Mango Fandango
December 4, 2006 3:41 PM   Subscribe

I need some great mango recipes.

I have developed this recent mango obsession and can't get enough of the fruit. I bought a mango cookbook called Mango, but it was limited. I'm looking for knock your socks off mango recipes. I am veggie but all ideas will be tried.
posted by Xurando to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
It's simple, but Thai Mangoes and Sticky Rice is a magnificent dish. It's all about the alchemy that results from the warm, sweet and salty rice with the cool tangy mango. Make sure you do use glutinous rice, like sushi rice.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:50 PM on December 4, 2006

I make an easy mango salsa/chutney thing with 2 parts chopped mango and about 1 part each red onion and chopped cilantro. Mix in a little olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. I served it with crab cakes but I think it would probably be great to snack on with corn chips—maybe those yummy blue ones?
posted by juliplease at 3:56 PM on December 4, 2006

I second the Mango with Sticky Rice, it's so good.

Mango with sour cream. Flavor the sour cream with a little honey and grated lemon or lime rind.

Chop mangoes into a green salad as you would apples. It's especially good with avocados in the salad.

Can or freeze your own Mango Chutney. Serve it with meat, chicken, curries, etc. Personally, I love it on a Pear and Brie sandwich (thinly sliced pear, gooey brie, greens and toasted francese).
posted by annaramma at 4:13 PM on December 4, 2006

I am with you about the mango. You can get them cheap and store in fridge to slow riping, etc. We had a recipe in Mexico we had to duplicate.
It was a tomato (multi colored), Avocado, red onion, mango salad with grilled shrimp on top with LOTSA delicious chopped cilantro and a nice lime vinagarette.
You could also make mango lassis or just regular mango smoothies.
ooh... or a mango vodka martini.
posted by beccaj at 4:13 PM on December 4, 2006

i saw this on Nigella Lawson's show yesterday:
Put one scoop of mango sorbet in a shortish glass (she used an assortment of flavors, but for mee the mango really stood out as something to try). Then top the glass off with a sparkling wine, root beer float style. Easy as pie.
posted by Sara Anne at 4:14 PM on December 4, 2006

A friend of mine brought over a really nice mango salsa, though likely not this one. His had a fair quantity of jalepeno in it probably on the order of .75-1.0 peppers per mango and the resulting stuff was amazingly not that spicy but quite tasty.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 4:17 PM on December 4, 2006

Replace the green papaya in Som Tum with mango. Add it to a cold rice noodle salad, along with other Vietnamese/Thai themed ingredients (mung bean sprouts, fried tofu, peanuts, a lime juice/fish sauce sauce, etc).
posted by skwm at 4:18 PM on December 4, 2006

I like the cocktail idea, beccaj. You could also put a spin on the bellini with 1 part puréed mango with 2 (or more) parts champagne.
posted by juliplease at 4:29 PM on December 4, 2006

Mango Lassi
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1 c. plain yogurt
1 c. orange juice
2 t. rose water (vital!)
1/4 t. ground cardamom
sugar or honey to taste
Put it all in a blender, fill with ice. Blend.
posted by Methylviolet at 5:10 PM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]

A friend made me a smoothie once that contained just mango and a bit of cumin seed. Sounds crazy, but it was good.
posted by textilephile at 5:24 PM on December 4, 2006

Avocado and Mango Salad

1 small avocado, diced
1 medium mango, diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
3 cups torn lettuce leaves

Have with with honey-mustard dressing

Serves 2
posted by found dog one eye at 5:30 PM on December 4, 2006

Just a warning about the mango smoothie/lassi/puree idea. Although it's so good on the mouth end, the fiber in mango can be pretty potent stuff on the back end when blended. Sip with caution, more powerful that the prune!
posted by Pollomacho at 7:28 PM on December 4, 2006

my favorite mango & black bean salsa (hint: use more mango).
posted by j at 8:37 PM on December 4, 2006

All of my life I have been convinced that ambrosia would taste of mango. I will eat them straight up, hacked out of the skin, and then suck the stone clean. Nothing is better.

beccaj: I have made that cocktail. It is phenomenal.

If you have those nifty ice-block moulds, a great thing to do is fill the end a few centimetres with thickened cream, swishing it so it coats the inside of the mould. Freeze it, then pour in a cool mango puree. Refreeze the lot, eat once solid, and die happy.
posted by Jilder at 4:50 AM on December 5, 2006

A glass filled about half and half with Mango nectar (comes in those aseptic cardboard packages in the health food section) and plain yogurt, stirred, is fantastic when the mango craving hits and your store doesn't have any fresh mangoes around. You could probably doctor it up to be even more like a lassi, but it's quite tasty without any help, too.
posted by vytae at 7:37 AM on December 5, 2006

I ama mango lover too, and this is one of my favorite mango dessert recipes. From Gourmet magazine (it's also on
Mango, Blueberry, and Ginger Fruit Salad
2 limes
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2 large mangoes (2 1/2 lb total), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 cups blueberries (3/4 oz)
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger (1 1/2 oz)

Remove zest from 1 lime in strips with a vegetable peeler and cut any white pith from strips with a sharp knife. Squeeze 3 tablespoons juice from limes. Bring zest, water, and sugar to a boil in a 1-quart saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then boil, uncovered, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Let syrup stand 20 minutes, then remove zest with a slotted spoon and discard.

Toss together mangoes, blueberries, and syrup in a large bowl and sprinkle with ginger.
posted by lagreen at 7:54 AM on December 5, 2006

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