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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Pair fresh mango salsa with pan-fried steaks

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By Linda Gassenheimer
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Fresh mangoes make a great accompaniment for a juicy steak. Simply saute the steak and top it with a mango salsa for a quick summer meal. It takes a few minutes to cut a mango into cubes. Here's an easy method: Stand the mango on the thick end and cut it in half on each side, sliding the knife down the side of the stone. Run a large spoon around the edge of the flesh and scoop it out. Cut the pulp into 1/4-inch pieces. Do this over a bowl to catch the juices. This mango salsa recipe adds lots of flavor and color to the meal, but, if you're in a hurry, use 1/4 cup store-bought mango chutney instead.


  • 1 cup mango cubes
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 pound strip steak

    Cut mango into 1/4-inch pieces. Mix lime juice, honey, cilantro and jalapeno. Toss with mango. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

    Sprinkle cumin over both sides of steak. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with olive-oil or other nonstick spray. Add steak and cook 2 minutes. Turn and cook 2 more minutes for a 1/2-inch steak, longer for a thicker steak. A meat thermometer should read 145 degrees for medium-rare steak and 160 for medium. Serve salsa on top of steak.

    Makes 2 servings.

  • Per serving: 399 calories (39 percent from fat), 17.2 g fat (6.2 g saturated, 8.2 g monounsaturated), 84 mg cholesterol, 34.6 g protein, 26.3 g carbohydrate, 2.8 g fiber, 74 mg sodium