[Samal Island, Davao Gulf, Philippines; N 07° 12 / W 125° 43]
Suzi & David of the cutter Sidewinder hail from southern California. We first met them in Fiji but didn't really get the chance to know them until we rally-ed together to Indonesia from the Philippines. They also returned to Samal Island after their visas expired (as did we) so as to have a good place to leave Sidewinder while they explored SE Asia. It was at Oceanview Marina in the Davao Gulf at a cruiser potluck where we were introduced to this tasty, unusual dish and begged the recipe. It is a quick and easy-to-prepare crowd -pleaser and a fine side dish at a summer BBQ.
1 cup brown rice, steamed
1 cup fresh ripe mango, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 Tb fresh jalapeņo pepper, minced
3 Tb fresh lime
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Cook rice. Allow to cool. Mix with other ingredients. Stir to combine. Serve immediately or chill until serving.