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What to do with lots of dried mangoes?

EggyEggoo Feb 27, 2013 03:15 PM

I got a huge bag of dried mango slices for Christmas (not complaining!!) and I'm sort of at a loss for what to do with them. They're obviously great to snack on, chopped up in a trail mix, etc., but any thoughts on what else I can do with them?

I'm thinking I could reconstitute them and fold them into scones... any other interesting ideas? These are just plain dried mango slices, no added sugar or flavors.

  1. alkapal Feb 28, 2013 07:43 AM

    julienne them, then reconstitute and add to thai salads -- esp. thai duck salad.

    the mango would be good in either of these: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892182#7922725
    or any other thai salads using mango.

    here is one that uses fresh green mango, but you could use your mango and add some fresh julienned fuji apples or jicama or green papaya. this salad could also be "filled out" with a protein and/or cellophane noodles.--> http://www.justasdelish.com/thai-mang...
    i love these fresh, flavorful salads with lots of herbal kick. perfect to get our spring "juices" flowing! LOL

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    1. re: alkapal
      ellabee Feb 28, 2013 10:07 AM

      That's brilliant. I'm at the stage of the year when stews and wintry fare have gotten OLD, and am longing for spring-y, unusual tastes. Thanks for the links.

      And thanks, Eggy Eggoo, for the topic; I'll be buying dried mangos again, but never in the quantity that I did last fall.

    2. Cherylptw Feb 28, 2013 07:25 AM

      A mango vinaigrette would be nice on a mixed green salad with some jerk rubbed protein (chicken, shrimp, pork).

      Reconstitute some by soaking like you would raisins (water, rum, etc.); saute some onions, garlic, some type of hot pepper (if you like heat) and the mango; puree the whole thing and slather on bacon and oven bake...same thing can be done to spread on a ham before baking. The mixture can be spread under the skin of a chicken then roasted

      Reconstitute, puree and stir into iced tea

      Molten cakes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, dusting of cinnamon and a sprinkle of lightly toasted coconut

      Incorporate as the filling for sweet rolls

      1. h
        honu2 Feb 27, 2013 04:57 PM

        Granola using coconut, pecans and mango sounds good to me. Another suggestion would be to substitute diced dried mangos for diced dried apricots in a quick bread. If you like stuffed pork chops, you could add a bit of diced mango to the bread stuffing.

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        1. re: honu2
          LP808 Feb 27, 2013 09:11 PM

          +1 for the quick breads. I was going to suggest a mango or mango cranberry muffin.

        2. HillJ Feb 27, 2013 03:29 PM

          A batch of this wonderful mango butter from which you can slather on any number of lovely recipes: waffles, pancakes, inside crepes, swirled in muffin batter, on top of cheesecake or pound cake, part of a P&J sandwich, grilled with cheese in a sandwich, slather on a ham or pork loin...well you get the idea.

          Whenever I have a bag of dried fruit around for awhile, I go in the direction of quick jam, fruit butter or puree.

          1. f
            foodieX2 Feb 27, 2013 03:27 PM

            Hmm. Mango squares maybe? I would think you could reconstitute them so the texture would be right.

            What about a mango chutney?

            Scones are good idea. They would be nice addition to oatmeal cookies too.

            Add them to hot cereals.

            How about mango ice cream? Mango ginger would be a nice mix too.

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