Mangos are already irresistibly sweet and juicy, but you can take them to a whole new level by throwing them on the grill. Grilling brings out the mango’s natural sugars, and topping them with a little cayenne and jalapeno creates a lovely sweet and spicy combo that would make a great side dish with fish. The antioxidants in mangos have been found to protect against breast cancer, and they are also a great source of fiber and Vitamin C.
- 3 mangos
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Cayenne pepper, to taste
- Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- 1 lime, halved
- 1/2 cup Mexican crema (or 1/3 cup sour cream mixed with 2 tablespoons milk)
- Thinly sliced jalapeno peppers and fresh cilantro, for topping
Preheat a grill to medium. Peel the mangos and cut the flesh from the pit in large flat slices; lay on a baking sheet.
Season the mango slices with salt, black pepper and cayenne and drizzle with olive oil. Turn the slices over and repeat.
Grill the mango slices, turning once, until well marked, 2 to 3 minutes total.
Transfer to a platter and squeeze the lime juice on top. Drizzle with the crema and top with jalapenos and cilantro.
Recipe credit: Food Network