Now that the mango is cut, it’s time to fire up the grill. Chef Jason Hernandez offers a quick rundown on how to achieve the perfect char.
Mango cheeks are great for grilling. Start off by peeling the skin off the mango and cutting off the cheeks. Then, season the mango cheeks with whatever seasoning you’d like. This will help build flavor as well as the beautiful char. Utilizing a grill pan or barbecue grill, place the mango cheeks flat side down on a hot grill. Wait a few minutes before flipping to ensure you get the perfect char.
Grilled mango is a great taste amplifier of sweet and savory dishes and can even be puréed into sauces!
If you haven’t already tried grilled mango, maybe adding ice cream will entice you! When placed on the grill, the sugars in mango caramelizes adding a delicious depth to the flavor. A scoop of ice cream and warm balsamic caramel glaze drizzled on top is just a bonus!