How to prepare a ripe mango

These tropical beauties can be fiddly to get the flesh from if you don’t know how, so follow our easy method for perfect results.

How to prepare a ripe mango
  1. Stand the mango upright and, using a sharp knife, slice off the two flatter ‘cheeks’, avoiding the oval stone in the centre.

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  2. Slice the remaining two narrow sides from the mango and discard the stone.

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  3. Holding a ‘cheek’ in the palm of your hand, make a series of parallel cuts into the flesh, cutting until you can just feel the pressure of the knife on your hand – don’t break the skin (if you’re not too confident, hold the mango, flesh-side up, on a chopping board).

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  4. Using a spoon, scoop the flesh away from the skin in perfect slices.

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  5. For mango cubes, make another series of cuts at 90 degrees.

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  6. Then push the mango inside out and slice the cubes off with the knife.

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For more step-by-step expert techniques, click here.

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