Yummy Spicy Mango...I can still taste the spice in that thing....Got this at the Carribean festival I went to a few days back...bought back childhood memories....
While in Trinidad, on weekends when we had nothing much, all we did was make this spicy mango and devour it!!
Back then we made it with crisp raw mango, only now I know that it can even be made like this.
The raw mango gave it that katta spicy soury flavor, this had a sweet spicy flavor. Both are equally enjoyable. There was even another fruit we used back then - a ripe 'Pomorac' it was called, another name Trinidadian apple. Had a pear shape, but red skin and white and crisp inside! It was also very delish when made like this!
This spicy mango has very few ingredients and is made with the hottest pepper you can find around. In my knowledge, the "Scotch Bonnet" pepper is the spiciest, "Habanero" being the second.
This has Scotch Bonnet in it. This pepper even has a very different flavor and smell to it and boy is it spicy!!!!
When my Mom first didn't know about this pepper, she made daal using couple of whole pepper which had to be dumped cos it was very spicy!!
Its very easy to prepare. Has only the following ingredients: Garlic, lemon juice, salt, Scotch bonnet pepper and cilantro, everything roughly chopped.
That day was the best....enjoyed the whole cup myself, cos no one wanted to have it after one piece!! Well we all even had Kobbari Bondas (whole coconut), Sugarcane and SITAPHALS (Custard Apple....Ahh...I miss this fruit...very difficult to find in US).
I will make it sometime and post more pics....I think crisp green apple will also taste good...what say!?
Here is the WIKI on Scotch Bonnet Pepper! Read and Enjoy!!!