The ultimate Guyanese relish… Mango Sour.

Mango Sour

Mango sour goes with everything savory, that you want to add a little kick and bit of sour flavor to. It’s most famous accompaniments have to be snacks such as, chicken foot, channa and plantain chips. These are definitely school yard favorites. When I visit Guyana my trip is not complete until I go to the snack stand on the corner and get some chicken foot and sour. Yum. Today I am featuring a quick and easy way to make mango sour.

This sour takes about 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook…

For this simple recipe you will need. 2 green mangoes (peeled and diced), 1/2 a medium onion (chopped), 2 cloves garlic, 1 wiri wiri pepper, 1 tsp cumin powder, 2 tbsp vinegar and salt to taste.1. Combine mangoes, onions, garlic and pepper in a food processor with 1/2 cup water and blend until very fine. 2. Place blended ingredients in a small pot. 3. Add 1 cup water, salt and cumin powder and bring to a boil. 4. Boil for 20 mins (stirring constantly). Then add vinegar and boil for an additional 5 minutes.6. Remove from heat and let cool. Enjoy with your favorite Guyanese savory snack.

For this simple recipe you will need: 2 green mangoes (peeled and diced), 1/2 a medium onion (chopped), 2 cloves garlic, 1 wiri wiri pepper, 1 tsp cumin powder, 2 tbsp vinegar and salt to taste.
1. Combine mangoes, onions, garlic and pepper in a food processor with 1/2 cup water & blend.
2. Place blended ingredients in a small pot.
3. Add 1 cup water, salt and cumin powder and bring to a boil.
4. Boil for 20 mins (stirring constantly). Add Vinegar and continue to boil for an additional 5 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and let cool. Enjoy with your favorite Guyanese savory snack.

Mango Sour (spicy)

Ingredients:
2 green mangoes (peeled and diced)
1/2 medium onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic
1 wiri wiri pepper (or any really hot pepper)
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
salt to taste

Directions:
Combine mangoes, onion, garlic, wiri wiri pepper and 1/2 cup water in a food processor or blender and blend until really fine. Place blended ingredients, cumin powder, salt and 1 cup water in a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir constantly to avoid burning or sticking. Boil for 20 minutes then add vinegar. Continue to boil for about 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and let cool.

Tips and Ramblings:
1. I used to make sour without the food processor part for years and it took hours. I boiled the mango until it was soft and almost jam like. This method is much quicker with the same flavors.
2. You can add different spices to your sour to achieve the flavor you want.
3. Adding a bit of vinegar at the end helps the sour to last longer. I store my sour in the fridge and it lasts about a week, before it’s all gone or turns bad.

Happy Cooking!

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