Pickled Green* Mango Spears
peeled and each cheek cut into 12 spears
*Green refers to mangos at the early stages of ripeness (stage 2-3) when the whole fruit is firm to the touch, the flesh is crisp and slightly sour.
Tamari Sesame Dipping Sauce
Deep Fried Pickled Green Mango Spears
Pickled Green Mango Spears:
Mix vinegar, tamari and sugar together in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool slightly. Place mango spears in a non-reactive bowl or jar and pour the pickling mixture over to cover. Pickle 3-8 hours. Drain and allow to dry out a bit.
Tamari Sesame Dipping Sauce:
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
Deep Fried Green Mango Spears:
Mix flour, seasoning salt and paprika together in a stainless bowl. Set aside. Mix egg and buttermilk together in a stainless bowl. Set aside. Place the mango spears into the flour and coat. Shake off any excess. Dip into the egg wash to coat. Place mango spears back into the flour mixture and coat completely. Deep fry breaded mango spears 2-3 minutes in 350°F fryer. Using a tong, remove from oil, drain.
Arrange Deep Fried Pickled Mango Spears on a plate with ¼ cup Tamari Sesame Dipping Sauce. Garnish with green onion.
Recipe courtesy of Chef Tamra Scroggins, Daily Grill