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Mangos.....ideas please!

I LOVE mangos and couldn't pass up a free case of nearly overripe ones (for free!) at the farmstand today. I know there are many ways to use them, I prefer not too many rich desserts but am open to any other suggestions you may have. Thank you!

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  1. Hot sauce! Really ripe mangos, habeneros, mustard, and a few other ingredients will make one killer hot sauce. Search for Caribbean sauces or Inner Beauty to see if there is one that appeals to you.

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    1. re: smtucker

      That inner beauty sound amazing! Thank you, that idea is right up my alley!

    2. A local restaurant here serves up fresh mango in a salad with avocado and seared rare tuna with a spicy vinaigrette dressing. I LOVE it.

      You could also make chutney to have with curries, braised meats, etc.

        1. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/mang...

          Fresh mango lassi; I love it for breakfast!

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
          not too sweet, but very satifying-mango pudding

            1. re: xena1441

              hilarious, xena-you didn't read my post above for mango lassi? hahahah.

                1. re: xena1441

                  Too funny, right! I think I'll celebrate with a mango lassi for lunch.

            2. Puree a few mangoes, pour over good vanilla ice cream, top with edible gold shreds or chocolate curls or those little tubular cookies (Pirouettes by Pepperidge Farm or there are recipes online). Looks elegant, like something that took time and effort, which it doesn't (unless you make the cookies yourself.) Just be careful-I used to make this all the time until I became allergic to the mango skins!

              1. If you have mangos that are towards the end of season or overripe, or the mangos weren't handled well during transport/export so they don't develop their perfect sweetness even when ripe, this is a great South Asian recipe to use to take advantage of the mango flavor even though the mangoes aren't in their prime. It is 'Mangos 'n Cream or Aam ka meetha. Just cut about 3 mangos into bite sized, mushy chunks. Whip 1 cup of regular or double cream with 1/4 cup sugar. Beat well to ensure sugar dissolves. Then stir in the mangos. Chill in the fridge for a few hours, then serve. You can also do this with any other juicy pulpy suitable fruit like peach or apricot.

                1. If you like rum drinks, mangoes make some dynamite drinks- need a little lemon, and go especially well with Brazilian cachaca, if you can find it.