Oman Food: Mango Marvels

05 Oct 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Rustle up some tasty dishes with a fruit that is in season, all-year round, with a little help from Ayesha Curry.



Canadian-born chef Ayesha Curry’s culinary skills with all things Caribbean didn’t happen by accident.

The 28-year old celebrity cook grew up with a Jamaican grandmother, who passed on to her the pearls of wisdom gleaned from years of catering to often large families and their needs.

But even Ayesha still has to come up with new, wholesome and delicious meals to bring to her table.

When seeking inspiration, her Jamaican heritage comes to the fore and that starts with managing the mango.

Mango is the world’s most popular fruit and an integral ingredient in many cuisines across the globe. While its sweetness and versatility make it the perfect addition to any dish, it is delicious on its own or when included in spicy dishes.

At 100 calories per cup, mangoes are packed with vitamins and nutrients, and are a good source of fibre.

Here, Ayesha displays a taster of her formidable talent with food, with the recipes below.

* Source: BPT


Jerk-Rubbed Chicken Skewers with Mango Salsa


Servings: 4-6 skewers


Ingredients


Mango Salsa

  • 2 cups mango, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper

Jerk Chicken Rub & Skewers

  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground all spice
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 454g chicken breast, cubed
  • Skewers, soaked in water

Method


Mango Salsa

  • Combine all the ingredients. Let sit and allow the flavours to fuse while you prepare the chicken.

Jerk Chicken Rub & Skewers

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Coat the cubed chicken well with the rub. Marinate for 30 minutes or more. Skewer 4-6 pieces of chicken per stick. Cook on a grill pan at a medium high heat. Turn frequently to avoid burning. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the juices run clear. Place the chicken on or off the skewer and spoon the Mango Salsa on top. Serve, and enjoy


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