I’ve been off work for a few days over the holiday weekend, so I’ve had lots of time to catch up on housework, garden, and best of all, blogging.
Tomorrow it’s back to work. Along with the carrot lentil soup, I am taking rice and mmmm… a lip-smacking mango pickle.
One happy day I stumbled upon this mango-packed jar and brought it home. What struck me, looking at it on the shelf, was the proportion of green to red.
I thought I would share this little pickle with you. I think it’s extraordinary.
I live outside Boston; there is a large Indian population here and there are many stores, but I have only seen this particular pickle in one rather obscure store, in one rather obscure suburb.
Has anyone else seen it? When I move, I may have to bring a case along 😉
Unlike most jarred pickle I have encountered, it’s more pickle than masala, if you know what I mean.
It’s good and spicy, with all the flavors a pickle should have, but the heat is not so much that you can only take half a piece for a cup of rice. Every spice sings, but mango, firm yet tender and perfectly cured, takes the well-deserved lead.
I’ll let the pics do the rest of the talking… just check out all that MANGO 🙂