A blog about cooking and food, and how to make it taste good and be healthy. The dishes are almost all gluten/dairy free, and many are vegetarian. The focus is on techniques and ingredients over recipes - this is about everyday cooking, and that means making it work with whats on hand!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Quick Mango Pickle

I learned this from Phen, a Cambodian woman who insists I eat every time I visit her house. This dish is made with green mangos, and is very quick and very tasty. Its not a main dish, but more of a condiment that goes with almost everything.

Step one is to shred the mango. Start with a firm green mango and peel it. Chop at it towards the pit to cut into it deep and irregularly, and then slice off the pieces perpendicularly. All that's left to do after that is mix in some chilies, vinegar, a small amount of sugar and salt. Phen uses dried red peppers, and in this one I used Indian style chilies. I will also sometimes use chili powder. A splash of fish sauce is optional, and delicious.

If you make this once, you will keep making it.

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