A variety of mangoes are in season right now. Mangoes are a sweet, tart and juicy fruit that range in size and shape.
But how do you cut into this delicious fruit?
Wash the mango. Do not peel the skin.
Cut the mango into three pieces.
A mango has a flat seed in the middle, and the fruit itself has the shape of a slightly flattened oval. Find the long axis of the mango.
Make two parallel slices along the length of the flatter sides of the mango, on either side of the seed. You want a good amount of mango to be left on the cheeks.
Make light cross-cut slices on the two cheeks. Do not slice through the skin.
With your middle and ring fingers, push the skin-side of the mango cheek up so that the skin can lie flat on the plate and your cross-cut fans out.
Serve the mango as is, or cut along the base of the cross-cuts (close to the skin) and serve the pieces in a bowl.