What is your favorite way to enjoy a mango? I've heard of people eating them sliced when still slightly green drizzled with balsamic. Or sweet and ripe sliced over vanilla ice cream.
Any new, creative or unusual ways I haven't heard of before?
Raw...raw is the best way.
Wait you're talking about the yellow ones right? Not the really gross apple colored ones?
Well anyways, I like it wrapped in mochi and then the whole mochi ball is wrapped in coconut flakes! I had it in a dim sum place in HK and I loved it! And I don't even like mochi...
I also liked it in a crepe with whip cream except they wrapped in a way so it's like a very cute square. And I like it on top of cold tofu fa. And this one where you mix mango milk with mango bits and grapefruit and those tiny white tapioca.
Mango sticky rice is FABULOUS!
And something really, really, REALLY easy to make (and kinda trashy...) you mix condensed milk with mango flavored jello powder (well obviously you have to heat the condensed milk) and then while it cools you add in more mango! It is absolutely amazing!
I never much liked fruit-meat combos. Then I tried this:
In a little oil, fry two sliced chicken breasts along with about 3 teaspoons of Jamaican Jerk seasoning powder. Medium heat, about 3 mins. stirring. Add 1 cup of coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 to one whole (depending on size) mango, skinned and cubed to approx. 1/2". Simmer for 10 more minutes. Finish with lemon or lime juice and chopped cilantro. Serve with rice and salad.
I personally find that anything cooked in coconut milk requires extra salt. Bad bad bad!
Acknowledgment and thanks to Prue Leith's cooking column, London Evening Standard newspaper, about 1998.
Edit: By all means incorporate a sliced red chili at some stage if you like. It would probably look and taste good.