Posted On 15 October 2010 by on Recipes for Girls

One of my favorite shows on Discovery Travel & Living is Everyday Exotic. This show features Chef Roger Mooking, and he uses exotic fruits/ingredients for everyday recipes.

I watched his show earlier today and the exotic ingredient was mangoes – both ripe and unripe mangoes. As you may know, we Filipinos LOVE our mangoes. Friends from all over the world say that there’s not a place in the world that can produce mangoes as yummy as the ones you’ll find here in the Philippines. Its sweet and very flavorful, so different from the mangoes in the United States. I have a couple of friends from New York who swear that there’s no contest, Philippine mangoes win hands down! They even ask family members to send them dried mangoes or bring crates of fresh mangoes when they come and visit.

Anyway, Chef Roger featured this great recipe – mango salad with bell pepper, bean sprouts and onions – ingredients I never thought would go well together. Here’s the recipe (he shares a recipe for the herby lime vinaigrette as well):

Herby Lime Vinaigrette:

1 Tsp Sugar

3/4 tbsp Rice vinegar

1/2 tbsp Sesame oil

4 tsp Fresh Lime juice

1/4 tsp Mint leaf fine chopped

1 tbsp Cilantro stems fine chop

1/8 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp Oyster sauce

1 tbsp Water

In a small stainless steel mixing bowl add sugar and salt. Add vinegar to dissolve dry ingredients then add water, oyster sauce and lime juice. Whisk in sesame oil then add mint and cilantro stems.  Mix well.  Store in the refrigerator.

Mango Salad:

1 C. Mango cut into strips

1/2 C. Red pepper cut into strips

1/4 C. Red onion fine cut into strips

3/4 C. Fresh bean sprouts

2 Tbsp Cilantro leaves rough chop

1/8 Tsp Kosher salt

1/4 Tsp Black peppercorns cracked

2 Tbsp Cashew nuts crushed

In a small skillet heated to medium heat add Cashew nuts, stir often until lightly toasted.  Set aside.

In a larger mixing bowl add first 5 ingredients.  Add Herby Lime vinaigrette and mix thoroughly.  Season with Salt and Black pepper to taste. Plate salad and top with toasted cashews.

I immediately went to the kitchen to see if I had enough ingredients to make it, but I didn’t have fresh cilantro leaves (if I don’t find any, I’ll use the dried ones) and rice vinegar. What a disappointment. I will definitely try this recipe – the mango fanatic in me cannot pass this up!!!

For more Roger Mooking recipes, please visit his website

2 Responses to Mango Salad ala Roger Mooking

  1. I love mango salads. They are so refreshing and go so well with a simple piece of grilled fish for a whole meal. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stacy says:

    How ironic Kosher salt and oyster sauce. Doesn’t exactly go together! LOL! Is it ok to leave the cilantro out? And is there anything that can be substituted for the oyster sauce if one does keep kosher? (or is allergic to shellfish for that matter)

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