Step 1

Stand the mango on your cutting board stem-end down and hold it in place. Place your knife about half a centimetre from the widest centre line and cut down through the mango. Flip the mango and repeat on the other side. The resulting ovals of mango flesh are known as the “cheeks.” What’s left in the middle is mostly the mango seed.

Step 2

Cut parallel slices into the mango flesh, being careful not to cut through the skin. Turn the mango cheek and cut another set of parallel slices to make a checkerboard pattern.

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Step 3

Turn the scored mango cheek inside out by pushing the skin up from underneath.

Step 4

Scrape the mango off of the skin with a knife or spoon.