Recipe: Mango Chow

Colyn Wanjiru Recipes

Chow is a poplular snack in Trinidad, often sold at roadside stands on the way to various beaches on the island. It is basically spicy pickled fruit, which can be easily enhanced by adding CBD to the ingredients. Other seasonal fruits such as green apples, pineapples or even starfruit can also be used for this delicious healthy snack.

1-2 green or half-ripe mangoes
1/4 tsp salt (to taste)
1/4 cup of shadobeni/culantro or cilantro
Juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 scotch bonnet or jalapeno pepper (seeds removed if you want to reduce the heat)
1 clove of garlic
1 shallot (optional)

Peel and slice mango and place in a bowl.
Chop the garlic, shadobeni, pepper and shallots. (You can use an electric chopper if desired.)
Add the ingredients and salt to the mangoes in the bowl.
Squeeze the lime juice onto the mixture and toss the mixture with a spoon. (DO NOT use your hands to mix this because the peppers are quite HOT.)

Allow the chow to sit for at least 30 mins or even overnight in the fridge for the flavors to meld together.