It is time to talk about fourth of July recipes. I can’t believe it is that time already. It feels like yesterday when we were complaining about the cold and wet weather and couldn’t wait for summer to begin. Well here it is and it is time to plan a delicious yet easy meal for your family and loved ones.
I came upon a Thai theme for this holiday. I find it a lot easier to come up with recipes if I have a central theme established. For this theme, mangoes came to mind. Usually for an appetizer, I like to do a salsa and chips. It is easy and delicious and not too filling. It also goes well with beer, wine and any other mixed drinks you may be serving.
I decided to make a Thai style salsa- what does that mean? Well, you essentially add Thai ingredients including fish sauce, sweet chili sauce, cilantro, lemon juice and you have a Thai style mango salsa! I served it with rice chips I purchased from Trader Joes.
Try it for the upcoming fourth of July holiday….
- 3 to 4 cups ripe mango, chopped
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup green onions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 lemon, juiced
Mix the mangos, cilantro, green onions, fish sauce, sweet chili sauce, lemon juice and salt in a small serving bowl. Let sit for half an hour before serving.
Serve with rice chips (any kind of Asian crackers will do).