Anyone else in the mood for a fresh, juicy mango? Cutting a mango can be intimidating, but Chef Brad makes it easy!
Hi, my name's Brad Vigue. I am the Executive Chef for Residence Dining at UBC. Today we're going to learn how to cut a mango!
When cutting a cutting a mango, the first thing that's important is to identify is which way the pit is inside the fruit. You will find there is a longer edge versus a shorter edge. You want to cut parallel with the long edge to prevent your knife from ending up in the pit.
Another way to identify the pit is to cut the top off. This way you'll be able to see the orientation of the pit. Then, just cut parallel along side the pit. You'll be able to feel it with your knife. You're then left with a beautiful piece of mango.
You'll want to be careful with this next part! Gently cut through the mango, creating criss-cross patterns. Turn it inside out, and you have beautiful pieces of mango that you can slice off easily.
And that's how you cut a mango!