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Apr 21, 2009 05:03 PM


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.