Sunday, May 27, 2012

Islamorada Mango Salsa

   One thing I eat a lot of to try to maintain a lean physique is protein. That's why I love vacationing in spots where one of the main staples on the menu is fish. I wasn't always a huge fan of fish, especially as a child, but what I've learned is what makes it so yummy is the type of fish you eat and the way it is prepared. I prefer mild, white flaky fish like mahi-mahi. Luckily for me, on my recent trip to the fishing capital of the U.S, Islamoroda, FL, there was an endless supply of restaraunts that prepare mahi-mahi. The restaraunts, for a fee, will even prepare your personal catch if you take a fishing excursion and bring it back. Usually, they'll prepare it several ways, too.  If you are ever in Islamorada I highly recommend eating at Lazy Days and having your fish prepared Super Lazy Day Style. It's the bomb!!

  One way to add a lot of flavor without adding a whole lot of extra calories, is topping your fish with salsa. I love corn and bean salsa and tropical salsa. Here is an easy recipe that we tasted at the Cheeca Lodge and Spa on our recent vacation. We brought home a little taste of the Florida Keys with us and it's perfect for summertime:

Islamorada Mango Salsa

  • 2 ripe mangos
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 yellow, red, green pepper
  • 2 T. freeshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 mint leaves


  Dice the mango, onion, and peppers into small cubes. Add lime juice. When adding the mint leaves, start with 8 and chop them fine and add to the mix. Adjust the amoiunt of mint to your taste (if you like a little heat and spice, you can add a jalepno pepper). Refrigerate for atleast 2 hours so the flavors have a chance to blend (the longer the better). Once chilled try this tasty recipe as a dip or granish over your favorite fish! Voila!!

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