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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:54 PM

Last Saturday we bought a box of Mangoes at Costco. They have gotten better each day. Tonight . . .

. . . . . they were orgasmic.

Really.

So good they could bring tears.

Sweet. Rich. Juicy.

For the first time ever, I ate the skin as I peeled them. Even the skin was good.

We have two left. They will be eaten tomorrow night.





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Reply Last Saturday we bought a box of Mangoes at Costco. They have gotten better each day. Tonight . . . (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 OP
noamnety Dec 2012 #1
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #2
noamnety Dec 2012 #4
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #7
noamnety Dec 2012 #8
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #10
Festivito Dec 2012 #3
Warpy Dec 2012 #14
Festivito Dec 2012 #15
elleng Dec 2012 #5
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #6
elleng Dec 2012 #9
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #11
elleng Dec 2012 #12
LiberalLoner Dec 2012 #13
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #16
Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #17

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:44 PM

1. oh wow

I'd be scared to eat the skin.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:48 PM

2. Why?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:55 PM

4. The skin's related to poison ivy

and can cause reactions in some people even if they can eat the fruit just fine.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:16 PM

7. Uh oh! I am badly allergic to poison ivy. I ate the skin of two of them tonight.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:18 PM

8. I'm guessing you are doing fine!

If I ate some and was okay, I'd eat the rest too. I'm just scared of that first bite.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:40 PM

10. They say the allergy is rare.

In 2010 only 12 cases were reported. That said, I have eaten mango forever, to no ill effects, but this is the first time I've eaten the skin.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:48 PM

3. I suggest eating them in the shower.

It's the only way.

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Response to Festivito (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:16 PM

14. If you peel them correctly, they can be eaten out of hand

with minimal mess.

Slice down the mango on either side of the large, flat pit. Hold the piece of mango, skin side down, in your hand while you make crosshatched cuts in the fruit. Turn the skin from convex to concave and the pieces of mango pop right up, perfect for nibbling off the skin.

I also peel them this way when I'm making chunky mango salsa: mango, jalapeno, serrano, lime juice and cilantro. The combination of super sweet with super hot is sublime with fish, chicken or pork.

ETA: There's a good description of varieties, different seasons, and points of origin at http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061210082745AAEOsMW

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Response to Warpy (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:19 PM

15. That works well for package-perfect modern mangoes.

But, for orgasmic mangoes, real mangoes, one wishes to eat every bit that is not seed or skin. It even seems to get better nearer those extremes. It trickles down the face then neck, jumping from surface to surface as it dawns on you that I'm glad I'm waist deep in a stream somewhere in the middle of some Fijian island whose name escapes you. But, I digress. A bath works just fine.

And, the chutney sounds delicious.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:03 PM

5. Were they all green and thus, according to my Pakistani friend, from Brazil???

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:14 PM

6. No, they were Mexican

Red and green, not all green.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:23 PM

9. Thanks. Which Costco?

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:41 PM

11. Columbia Gateway on 175 at 108 (near I-95)

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:03 AM

12. Thanks

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:47 AM

13. Oh that sounds so good! I like pomegranates this time of year too, don't know why,

they are kind of tart and not really sweet but I think I just like them because the seeds look like little rubies and are fun to eat.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:39 PM

16. Fun to eat!

Yes they are!

Hey, have you ever had a persimmon that's really nice and ripe?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:14 AM

17. The Espoused One

is crazy about mangos. I made mango jelly last year and entered it into our County Fair. It won second place in a VERY competitive category (I'm in a farming community and EVERYBODY cooks). I'm thinking about doing a mango chutney for next year's fair.

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