Here is a quick and easy mango salsa recipe that’s a perfect addition to grilled meats. I served this with grilled pork chops. It is really great with fish and perfect with chicken too. I used tomatoes in my salsa, but you could substitute cucumbers instead. Red Peppers would be another great addition to this recipe.
Yesterday was our anniversary, and because it landed on a Sunday, my husband made reservations for Saturday night at Enzo’s Italian restaurant near our home. We have read great reviews of Enzo’s over the years, but have never visited. When we first came to Orlando, we made reservations for a Valentine’s day dinner at a restaurant that has since closed, Lee’s Lakeside. It also had rave reviews. While the setting of the restaurant was amazing, it was located in our downtown and lakefront, the food and service on our visit was absolutely horrible. I thought the restaurant reviewers for the newspapers here were completely out of their minds, and we have since steered clear of most of their recommendations. That was a big, big, mistake. I am so disappointed that we have not visited Enzo’s sooner. It was the best service experience and food I’ve had since we visited Nobu’s in Manhattan. The setting is on a lake, and the restaurant is an older home transformed into a restaurant. The backyard is a beautiful garden where they also hold many weddings. The atmosphere is both romantic, family, and just plain warm and inviting. My husband and I both had a seared yellow fin tuna with lemon risotto. My son, yes he came along too, had the ravioli. One thing I love about these type of restaurants now that I have a kid is that they can get pretty noisy. Everyone starts talking over each other, and children’s voices get lost in the loud conversation. Before we had him, this really annoyed me, so in retrospect, I may not have enjoyed their busy atmosphere as much before. For dessert we had the most amazing almond cake with fresh berries and my son had a chocolate moose ice cream that he devoured.
Yield: Serves 4
Mango Salsa Recipe
2 large mangos, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (optional)
1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped fine
the juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Mix well and let set for at least 15 minutes before serving so flavors can combine.