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Mango Season Is Here!!!

Sam Salmon Jul 5, 2012 10:14 PM

Not to offend locavore dweebs but Mangoes are here and prices are dropping!

Fruiticana on Fraser had Hadens 2/$1.25 yesterday and today No Frills was selling Hadens a tad larger size @ 4/$3.00.

Not the greatest fan of those yellow oblong units I can't remember the name of not enough acidity & fibre for my taste but they are ubiquitous and again prices are excellent.

So it's Mango smoothies for brekkie Mango for lunchtime dessert and Mangoes in Shrimp Curry for dinner these days-life is good!

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  1. grayelf RE: Sam Salmon Jul 6, 2012 12:09 PM

    Thanks for the heads up, Sam. Next time leave out the dweebs part and there will be no risk of offense ;-).

    Are Haden's the ones that are a bit more round and stay green when ripe? I think I prefer those to the yellowy orange ones.

    I'm not a huge fan of the sweet and savoury together in main courses but I am looking forward to doing salmon steak on the bbq with a little mango salsa. Nom.

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    1. re: grayelf
      flowbee RE: grayelf Jul 6, 2012 12:27 PM

      Thanks for the tip Sam!

      Grayelf, I take it you don't like Hawaiian pizza? :P

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        grayelf RE: flowbee Jul 7, 2012 08:59 AM

        Only if it has almonds and cheddar on it too!

      2. re: grayelf
        quddous RE: grayelf Jul 7, 2012 05:46 PM

        Haden (also called Hayden) mangoes turn red/yellow when ripe.

        The yellow thinner longer variety are called Ataulfo.

        T&T sometimes carries Thai mangoes which resemble the ataulfo but are larger; they have a lighter, less sweet but much more floral flavour.

        1. re: quddous
          MangoGal RE: quddous Jun 4, 2013 12:37 PM

          Unlike other varieties, Hadens have a little yellow/pinkish blush when ripe..

      3. MangoGal RE: Sam Salmon Jun 4, 2013 12:35 PM

        Meh thinks you are crazy to want more fibre but must agree that mango season is a very exciting time! I too try to include in all meals possible. :)

        1. gnashingshitfactory RE: Sam Salmon Jun 11, 2013 05:01 PM

          Time to make another huge batch of Mango chutney! :-)

          ..Avec ginger, dates, raisins, vinegar, cardamon, etc, etc...
          Freeze it & have all my friends beg for yet another jar ;P....

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