Keep Cool

June 18, 2006

My post-work walks up Spadina have been met with the cries from vendors who for the past 2 weeks have been shouting "Mango!  Mango!  Mango!" at shoppers and I gave in on Friday. 

Mango Salad

At the price of 3 for $2, I'm not sure why I resisted for so long!  I bought the what's known here as the Thai mango, which is a bit firmer and somewhat more sour than the softer and sweeter Indian mango (I bought lots of those too) and combined it with cucumber, sprouts and a dressing with a touch of chili oil, fish sauce, soy sauce and a teaspoon of sugar. 

I also made some chicken & chive potstickers, which were just that combined with a beaten egg in a dumpling wrapper.  Fried lightly in peanut oil, these will definately be made again in the near future if I find myself entertaining.

Chicken & Chive Dumplings

I neglected to post recipes for these dishes on purpose, because they're fairly simple to make and depend mostly on what your taste prefers.  Timing for the potstickers is visual; if you prefer a chewier bite then cook them for less time than you would do so if you wanted to have them to be crispy all over.

The hardest part honestly, is the cleanup. 

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