It was cruddy and rainy this morning when we left the house and I never would have dreamed that it would clear up as beautifully as it did this afternoon.. but Damn was it muggy.. the time/temperature clock on my way home said 85 at 6:15, but it felt more like 90° + so after (yet another) dinner of leftovers I had the craving for something sweet and satisfying.. so bring on the ziplock bag of frozen mango...
Mango is so easy to work with, you just really have to be careful that you're cutting around the pit and (Please People) Don't hold it in your bare hand while you're cutting it, use a kitchen towel or take a small slice off the bottom so it rests flat on the cutting board (you can see which way the pit it situated that way too) and just cut down each side of the pit and then go around the sides. Once you have the two halves my favorite way of cutting up a mango is to carefully score the flesh all the way to the skin without going through it first top to bottom and then from side to side leaving little cubes of mango, then you can just give it a slight bend downwards and slice them off and use them as you wish.
Tonight it was Mango lime sorbet.
2 cups frozen mango cubes
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. lime zest
1 tsp. lime juice
I do this in my mini prep, so I first add in the mango until it's smooth and then add the rest. It's really as simple as that.
I'm really surprised that it lasted long enough for me to take this pic with P. standing behind me saying Mom, mom.. can I have it now? Now? Oh come on, it's Melting Mom!!! In the end, of course, it was worth the few minutes it took for me to photograph it, the boy survived and even got to have seconds :o)