I had my first taste of mango salsa at a restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It was the site of the old Trawler Restaurant which Spouse visited years ago. We were there in early December last year and just went around the Shem Creek area trying to locate the old place but it was gone. According to a local we finally stopped and asked directions from, the Trawler was sold almost a year ago and the new owners reopened with a brand new name. Big Game I think it was.
The food they served was good and we virtually had the place to ourselves that rainy day. The place is built by the creekside, with a large part of it over the creek. There are other large restaurants in this area, mainly serving seafood and the cuisine of the region called low-country cooking.
Regrettably, I wasn’t into blogging then, so I took no photos. It’s a pity because the Shem Creek area is so pretty. And the food we had at Big Game was plated very well….and tasted fantastic too.
I ordered a fish taco which came all wrapped up in a warm tortilla shell. Inside was blackened fish with a colorful and fragrant mango salsa. I’ve always wanted to replicate the dish and did so tonight. For this post, I’ll do the Mango Salsa first then tomorrow, you’ll get the Fish Taco recipe.
1 c. diced fresh mango
1/4 c. roasted red peppers, drained and diced
1/4 c. green bell pepper, diced
1/3 c. minced red onion
1? jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tbsps. cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
Mix everything together and let sit covered in the refrigerator an hour before serving.