Making Your Favorite Takeout Food at Home: Mango Salad
There are plenty of recipes out there already, but I thought it might be nice to contribute a few for those dishes that we normally either go out for, or order in.
When I really started to make an effort to economize it was cutting out the take-out Thai and Chinese food that really hurt the most. So I decided to learn how to make some of my favorite take-out food, and it really wasn’t that hard.
So, I just finished making a batch of mango salad. Whenever I ordered in Thai food it would always include mango salad. If the response is good, I might be persuaded to provide you with my recipe for coconut tom yum.
take two red mangoes, peel and cut them into spears
add one small thinly sliced red onion
add a cup of cilantro leaves
and half a cup of chopped peanuts (or a cup if you like)
Mix together in a good sized bowl, I usually use a corningware container with a lid.
The dressing for the salad is made from:
2 tablespoons of lime juice
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
a dash of fish sauce (or soy sauce or worcestershire sauce, depending on what you've got hanging around).
Pour on the dressing and give it a stir.