Many of you know that I love Star Trek and The Next Generation. Captain Picard and Captain Kirk are my favorite Starfleet captains. I love how William Shatner keeps reinventing himself and at age 82 he is not showing any signs of stopping! Patrick Stewart has that fabulous Shakespearean voice! My respect for him goes beyond his professional credits – but how he is an advocate for women who are in abusive relationships. He is open about the childhood abuse he suffered. This interview is just awesome where he is vulnerable about his life and we see the positive impact of his advocacy. A good article to read where he talks about his childhood and his involvement in the Refuge charity: Patrick Stewart: the legacy of domestic violence. I love how Patrick uses his celebrity status to help those who have no place to turn. Plus his dedication for what he does for his mother who he could not help and his father since he was suffering from severe shell shock – with no help. He is an amazing person!
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Now on to the cooking….
When grilling chicken, sometimes you want a topping that is not the standard BBQ sauce. I reviewed a lot of mango salsa recipes and I started with a simple recipe that focused on the mango. However, you can add any other ingredients like peppers or pineapples, which seem to be popular in mango salsa. I cooked my salsa as I believed it really brought the flavors together and made a nice, thick salsa. Plus if the mango is not quite ripe cooking it with other ingredients definitely helps the salsa. The below measurements are approximate as you may need more or less depending upon your taste tests.
3 large ripe Mangos, peeled, seeded, and chopped
3/4 cup Red Onion
1/2 cup Apple Vinegar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Allspice
1 1/2 tsp Ginger
Cilantro – for topping
Put all ingredients except for cilantro in a sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Then simmer for about 20-minutes. Remove the lid and simmer until any excess liquid has evaporated.