Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I know I've said this with a lot of the previous recipes, but I honestly don't know where this one came from... not even the vaguest clue...
But it is, without a shadow of a doubt, my 100% favourite Summer recipe... basically whenever mangos are in season, and particularly when they start to get cheap, it's a good time to buy up big, since the relish can be easily frozen until you need it.
That's actually what I did with the relish this time, since I bought a mango last week and I don't think it would have lasted until Tuesday (although an overripe mango isn't any kind of hinderance to this dish), I made up the relish, wacked it in the freezer and then pulled it out yesterday afternoon for dinner before the movie.
The other thing that makes this the ultimate Summer dish is that you can have it at just about any temperature combination... cold relish, warm rice and chicken... warm relish, rice and chicken... cold relish and chicken, warm rice... cold relish, rice and chicken... it's beautiful, quick, easy and tasty.
Chicken with Tomato and Mango Relish
4 chicken breasts
1 stick celery (chopped)
1 bay leaf
1 onion (chopped)
Combine celery, bay leaf and onion in large pan half filled with water. Bring to boil then add the chicken. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Drain, discarding the bayleaf, and serve the chicken, celery and onion mixture with the relish on rice.
2 teaspoons oil
1 onion (chopped)
2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice
¼ cup of water
1 tomato (chopped)
1 mango (chopped)
2 teaspoons fresh mint
1 teaspoon grated lemon or lime rind
Heat the oil in small saucepan, then add onion and cook until soft. Add the lemon juice, water, tomato, mango and mint. Bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened slightly. Stir in lemon rind to finish.