102 - A Fine Romance
Presenting Exotic Fruit
Exotic fruits are becoming more and more easy to find. Nowadays,
your local supermarket or green grocer carries fruits that up until
a few years ago were available only at specialty shops. Question
is, how do you cut and prepare a mango, pineapple or papaya when
you get it home? Here are some easy suggestions.
Mango - Start by slicing the fruit lengthwise around the pit in
the centre. Using a paring knife, score the fruit diagonally in
one direction and then do the same in the opposite direction. You
want the knife to come as close to the skin as possible without
piercing it. Then, invert the mango as if you're turning it inside
out. Like magic the mango ends up cut into little squares. Simply
cut off the squares and pop them into your mouth or use them in
your favourite recipe.
Pineapple - This one's a little tougher, but worth it. Using a sharp
knife, cut off the spiky crown of the pineapple, then slice off
about half an inch from the bottom. Stand the pineapple on its end.
Now you can easily slice off the rest of the skin, cutting so that
you trim off the %quot;eyes" of the fruit. A quick way to present
pineapple is to cut it into slices and then cut the slices themselves
Papaya - This one's real easy. Simply cut the papaya in half lengthwise
and then scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Now you can peel the
two halves and slice or cube them as you wish.