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Mango with salt

RiJaAr Dec 18, 2006 08:32 PM

ok, so this little kid i know from honduras does this, he takes a fairly unripe mango, slices it and dips it in salt.. and i tried it. it was awesome!

anyone know of any other fruits that taste good this way?

any other unusual combinations of food that are delicious?

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    Rudykint Nov 21, 2009 02:47 AM

    Unripe Tamarind and salt tastes great.
    A little salt added to ripe Syzigium cumini is also great!
    Partially ripe papaya goes well with salt too.

    1. doctor_mama Jan 26, 2007 05:32 AM

      Trader Joe's sells a chili-spiced dried mango with hot pepper and salt. I bet it'd be good on fresh mangoes, too.

      1. rob133 Jan 25, 2007 04:03 PM

        Both Mango and Pineapple work surprisingly well with Cilantro, salt and pepper. Mango is kind of a given in that sense as a Mango salsa is fairly common, but I was surprised at the chunks of Pineapple and finely chopped Pineapple - its different but it is good.

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          chefklb Jan 25, 2007 04:00 PM

          Try mango wedges and peeled/seeded cucumber wedges tossed together with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a pinch of kosher salt or sea salt and ancho chili powder.

          1. roxhills Dec 21, 2006 09:12 PM

            my babysitter puts salt on apples. i tried it-- not bad.

            1. lollya Dec 21, 2006 08:43 PM

              my grandmother did the same with cantaloupe.

              1. thegolferbitch Dec 21, 2006 06:06 PM

                My dad salted and black peppered ripe cantaloupe slices

                1. ipsedixit Dec 20, 2006 06:14 PM

                  There is a special salt concoction that I've only been able to find in Taiwan that is especially made for pairing with fruits, e.g. guavas, mangos, strawberries, and the like.

                  Visually, it looks like crushed sea salt with flecks of black pepper.

                  Anyone know if I can find it here in the States?

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                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    chowser Dec 20, 2006 07:02 PM

                    I love this, if it's what I'm thinking of--we had it on fruit all the time when we were growing up. I can't even remember what it's called but I'm going to look for it.

                    1. re: chowser
                      ipsedixit Dec 21, 2006 05:10 PM

                      Do tell if you find it.

                      Those trans-Pacific flights just for salt can be quite expensive ...

                  2. singleguychef Dec 20, 2006 06:11 PM

                    growing up in Hawaii we always salted our pineapples, and it really brought out the sweetness, almost counteracting the tartness.

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                      marlie202 Dec 20, 2006 05:45 PM

                      green mango with lime juice,salt and hot pepper

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                        HLing Dec 20, 2006 04:25 PM

                        In Taiwan I remember eating round plums (not the milly kind)that's been smashed (seeds still in)and marinated with soysauce and big pieces of ginger...

                        Also good sea salt on papaya, pineapple, & watermelons...

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                          tarabell Dec 20, 2006 05:06 AM

                          With mango I also highly recommend a squeeze of lemon or lime over it.

                          1. tuqueboy Dec 19, 2006 02:31 AM

                            when i was growing up, my mom always sprinkled a bit of salt on grapefruit. brought out the sweetness.

                            1. Rodeline Dec 19, 2006 01:44 AM

                              In the Philippines, we do eat any fruit that is sour with salt. I know that it sounds funny, but somehow the salt brings out the sweetness. Sprinkle some salt on sour strawberries, watermelon, or pineapple.

                              1. rumgum Dec 19, 2006 01:37 AM

                                we eat mangoes with salt and tabasco on guam. filipinos eat mangoes with fish sauce. i like salt and black pepper on pineapple slices. thanks for the cravings.

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                                1. re: rumgum
                                  Veggietales Dec 21, 2006 06:01 PM

                                  I myself was raised eating green MANGA with salted, fermented shrimp paste aka bagoong or alamang. Delish!

                                  Or sometimes we would eat green manga with vinegar.

                                  And salt on all fruit is yummy!

                                2. chowser Dec 18, 2006 11:50 PM

                                  corn on the cob with lime

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                                  1. re: chowser
                                    ExercisetoEat Dec 21, 2006 06:10 PM

                                    Also good is corn on the cob with a lime chipolte butter...yum, I'm dreaming of summer.

                                  2. rcallner Dec 18, 2006 11:50 PM

                                    Salt on watermelon or starfruit, lightly.

                                    1. tuqueboy Dec 18, 2006 10:05 PM

                                      strawberries with cracked black pepper, warmed up with a bit of brandy.

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                                        RiJaAr Dec 18, 2006 10:10 PM

                                        ooh also with strawberries, dip them in sour cream and then brown sugar... yummy

                                        1. re: RiJaAr
                                          rumgum Dec 19, 2006 01:38 AM

                                          strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar is a yummy combination.

                                      2. cristina Dec 18, 2006 10:02 PM

                                        Tropical fruits with limón (key lime), chile, and salt are heavenly. Here in Mexico, we eat watermelon, papaya, pineapple, mango, jícama, cucumber, quince, apples, and oranges that way--to name just a *few* fruits!

                                        If you're interested in trying the chile, you'll want to try Tajín. It's powdered chile, a bit of lemon, and a bit of salt, all in a little jar and ready to sprinkle on your fruits. You'll find it at most supermarkets.


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                                          macrogal Dec 18, 2006 10:01 PM

                                          I'll eat Sriracha on anything :)

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                                            sweetTooth Dec 18, 2006 09:46 PM

                                            Yes, guavas and green mangoes with salt are awesome! So are unripe tamarind pods! Grew up on this stuff in India. Actually, I use the salt treatment with many other fruit that didn't turn out as sweet or delicious - end of seasons peaches and nectarines, pears that I wasn't patient enough to let ripen.

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                                              JoLi Dec 18, 2006 09:14 PM

                                              I grew up in Brazil eating green mangoes with salt. It is very good! We used to do the same with starfruit.

                                              1. JMF Dec 18, 2006 09:10 PM

                                                I like Sriracha on my mango and avocado.

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                                                  macrogal Dec 18, 2006 10:02 PM

                                                  I'll eat Sriracha on anything :)

                                                  1. re: macrogal
                                                    pescatarian Dec 20, 2006 07:06 PM

                                                    I like Sriracha on its own, straight out of the bottle :)

                                                    1. re: pescatarian
                                                      Marilyn Jan 26, 2007 05:39 AM

                                                      what is Sriracha ? Thanks

                                                      1. re: Marilyn
                                                        JoLi Jan 26, 2007 07:09 AM

                                                        It's a hot sauce that looks sorta like ketchup. Comes in a big bottle at asian supermarkets.

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                                                  theSauce Dec 18, 2006 08:54 PM

                                                  In LA the street vendors uses mangos, pineapples and papayas. Dash of salt and chili powder. Good stuff.

                                                  1. MVNYC Dec 18, 2006 08:33 PM

                                                    its good with salt/chili powder mixture.

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                                                      Lotus7 Dec 18, 2006 08:49 PM

                                                      I eat Fresh Guava with salt and chili powder. It tastes great!

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                                                        soypower Jan 25, 2007 04:09 PM

                                                        yes! i love green mango with a mixture of cayenne and salt. yum.

                                                      2. chowser Dec 18, 2006 08:33 PM

                                                        In the same vein, watermelon and feta.

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                                                          Candy Dec 18, 2006 09:02 PM

                                                          Don't forget the red onion and rich black olives with thhat combo

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                                                            chowser Dec 18, 2006 11:52 PM

                                                            I had that at a Moroccan restaurant in SF and it was so good--with olive oil drizzled over it and maybe basil or another herb. I'm trying to remember what the restaurant was...

                                                          2. re: chowser
                                                            kate used to be 50 Dec 20, 2006 05:30 PM

                                                            A great amuse bouche is a cube of watermelon with balsamic vinegar in a tiny well on top of the watermelon. Never tried it on larger cubes, but have been tempted.

                                                            1. re: kate used to be 50
                                                              Rodeline Dec 22, 2006 05:32 AM

                                                              That sound so amazing...I love balsamic vinegar and will give it a try.

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