How to massacre mangoes…

20 Jan
Anyone who knows me know that I LOVE produce. I would choose fresh fruit over candy or desserts any day!
Our first week back in town, we visited the Jocotepec market, which is my favorite in the area (there are 5 each week within a 20 minute drive). There was a fruit stand set up, and I just couldn’t resist the temptation…could you?

(can you see this? I think it is a cup full of shredded radish, carrot, zucchini, jicima, and perhaps squash? I have no idea what the yellow stuff is on top! You should see how the kids gobble this stuff up!)

I was dying to get a big cup of MANGOS, one of my favorite fruits that I have only had fresh a handful of times (I used to buy frozen mangoes from the Candian Superstore in Whitehorse).

I told the gal working which fruit I wanted, and she grabbed the cup and began to pick up a heaping spoonful of chili powder to put on it. “Oh! No! No chili!” She looked at me funny…silly Gringo…and proceeded to put spoonfuls of something white on the fruit, instead. I thought, “hmm…coconut? Okay…I’m willing to try that…” Then, before I realized it, she had grabbed a lemon, and was squeezing lemon juice all over my perfect mangoes. UGH. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE lemons…but on my MANGOES?!

She handed me the cup, and I paid my $20 pesos. I took a bite, and LOW AND BEHOLD…that white stuff was actually large granulated SALT…and the mix of salt and lemon made for a VERY salty/sour cup of once-perfect Mangoes. At least it wasn’t chili powder…

I will know better next time 🙂

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3 Responses to “How to massacre mangoes…”

  1. leadatortilla January 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Did YOUR kids love the squash, layered cups too? Or was that kids in general? I love Ella's expression… tee hee.

  2. Alisa January 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Totally should have clarified…certainly not MY kids eat the layered veggies (I wish!!) But the local children love them!

  3. Lara February 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Oh, I was wondering about that too. Just catching up on the blog – didn't know I had missed so much. I would LOVE to eat all those fruits and veggies. I'm jealous, and will have to come visit you soon!

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