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What should I do with Mangoes?

Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 10:21 AM

I've got a bunch of them, which have been ripening for about a week. I like just slicing and eating them plain, but am also looking for other ideas. Post your best mango recipes!

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    valerie RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 10:44 AM

    I love this mango salsa...


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      Bat Guano RE: valerie Aug 20, 2007 12:16 PM

      This looks good. I'm sure you could add some hot peppers for spice too; have you tried that?

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        valerie RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 01:17 PM

        Have not made it with hot peppers, but I'm sure it would be good.

    2. jeni1002 RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 11:24 AM

      My neighbor put this together the other day - it was delicious: halibut, caramelized onions, coconut milk, mango pieces & cilantro....delicious and aesthetically pleasing :)

      1. foxy fairy RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 11:30 AM

        How about a mango licuado (smoothie)?! Mmmm. Add some papaya or banana.

        In Colombia (and elsewhere in Latin America), women sell mangos sliced up in baggies, and sprinkle them with salt, and people stroll around eating them just as you are.

        I also like julienned mango in a wrap or a chicken salad, maybe something like this:


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          Sam Fujisaka RE: foxy fairy Aug 20, 2007 03:02 PM

          Green "Indian" mangoes here in Colombia, similar to the Indian mango slices with fermented shrimp paste (bagoong) in the Philippines.

          As to the OP: mango pie (comes out like peach pie).

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          tzurriz RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 11:31 AM

          I love to add mango to milkshakes! Somehow, it tastes like a dreamsicle.

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            morebubbles RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 11:36 AM

            don't know if you read Spanish, but the photo is pretty much self-explanatory (it looks marvelous to me). Mango in a savory tapas dish- with shrimp, goat cheese, pancetta...

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              Bat Guano RE: morebubbles Aug 20, 2007 12:18 PM

              Well, I don't read much Spanish, but I think I can put enough together... Looks good. Thanks.

            2. Veggo RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 11:36 AM

              Mango chutney with chipotle adobo sauce goes well with pork, shrimp and chicken. Also, a frozen mango daiquiri with a bit of lime and mint goes with....anything.

              1. WCchopper RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 11:40 AM

                If you have an icecream maker, mango sorbet is really good. Simple syrup and mango pulp are the only ingredients, keeping it very simple.

                1. pescatarian RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 11:54 AM

                  I always make my version of mango salad (approx amts), as follows, and people rave about it:

                  3 mangos, peeled and sliced
                  about half of a medium red onion, thinly sliced
                  1 red pepper, thinly sliced
                  a handful of chopped/torn cilantro
                  about 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
                  sprinkle of salt
                  squeeze of honey (the more ripe the mangoes, the less honey, if any)
                  a couple drops of sriacha sauce

                  about 1/4 cup cashews
                  about 1 tbsp honey
                  about 1 tbsp sriacha sauce

                  Mix all ingredients together, except cilantro and cashews, and leave in fridge for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight. Place cashews in dry saute pan and add about a tablespoon each of honey and sriacha (less sriacha if you don't like it too spicy). mix cashews around until they are equally coated and heat on medium low until they start to carmelize, them remove from heat and let cool (move around so they don't stick to pan.
                  When ready to serve mango salad, toss mango salad that has been marinating in the fridge and sprinkle top with sweet'n'spicy cashews and chopped cilantro.

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                    Bat Guano RE: pescatarian Aug 20, 2007 12:21 PM

                    Now that sounds good! I'm going to give it a try, and I've already got all the ingredients on hand. Thanks! It should go well with my grilled salmon tonight, no?

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                      pescatarian RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 12:22 PM

                      You're welcome - it's perfect with salmon ;)

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                      Veggo RE: pescatarian Aug 20, 2007 03:49 PM

                      Mango and red onion side-by-side is an interesting contrast in flavor, and a beautiful contrast in color, but when the flavors have time to meld together it is garbage. I'm all for mixing and serving immediately, but overnight would be a mistake. Just my opinion.
                      I like the recipe.

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                        pescatarian RE: Veggo Aug 20, 2007 04:03 PM

                        I respect your opinion, but I've done it overnight and it has not ruined the flavour at all.

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                          Bat Guano RE: pescatarian Aug 21, 2007 06:31 AM

                          Well, it was really good last night, and paired superbly with my cedar-planked salmon. Thanks, pescatarian.

                          I've still got some left, so I'll see if I still like it with the longer marinating time.

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                            pescatarian RE: Bat Guano Aug 21, 2007 11:36 AM

                            I'm glad it worked out well for you. I think the reason it works o.k. overnight is because the ratio of mango to red pepper is enough so that the red pepper doesn't over-power anything.
                            Also, I thought about it afterwards, I've served the following dessert a couple times to guests and it is delish:

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                        cinderz RE: pescatarian Aug 30, 2007 06:10 PM

                        Well, I have to say that sounds great because I bought a crate of mangoes at the Indian grocery, some of which are languishing in the fridge. But I'm wondering, this recipe sounds like a less ripe mango might be called for. Any advice as to the ripeness needed?

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                          Bat Guano RE: cinderz Aug 31, 2007 07:42 AM

                          Mine were pretty much fully ripe when I made it, and it was great. Might be good with less-ripe ones, too, but I haven't tried that.

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                            cinderz RE: Bat Guano Aug 31, 2007 10:18 AM

                            I'm going to the grocery today for the cilantro (have everything else) because I have EXACTLY 3 mangoes left. Kismet! Will report back. Thanks

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                              pescatarian RE: cinderz Aug 31, 2007 10:58 AM

                              Enjoy ;)
                              I've used both moderately ripe and very ripe and I've mixed different varieties of mangoes. All have turned out well. If they are very ripe and sweet though, I tend to use very little, if any honey.

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                        KeriT RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 12:04 PM

                        we made a yummy mago basil margarita

                        1. bards4 RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 12:43 PM

                          I saw this recipe from Splendid Table and though I haven't tried it yet, it sounds pretty good! If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

                          Shrimp, Mango & Avocado Salad

                          * 1 large mango, cut into 1/2-inch dice
                          * 2 tablespoons canola or other mild cooking oil
                          * 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
                          * Grated zest and juice of 2 limes
                          * 1 tablespoon fish sauce
                          * 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Thai chile paste
                          * 1 pound shrimp, grilled or boiled and peeled
                          * 1 large head butter lettuce, torn
                          * 1 cup sugar snap peas, strings removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
                          * 3 green onions, including several inches of green, thinly sliced
                          * 1 Reed or other avocado, cut into 1-inch cubes
                          * 1 cup small cherry tomatoes, preferably Sun Gold, stemmed
                          * 1/2 cup each fresh mint and basil (preferably Thai or opal) leaves, torn
                          * 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, torn

                          1. To make the dressing, put one-fourth of the mango, the oil, vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, and chile paste in a blender and process until smooth. You should have 1 cup; set aside.

                          2. Place the shrimp, lettuce, peas, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, remaining mango, lime zest, basil, mint, and cilantro leaves in a large bowl. Toss the salad with just enough of the dressing to coat well. Reserve the rest for another use; it will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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                            Bat Guano RE: bards4 Aug 20, 2007 02:49 PM

                            Thanks. My Sungold tomato plant has given up the ghost for the year, but I can always get regular cherry tomatoes.

                          2. 2m8ohed RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 12:44 PM

                            I got a case of 18 Philippine mangoes and many turned ripe around the same time. I've made this mango pudding a couple of times:


                            but with less sugar (the mangoes are so sweet) and less water (about 2-3 cups rather than 4). The recipe uses agar, and I prefer the texture of it, but there are other ones out there that use unflavored gelatin. Instead of "chopped mango," I puree the mango chunks until smooth in the blender, then whisk it with the evaporated milk into the pan of water and dissolved agar and sugar. It's a lot like the yummy stuff you get at dim sum restaurants.

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                              Bat Guano RE: 2m8ohed Aug 20, 2007 02:51 PM

                              This sounds good. Would I be able to get agar at the supermarket, or maybe at an asian market? I've never even looked for it.

                              If I wanted to sub gelatin, which I already have, any idea how much to use? Thanx!

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                                2m8ohed RE: Bat Guano Aug 21, 2007 11:48 AM

                                Sorry, I haven't tried gelatin, but many recipes that use it come up if you Google "mango pudding." The idea is to end up with something a bit firmer than Jello. Agar can be purchased at Asian grocery stores. I've found it near the powdered dessert mixes (e.g. almond jello, powdered mango pudding mix).

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                              HillJ RE: Bat Guano Aug 20, 2007 03:01 PM

                              Mango Cheesecake-puree mango and drizzle over top of your fav cheesecake
                              Mango flan...I'm going to try and track my written recipe down-this is heaven!

                              1. creativeusername RE: Bat Guano Aug 21, 2007 06:54 AM

                                Mango, avocado, cilantro, lime, red onion, jalepeno. Spoon on top of grilled chicken.

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                                  HillJ RE: creativeusername Aug 21, 2007 07:12 AM

                                  ...or tuna, scallops, salmon...we've also prepared brown rice and folded your mixture into it as a cold salad.

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                                    creativeusername RE: HillJ Aug 21, 2007 08:55 AM

                                    Definitely. First time I had it was with tilapia in a fish taco. (Props to my sister for the "recipe.") I've also paired it with grilled shrimp skewers and grilled corn on the cob for a super fresh tasting summer dish. One of my favorites for sure.

                                2. Leucadian RE: Bat Guano Aug 22, 2007 05:38 PM

                                  Mango lassi is a favorite drink to cool down a curry: blend yoghurt, mango, and maybe a little water or ice.

                                  Also, try making your own dried mango: I cut the meat into about 1/4 inch slabs, and put in the dehydrator for 1-2 days. It's nothing like the dried mango you buy. Intense flavor, bright yellow color, and a jerky-like texture (chewy). There's nothing like it. Cut the resulting slabs into small chunks with scissors for a great addition to trail mix. Mangos are mostly water, it turns out, so you can use up a LOT of mangos this way.

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                                    Bat Guano RE: Leucadian Aug 23, 2007 06:56 AM

                                    Yes, I love the mango lassi I've had at Indian restaurants. Is it about half-and half mango and yogurt?

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                                      morebubbles RE: Bat Guano Aug 23, 2007 08:27 AM

                                      There's a recipe for sweet mango lassi (I have heard there's a non-sweet version) here - 3 cups yogurt for 1 cup mango, etc.:

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                                    mvi RE: Bat Guano Aug 23, 2007 01:29 PM

                                    Thanks for starting this thread. It's given me some good ideas for all of my mangoes.

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                                      kayonyc RE: Bat Guano Aug 23, 2007 01:30 PM

                                      mango granita or sorbet.

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                                        kayonyc RE: kayonyc Aug 23, 2007 02:21 PM


                                        click url for granita recipe

                                      2. misswills RE: Bat Guano Aug 23, 2007 10:01 PM

                                        1. Mango rice pudding and 2. Mango and shrimp egg rolls

                                        I've only had these dishes in restaurants b/c I haven't gotten my act together to make them at home....but they were amazing (especially the mango rice pudding!)

                                        1. chocabot RE: Bat Guano Aug 31, 2007 10:23 AM

                                          salads are great but throw em in a stirfry...

                                          it's like using pineapple or lychees

                                          1. WendyBinCT RE: Bat Guano Aug 31, 2007 10:35 AM

                                            Ahhh, mangoes! Lived in Miami for 9 years, and our neighbors with mango trees would leave bushel baskets of them at the ends of their driveways, with little signs saying "Help Yourself"! That's what happens when hundreds ripen at once!

                                            Here's my favorite mango recipe:

                                            Mango and Blueberry Crisp

                                            3 cups mango (or peaches or nectarines), pared and sliced
                                            1 cup blueberries

                                            Crispy topping:
                                            3/4 cup flour
                                            Pinch of salt
                                            1 tsp. cinnamon
                                            1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
                                            1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

                                            Optional: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

                                            Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
                                            Use some of the butter to grease a 9-inch pie plate. Arrange the fruit in the pie plate.
                                            In a separate container, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and remaining butter until the mixture forms moist crumbs. This can be done with a fork and some patience, or more easily by pulsing the ingredients together in a food processor.
                                            Sprinkle the crumbly topping over the fruit.
                                            Bake for 35-45 minutes, until fruit is tender and topping is golden brown and crisp.
                                            Serve warm, with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

                                            Yield: 6 servings

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