It’s mango season! Ripe, sweet Florida mangos are at the height of their season and are available throughout the US. If you haven’t tried a mango, this is the year to start. It’s been a bumper crop. Mangos are second in popularity throughout the world to bananas and coconuts.
Here’s a great way to use them. Whip up a fresh mango salsa and spoon the salsa over a juicy steak. They make a colorful and delicious accompaniment for a juicy steak, roasted chicken for fish.
It takes a few minutes to cut a mango into cubes. Here’s an easy method. Stand the mango upright on the thick end and cut it in half on each side sliding the knife down the side of the stone. Run a large spoon around the edge of the flesh and scoop it out. Cut the pulp into 1/4-inch pieces. Do this over a bowl to catch the juices.
There are several types of quick-cooking brown rice. There’s even one that cooks in 90 seconds in the microwave and it’s very good. Use any type that fits your requirements and follow the instructions on the box. Plan 3/4 cup cooked rice per person. Add the frozen peas a few minutes before the rice is cooked or simply defrost them and add to the rice after it is cooked. The recipe here is for 10-minute brown rice.
This meal contains 652 calories per serving with 29 percent of calories from fat.
- Any type of quick-cooking steak can be used
- Add another jalapeno pepper if you like your salsa hot
- Make mango salsa
- Prepare other ingredients
- Make rice
- Saute steak
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for tonight’s Dinner in Minutes.
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 lime
- 1 small bunch cilantro
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 small bottle honey
- ¾ lb. strip steak
- 1 bottle ground cumin
- 1 package 10-minute brown rice
- 1 small package frozen peas
- 1 bottle olive oil spray.
- Reduced-fat vinaigrette dressing
- Black peppercorns.
Linda Gassenheimer is the author of fourteen cookbooks including her newest, Prevention’s Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes and Mix ‘n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes. Do you have any questions about a recipe or cooking method? Or, have you tried the recipe and added your own touch that you’d like to share. Email Linda at email@example.com. You can visit Linda on her web page at www.DinnerInMinutes.com.
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