Almost daily, I am reminded of when my hubby and I were newlyweds. Being from 2 slightly different cultures, differences were bound to arise. Most of our differences revolved around food. One such experience was when my hubby asked me to prepare him a plate of fruit, specifically mango. I peeled the mango, cut it up into bite-size pieces and served it to my hubby. Simple, yet hubby-pleasing!
My hubby, looked at me lovingly and asked if I had possibly forgotten something. To which I answered, "No, I didn't forget anything. Why do you ask?" My hubby explained that in Mexico, it is customary to prepare mango, and most fruits, with salt, lemon and some form of chile, be it a hot sauce or a ground chile and lemon powder. I returned to the kitchen and finished preparing the mango in the authentic Mexican way.
If you're trying to impress the Mexican in your life or just looking for authentic Mexican recipes, try serving this fruit platter.
Easy Fruit Snack
- Mango, pineapple, watermelon, papaya, coconut, cucumber and/or jicama
- Tajin fruit and snack seasoning*
Peel and chop desired fruit(s) into bite-size pieces. (Any combination of the above fruits will work.) Sprinkle generously with salt and Tajin seasoning. Squeeze lime juice over fruit. Enjoy!!!
*If you can't find Tajin seasoning in the latin food aisle of your grocery store, use either Valentina or Tapatio brand hot sauce.
(P.S.) This recipe can be prepared with out the Tajin or hot sauce.