A recipe in honor of Big Papi


Red Sox designated hitter, David Ortiz loves mango salsa. Here is a recipe I found that's supposedly the one Ortiz makes. It's great with blue corn chips with sesame seeds. YUM!!

Mango Salsa Recipe

                2   large                    ripe mangoes, diced
                2   large                    fresh red Fresno chiles, roasted, stemmed and seeded
               ½   medium              white onion, chopped
               ½   cup                      fresh cilantro, chopped
                                                grated zest and juice from 1 lime

Roast chiles over an open flame of a gas burner until the skins blister and darken, being careful not to let the flesh burn.

Place the roasted chiles in a zip lock freezer bag for 20 minutes to steam.

In the meantime, put one of the mangoes on a cutting board and cut off a thick slice as close to the flat side of the pit as possible. Repeat on the other side.

Score the flesh on each slice in a ½ inch tic-tac-toe pattern being careful not to cut through the skin. Repeat with the other mango.

Turn the mango halves inside out so the mango flesh stands out away from the skin. Carefully slice the diced mango off the skin into a bowl. Cut off the reaming flesh from the pit, dice it and add to the mixing bowl.

Remove chiles from the bag. Carefully peel off the skins, cut off the stems, then slit the chiles and scrape out the seeds.

Chop the white onion and cilantro. Add them to the diced mango. Chop the chile flesh finely and add it to the mixture in the bowl; together with the lime zest and juice.

Stir well to mix, cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. You can make this mango salsa recipe ahead of time as it will keep for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.



                  Source: leap_year_girl’s blog