2 pcs Green MangoesUse semi, near ripe, green-skinned, mangoes
2 Fresh Chili PeppersHow much chili peppers to add depends on the pepper variety and your heat preferences
3 cloves garlicchopped fine
1 Tablespoon cilantroor Culantro if available. I use jalapenos and similar. A true Caribbean Trinidad mango chow will call for super hot habaneros or 7 pot chili peppers.
1 tbsp coriander leaves
½ Teaspoon Saltto taste
Trinidadian Mango Chow is a healthy Caribbean snack prepared with sweet mangoes and hot chilis, amongst other flavor-giving ingredients.
Looking for a refreshing, low maintenance bit of snacking? You have to try this. You can find it on your way down to Maracas Bay. It’s a perfect, refreshing snack for when the weather is scorchio… Sour, tangy, salty, mouth-puckering perfection. And the best bit is you can make it with those supermarket green (unripe) mangoes that you can find easily!
How to Make Mango Chow:
- Carefully chop a hard green unripe mango into chip like pieces.
- Crush a small clove of garlic.
- Finely chop 1 tbsp coriander leaves.
- Mix together all the ingredients with a good whack of sea salt and either a sliver of finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper or 1/2 tsp pepper sauce or 1/2 normal chili.
- Eat immediately or pop in the fridge to chill for a bit for an extra refreshing hit.
- To complete the experience, move a little closer to tropical waters.
Mango Chow is one of the most popular dishes in Trinidad & Tobago. Check out other delicious dishes from Trini in our countdown of the most popular 25 local dishes.