recipe from one of my favourite celebrichefs, Mr Neil Perry, for Barbecued Ocean Trout Fillet with Curry Butter to send you in the right direction.
The trick to yummy potatoes is buying good quality potatoes. We’re big fans of Nicola, Royal Blue, Dutch Cream and Kipfler spud varieties in this house. Kipflers are fabulous roasted with olive oil, rosemary and anchovies, but are equally delicious just boiled. Simply scrub them, chop them and boil them for about 15 minutes. The Welshman sautéed his on the barbecue for extra crunchy deliciousness.
Mango & Ocean Trout Rice Salad
I’m not much of a cook but I’m an excellent food stylist, creating deliciousness from leftovers. The Welshman made me some more fresh mango salsa (as the previous batch was, um, hoovered, to put it politely). I added it to flaked leftover barbecued ocean trout and some leftover rice from Boyo’s butter chicken lunch to create the new love of my life, Mango & Ocean Trout Rice Salad.
Delicious and good for you to boot. Not to mention very easy to eat for poor people with swollen chops.
Teriyaki Chicken Mango Rice Salad
The food stylist creation continued for lunch the following day. A fortuitous park outside my favourite Japanese takeway gave me the idea. It was the best thing about having to pick up prescriptions for my tooth infection!
I purchased two teriyaki chicken skewers and made myself a delicious Teriyaki Chicken Mango Rice Salad. No need to send the waaaaambulance – I’ve self medicated with delicious food!
Leftover mango salsa and rice were combined with the teriyaki chicken and a little of the teriyaki sauce for a lunch par excellence. Tossing through some fresh rocket or radicchio leaves would have made it even yummier.
Are you mad for mango too?
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