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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?

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  1. Diced with chile pepper, salt, and lime juice -- possibly combined with avocado, or avocado and red onion and tomato.

    1. may not be very creative, but one of my favorite ways to eat a mango is with some Fage 0% yogurt. this is one of my breakfast staples.

      1. Mango lassi or fresh mango over this rice pudding: arborio rice cooked in coconut milk and whole milk w/1 vanilla bean and sugar to taste, with lime zest grated in when finished cooking.

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        1. re: maestra

          Do you do a homemade mango lassi? I would love the recipe!

        2. Mango protein smoothie
          Mango salsa - mango, red pepper, red onions, cilantro, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt and pepper. On fish, tacos, rice & beans, in pasta with or without yogurt.

          1. I never much liked fruit-meat combos. Then I tried this:

            For two:

            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.

            1. Peel & pit a mango or two and toss the meat in your blender with a dozen or so ripped fresh basil leaves. Puree until smooth. THE BEST dip for shrimp, topping for chicken, etc...

              1. 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!