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Aug 21, 2009 08:47 AM

6 Ripe Mangoes and only 2 People

We just got a gift in the mail of 6 ripe mangoes. I've refrigerated them, but need to come up with some ideas to use them. Thanks for all suggestions.

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  1. I've pureed and frozen in ice cube trays. Makes really good smoothies.

    1. I had an amazing mango and tomato gazpacho the other day- the acidity and sweetness really played off well on each other.

      Another big hit in my family is mango salsa- mangos, onion, cilantro, serrano peppers, maybe some cucumbers -play off sweet and spicy-and the refreshing crunch of the cucumber :-)

      1. mango lassi
        mango salsa (topping for seafood or chicken, or just eat with chips)
        cut up into ~1" chunks and freeze for smoothies
        mango compote
        mango sorbet
        My favorite is to just eat them plain.

        1. Just eat them if they are ripe.
          I use less ripe ones for recipes, they are easier to work with. Ripe ones are insanely good as is. Why mess with nature's perfection?

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          1. re: gordeaux

            I second that. 2 for breakfast, two for lunch and 2 for dinner. Problem solved! :D
            Actually, in case you've never done that before, that might be a little too much for your tummies. I should know. :">

            1. re: sweetTooth

              My sister was doing that for a summer- well several years of summers- and actually triggered a pretty terrible ER visit later- no more mangoes for her....

              1. re: fmcoxe6188

                Mangoes are related to poison ivy and sumac I believe. My sister gets poison ivy-esque rashes and hives from them

          2. mango slaw is fantastic
            puree them for margaritas!