a shed load of mangoes
it's mango time in S Florida - I have just picked up 20 windfalls from the tree that hangs over my yard. They are still not ripe - about a week or so to go, but I already have 8 ripe ones.
So what to do with them? Not salsa, not mango smoothies, margaritas, not small cubes in chicken curry. Any ideas, can I cook with mango? I am a good jam maker so that's one idea but I don't have a recipe for jam or chutney with mango. Can I bake with mango? Any suggestions would be great, there are about 50/100 more to come off the tree! (and I already share with coworkers and my kids)
A friend of mine makes this fantastic mango bread. We live in Honolulu so we have the same surplus of mangoes. I could look for some more mango recipes in one of my Hawaiian cookbooks if you need them. I think there is a recipe for mango pie, not to mention jam, jelly and ice cream. I am sure you could also make Thai Papaya Salad with the green mangoes.
From Jean Hee’s Best of the Best Hawaii Recipes, Mutual Publishing, copy write 2007, page 118
• 2 c flour
• 2 tsp baking soda
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• ½ tsp salt
• 1 c sugar
• ¼ cup vegetable oil
• ½ c butter or margarine, margarine
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1 ¾ c mangoes, finely chopped (fresh or frozen)
• 3 eggs, beaten
• ½ c golden raisins, soaked in orange juice till plump and drain
Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl. Make a well and place all other ingredients into well; mix. Pour into two greased 9x5 loaf pans and let them stand for 20 minutes. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes to an hour, or until done.
Mango sorbet with dead-ripe mangoes is divine!
Also, the Ball Blue Book has a recipe for Mango-Raspberry Jam (it does call for pectin). You'd need 3 pounds of peeled, chopped mangoes for the recipe. Same source has a recipe for mango relish. I have never made either of them (but I have made the sorbet!)
smartie, make chutney with the greener ones. http://www.gumbopages.com/food/seafood/crawfish-curry.html
how about mango gazpacho? http://pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/lifestyles/fooddrink/s_690204.html
make a mango upside down cake (like the pineapple version in a cast iron skillet).
make bbq sauce for pork ribs. use mango puree instead of the peach nectar here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/pats-ribs-with-peach-bbq-sauce-recipe/index.html
here are some recipes from the australian mango growers: http://www.mangoes.net.au/enjoy/easymeals.aspx
how about coconut and palm sugar macarons with mango buttercream? yowza! http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/2009/10/coconut-and-palm-sugar-macarons-with.html
these folks use a mango buttercream on a spice cupcake.
Mango Tango Spice
Moist spice cake topped with a refreshing mango buttercream. http://www.yumyumsdelights.com/cupcakes_flavors.html
<holy moly, look at all these varieties of mango -- just in hawaii! http://www.hawaiifruit.net/mangodraft... >
do you have one of those oxo mango pitters? respected hounds speak highly of the tool.