Chicken and fruit? What could be bad about that? A prepared mango chutney was listed in the ingredients, but I had the time to make one from scratch (see the Caribbean chutney recipe). In one of my Food Network marathons, I watched Geoffrey Zakarian, one of my all-time favorite chefs, easily cut a mango from its pit, close to the pit on the flat sides and trim to the pit on the other sides. Obvious, until you are working with a slippery mango.
Additions/Omissions: Considering my family’s palates, I tend to go easy on the peppers, so half of a Habañero pepper was plenty for the chutney, and I omitted the mustard seed. I also used ripe ginger, since I had it on hand.
Taste Test: The chicken and mango salad were excellent, and despite the substitutions and omissions, so was the chutney.
Zip Facts about the Dominica:
- Major scenes from both “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “POTC: At World’s End” were filmed in Dominica
- The economy of Dominica relies heavily on banana production and exportation. Tourism serves as a needed boost when banana values drop. Watch out for the many inhabitants that carry cutlasses (machetes) around town
- Dominica comes from the Latin word meaning “Sunday”, the country’s original name is Wai’tukubuli, which translates as “tall is her body”
- Since 1978, Ross University (associated with DeVry USA) has been successfully educating the world’s doctors
- “Boiling Lake”, in Dominica, is the world’s second largest hot spring
Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/dominica/