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Jun 5, 2012 02:23 PM

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:

        And I second the mango ice cream idea. This ( ) 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.