How to Slice a Stone Fruit!

This past weekend, I tried my first Mango Nectarine. I know what you might be thinking, there’s no such thing as a Mango Nectarine. I might have thought the same thing if I hadn’t tried one for myself!

This weekend also marked my first time slicing a stone fruit, since I learned all about knife skills at Whole Foods. So, I thought… why not do a how to?

First, lets start with a few interesting facts about Mango Nectarines…

  • Mango Nectarines have a similar shape to a plum, with a singular groove running to fruits stem.
  • Flesh is a deep yellow, similar to that of your everyday nectarine.
  • At  first it tastes very much like a mango, with the sweet finish of a nectarine. (It tasted better than candy to me!)
First select one of your mango necatrines (insert other stone fruits here!)
First select one of your mango necatrines (insert other stone fruits here!)
Wash and remove any stickers.
Wash and remove any stickers.
Take your knife and run it from the top, all the way round to the top again.
Take your knife and run it from the top, all the way round to the top again. (Follow the groove if you like!)
Turn your fruit, and slice again from top around to the other side.
Slice crosswise.
Now this is where you get your fingers dirty. Gently pull the slices away from the pit.
Now. this is where you get your fingers dirty. Gently pull the slices away from the pit.
Remove the pit, and throw away. (This is not something you want in your garbage disposal!)
Remove the pit, and throw away. (This is not something you want in your garbage disposal!)
I like to run my knife and get all the 'ragged' less desirable parts of the fruit connected to the pit...
I like to run my knife and get all the ‘ragged’ less desirable parts of the fruit connected to the pit… and then ENJOY!

Well, there you have it, an simple easy way of slicing those stubborn stone fruits.

~thefoodie

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