Mangoes are oval-shaped tropical fruit with very juicy, aromatic orange flesh and yellow skin tinged with orange when ripe. Ripe mangoes yield slightly to fingertip pressure. Ripen firm mangoes at room temperature in an open paper or plastic bag.
To cut a mango:
With a knife, slice the flesh from both sides of the large, flat pit, as well as from around its edges.To cube a mango: Slice the flesh from the pit as directed above. Score the flesh in each piece with a lattice pattern, without cutting through the peel. Invert the peel to separate the cubes of flesh. Cut the cubes from the peel.