How do I cut a mango?

Stephanie Craig Says:

I finally splurged yesterday after seeing Rachael show how to cut my favorite fruit the other day on her show — the mango!

Today I got out my mango and went to watch the DVR so that I could cut it and do some major damage and I can’t find it anywhere! Needless to say, I tried what I could remember and it surely wasn’t right! I ended up with very little ‘meat’ and a lot of slimey waste! Fortunately a have 5 more, but I still don’t know how to cut it up! Can someone please help me? Thank you so much.

Hi Stephanie, follow these instructions for cutting a mango:

• Place the mango with one flat side resting on the cutting board.

• Slice the mango lengthwise along the flat side next to the seed.

• Turn mango over and repeat on the other side. You should have two halves of mango pulp in the skin.

• Set aside the seed with its remaining circle of pulp for later instructions.

Carefully cut a cross-hatch pattern through the mango pulp down to the skin, being careful not to cut through the skin.

Pick up the cross-cut mango half.

• Place your thumbs gently on either end.

• Place your fingers underneath in the center.

• Gently push upward with your fingers while pressing down with your thumbs to turn the diced pulp inside out in the skin.

• Carefully slice out the diced pulp by cutting between the cubed mango pulp and the skin.

• Discard skin.

• Cut remaining pulp from the outer edge of the mango seed.

• Pare the skin from the mango pulp.

• Dice and add to the rest of the diced mango.

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