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Mango ideas

I am looking for ideas for mangoes other than mango salsa.

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  1. Mango daiquiries, mango ice cream, mango key lime pie, mango pieces in shrimp or chicken salad.

    1. Go get some glutinous or sweet rice for mango w/ sticky rice.

      1. I often make a really simple mango-black bean salad. Dice 2 mangoes, toss in a can of drained, rinsed black beans (or soaked and cook a similar amount of dried ones). Toss in some diced peppers (I like a mix of red bell and serrano for a bit of heat). Maybe add some cilantro if you like (I like, but my boyfriend doesn't -- it's definitely an optional ingredient). Add a minced clove or garlic, a splash of vegetable oil, a sprinkle of salt and the juice from a bunch of limes (2 or 3 if they're juicy, more if they're not). Either let it sit overnight or eat it immediately.

        This quinoa-mango salad is also excellent: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

        And I second the mango ice cream idea. This ( http://eggsonsunday.wordpress.com/200... ) buttermilk ice cream is particularly good with mango. Just chop up a mango or two and toss in the pieces when the ice cream is half frozen (I like to chop it while holding it over the bowl of unfrozen custard so that the juice gets into the mix).

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        1. re: BananaBirkLarsen

          Mango crabmeat salad... diced mango, lime juice, diced shallot or red onion, diced cucumber (no seeds), some diced red semi hot chili pepper, mayo, some chopped cilantro or Italian parsley (or both)....mix in bowl and fold in a can of lump crabmeat.....good on a Ritz cracker of course..

          1. re: BananaBirkLarsen

            Along the lines of that quinoa-mango salad, I do one with quinoa, mangoes, red onion, black beans, jalapeno, and cilantro (or parsley if you don't like cilantro) dressed with a vinaigrette of lime juice and olive oil. It's delicious.

          2. When cooking for new Filipino friends several years ago, I did some research on traditional desserts and ended up with a recipe for a chilled dessert. IIRC, it was a homemade version of the old-fashioned dessert with Nilla wafers, banana slices, vanilla pudding and whipped cream - only with mangoes. They all laughed at my efforts and told me they just buy the ready-made ingredients and throw it together. But it was good, and would be much simpler with the Nilla Wafers.

            1. I'm on the popsicle trend right now, so I'd go for mango popsicles.

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              1. re: Eat.Choui

                Yes. If you have good mangos, all you need to do is puree them and pour them into a popsicle mold.

                Also good - mangos on shaved ice, drizzled with a bit of condensed milk.

                And mango jam.

              2. If you make a mango puree you can enjoy it in yogurt, on pancakes/waffles/french toast or swirled into cheesecake batter, muffins or breads.

                1. A lot of people here (Hawaii) now are making mango (subbed for bananas) bread with good results. It was a big mango year.

                  1. Ive come upon a lot of mangoes lately too.I made gordeaux's suggested sticky rice with mango.Love that coconut milk sauce that goes with it.Can't get away from my daily mango malt made with vanilla yogurt,malt,honey and just enough milk for my Magic bullet to mix it together where a straw of spoon stands straight up in it.Turn on the TV and watch the Magic bullet infomercial and enjoy that malt.

                    1. I'd second the poster above who recommends mango bread.. very yummy. Dorie Greenspan has a great recipe for it in "Baking: from my house to yours". This Bill Granger recipe looks great too...
                      My favorite muffins recipe has both pureed and chopped mangoes..

                      1. Lassi. So refreshing in the summer.

                        1. Thai Sticky Rice with Mango, Mango Shrikhand and Coconut Rice Pudding with a Mango Puree...

                          If you like yogurt, mango shrikhand is divine.

                          1. Oh, and mango coconut curry was also one of our gems this year, too.


                            1. Recently came across a recipe for mango tarte tatin. Basically done like a traditional tarte tatin, just substitute mango slices in place of the apple slices.

                              1. Mango and cilantro glass noodle salad with lime/coconut dressing.

                                1. Mango-ritas are always fun, too...

                                  1. I recently made a mango and strawberry crisp. Came out delicious.

                                      1. Mango chutney is delicious. But if you're leaning toward the sweet side, try mango curd. Soooo good.

                                        1. One of the best things to do is put them in a fruit parfait with vanilla yogurt:

                                          They also make a mean smoothie.