Monday, May 7, 2012

Pineapple, Mangoes and....Fresh Thyme


The other night I was over at a friends house for dinner and she announced that for dessert she had made a little fruit salad with pineapple and mangoes.  I groaned a bit cause mangoes are not really my favorite but she said, just wait and see, even you will like the mango in this salad. She was right, mix fresh thyme with just about anything and I will love it.   So this morning I made the pineapple-mango salad and.....yep the bowls came back licked clean, the true test of whether something went over well at our Bed and Breakfast.  Now if someone would just tell me an easy way to cut a mango.......... we would serve this all the time! 

INGREDIENTS  to serve 10 one cup servings
1 large fresh Pineapple cut into chunks
2 good sized Mangos also cut into bite sized pieces
Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 tablespoons)
Fresh Thyme leaves (I try to keep the stems out as much as possible)
Lime slices - cut to go on the side of the fruit bowls for a little garnish

DIRECTIONS
Put Pineapple and Mangoes in a bowl and add Lime juice, really to taste, I probably used a tablespoon or two for one pineapple and 2  large mangoes.  Add thyme leaves and stir well, again you add to taste.  I love thyme, so I used about 10 sprigs, you can taste it as  you go (this is often the best part).  It is then ready to serve as I did this morning,  but when my friend made it for dinner, she refrigerated it for a bit and I think that helped the thyme flavor really come through even more.

We are having a lot of fun this summer mixing the "savory" herbs with the sweet fruit!

Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Joyce Schulte
Bed and Breakfast Foodie
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1 comment:

  1. I love mangoes. I have a great little tool - a Mango Cutter made by Oxo. Available at most stores that sell cooking gadgets. You simply cut down the flat sides to get two mango "halves" with the skin still on. Then you score the flesh into either slices or squares with a sharp little knife. Take a spoon and scoop the flesh out of the peel or pop inside out and cut off with a knife.
    You can see this technique and others on this YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvLdPjpELyU

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