21 Dec


We all know that salmon is good for us. We want to get that Omega-3! But sometimes the flavor of salmon is too strong. It may turn you off or prevent you from enjoying your meal as much as you could. Bears don’t seem to have this problem but last time I checked, I wasn’t a bear. I have, however, come up with a solution for us homo sapiens. Mango chutney. It’s a topping you dollop on your cooked salmon. It’s delicious and nutritious. It’s pretty, especially in combination with the salmon-colored salmon. That is why it is my choice for this month’s New Food Friday Flash.


Yes, I know I’m a few days late publishing this but once in over three years is not a bad record! I knew I had written it. I just forgot to post it! I’ve been dealing with a house emergency. My smoke alarm kept going off every time I did my forth load of laundry. So, I replaced the plastic duct hose with flexible metal ductwork and vacuumed out the lint. How did I do that? Long story made short: I opened up the wall. Well, somebody had to do it. It might as well have been me! According to a Sears repairman, I saved myself between $700-$800! Then I did four loads of laundry to see if my smoke alarm would go off. It didn’t. Problem solved! You can find flexible, metal dryer ductwork at the Home Depot. It’s metal. Not plastic, not aluminum. Peace of mind is good for your health!


But back to the Mango Chutney. One of the things I like about this recipe is that you can vary the ingredients without much difference in the taste. The main flavor is the citrus taste of the mango. The more ripe the mango, the sweeter the chutney will be and it keeps well, covered in the fridge.


This chutney recipe is so delicious that you will want to add another dollop as soon as you finish the first dollop! I’ve also eaten this chutney with chicken. It would work well with pork too.



4 ripe mangoes

1 medium red onion minced

1 teaspoon cumin

juice of 2 limes

¼ cup cilantro


Wash then peel the mangoes. Dice each mango being careful not to waste the juices. A ripe mango will have a lot of juice and make it slippery so be careful! Mince the onion and add to the mangoes. Add the cumin and the juice of two limes. Chop the cilantro and add to the dish.


I usually buy one very large mango for this recipe. I don’t always have a red onion so I substitute a white or yellow onion. You don’t taste the onion in this dish but it has a very pleasant crunch so don’t leave it out! A red onion adds to the pretty colors of the dish. I use cumin seed instead of powder. Either will work but the powder might darken the bright color of the mango. I add as much or as little as I like. Then I use the juice of ½ lime. Taste as you go along because too much lime will make you pucker! Chop the cilantro and add to the dish. I like cilantro as it has a mild lemony flavor and the green herb adds another dimension of color. You eat with your eyes! It’s a festive dish and a healthful choice for the holidays: slimming rather than fattening!


Prepare your salmon the way you like it. I baste mine with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake until it flakes with a fork, about 20 minutes depending on how thick the piece of salmon. When cooked, either place a dollop of the mango chutney on top of the fish and serve it or bring the chutney to the table and let guests serve themselves. I know I always want more. This is my favorite way to eat salmon. Now there is no excuse not to eat salmon! Buon appetito!





  1. Gerard Villanueva January 3, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    One of my favorite accompaniments are chutneys. This one looks good!
    Way to go on the house repairing! You are a problem solver aren’t you.
    Happy New Year Marcella! I hope 2016 is the best year yet for you!


    • Marcella Rousseau January 7, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      Thank you Gerard, and a Happy New Year to you too! One problem I haven’t solved is where to find some extra time. Time escapes me every time!


  2. Helen December 31, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    I love mango chutney!

    Sorry to hear you’ve had yet another household mishap and I hope 2016 will be trouble-free for you.


    • Marcella Rousseau January 7, 2016 at 11:47 am #

      I’m finding that this house was not built up to code. I don’t think I will find any other surprises, but then I don’t intend to look for any! : – ) I like a challenge and I like it when I can repair things myself and save the money so it’s not all bad! I’m thinking of extending the metal tubing to the top of the ceiling which means cutting another hole in the wall. That’s ok with me because I haven’t patched the first hole yet. As I was saying to Gerard (above) it’s a matter of finding the time to do all this stuff! I’m still trying to work on my half bath and get that finished. I gave up on the idea of installing a shower in there. (well, gave up to me never really means to give up, just put on the back burner). I hesitate though because I wonder what surprise I’ll find in the pipes in the walls considering all the other stupid things this builder did! Anyway, I hope you have a happy, safe, New Year!


      • Helen January 8, 2016 at 2:22 am #

        Happy New Year, too, Marcella.

        There are some differences in view-ability between WP on the web and the app (the latter of which I am using). I won’t be able to see the other comments on your post until I have posted this one of mine.

        Anyway, good luck.


        • Marcella Rousseau January 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

          I don’t know if you’d be interested or if you know about it, but WordPress holds classes to help users expand on their usage of their blogs, and I’ve taken 2 of their classes. One of the classes covered how to improve how readers see your posts on their cell phones. I don’t have a phone with apps so I don’t know how much of an improvement you can set up, but it might be worth looking into. I don’t know which class it was but I know they were basic classes: 101 and maybe a 201 but definitely a 101. If you need more info, let me know.


          • Helen January 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

            Thank you, Marcella. I’ve seen what you mean. The question is: will I be able to follow the instructions?


            • Marcella Rousseau January 16, 2016 at 11:43 am #

              Of course you will! I remember dabbling with the thing myself and made some adjustments but since I don’t have access to apps, I couldn’t check on it. If you get stuck, you can ask the instructor or one of the other “students.” Just a thought.


              • Helen January 16, 2016 at 11:49 am #

                Well, I’m not particularly fussed with on-line learning but there is always something to learn from everything.

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