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smartie Jun 21, 2009 07:32 AM

just picked around 30 fresh mangos off the local trees. They are about the size of smallish avocados. They are sweet and juicy, a little fibrous, not a great deal of flavour and not much flesh.
Any suggestions? they peel easily but don't come away from the pit easily. I don't want mango salsa, they are fiddly to cut and become they are a bit fibrous do not make even squares.
Can I make mango pies? Jam? They will be a fair bit of work I think.

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  1. cayjohan RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 08:53 AM

    Chutney! But that's my answer to virtually anything that sits around and taunts me to figure out a use for it. Flavorful enough to compensate for blander mangoes.

    Cay

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      cimui RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 09:12 AM

      How 'bout mango sorbet? Many recipes don't require ice cream makers if you don't have one.

      This one from Alton Brown is for black pepper mango sorbet:

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

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        fern RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 10:31 AM

        Jam sounds good. Sweet or sweet and hot.

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          critter101 RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 11:52 AM

          They're yummy in a big pitcher of Sangria

          1. DanaB RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 12:19 PM

            I would cut the flesh off of the fruits and freeze it, and then make mango smoothies or frozen mango margaritas. The frozen mango margarita, while admittedly a "light and fluffy" rather than serious drink, is perhaps my favorite fruit-based alcoholic drink :-)

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              smartie RE: DanaB Jun 21, 2009 12:55 PM

              now that sounds good! so I can freeze the cut fruit?

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                DanaB RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 01:03 PM

                Yes, you can -- although recognize that once frozen, it will be best used in things like smoothies, where you take advantage of the frozen nature. Freeze the cut up mango on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper (that way, you will have separately frozen chunks which are easy to use), or if it's very soft/pulpy, in ice cube trays, then store in a ziplock baggie.

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                kchurchill5 RE: DanaB Jun 21, 2009 01:11 PM

                Salsa for me, I am love mangos. Drinks. Just cut and freeze, you can use it with rum, vodka, bourbon, tequilla in many drinks. Just freeze as ice cubes. Easy. Remove and put in a baggie.

                Also, they are great in a marinade with some tequilla for shrimp with a little cilantro and red pepper flakes. Absolutely great.

                Also great mixed with some lime juice and sauteed onion for a light sauce over grilled fish

                Mixed with honey, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and some sour cream makes a great sauce for chicken in a sandwich with grilled onions and a spicy manchego cheese on grilled Italian bread. I think someone else also mentioned ice cubes too.

                A little pureed in ice cubes is a great addition to just ice tea or a fruit juice or even just soda water.

                Heat up mix with some fresh mint and maybe some raspberries and saute and pour over ice cream or angel food cake for desert.

                I eat about 7 mangos a week easily.

              3. chef chicklet RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 04:48 PM

                I'm love mango and I cannot waste one to save my life! I would so much rather freeze the pureed fruit and then use it later than anything. I make smoothies, ice cream, mix it with rum for rum dacquiris and mango margaritas. It lasts quite awhile in the freezer. I put it into canning jars, and use it that way scooping out as I go, or thaw the whole thing out.

                1. David A. Goldfarb RE: smartie Jun 21, 2009 08:09 PM

                  Mangoes make great pies and tarts. I posted a recipe for a mango-strawberry tarte tatin recently, which can be made just as well without the strawberries, at--

                  http://familyoffood.blogspot.com/2009...

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