Something with Mangos..

Joined Apr 28, 2003
Mangos are in season and my grandmother has been buying me boxes and boxes full of them. The only mango recipe I have is a mango mousse but my family has been getting tired of it and truthfully, I'm getting tired of making it. Any suggestions on what else I can make with them, they're the Mexican yellow mangos. The only thing is that the item must not be overly sweet or rich. My family is asian so my hands are tied down a bit because of that. Any help/suggestion would be much appreciated.
-Matthew Wong
Joined Jul 31, 2000
Mango salsa,relish,chutney.

Under ripe mangos stir fried with just about anything is great.

Mango pickles.

Fruit salads

Fried with peanut sauce.
Joined Aug 29, 2000
If you're that rich with them, mango nectar and mango sorbet.

My mom used to buy them by the bushel. She'd peel them and strip them off the pit, then put the flesh in the freezer. When I'd visit her in December, I'd head straight for those bags of mango! They freeze well, although I don't think they'd be pretty enough to dice into a salad- more for juicy things like sauces, pulp for cakes, etc.
Joined Jul 23, 2002
Stuff a duck or chicken breast with slices of mango.
Serve with a Mango Raspberry Coulis =1 mango, diced+1 cup raspberries+maybe some lemon zest, a little wine and puree. Bring to heat in the pan used to cook chicken or duck, adjust seasoning with some s&p. Simple and satisfying.

Or a Mango Cocktail sauce for boiled shrimp.

I think the new Gormet mag has a section on mangos this month too.
Joined Jul 28, 2001
Mangos and blood oranges-- little olive oil and some sea salt. yum! not together just sliced on a plate.


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Joined Oct 7, 2001
How about a mango-lemon grass sauce for fish? I sweat some shallots and ginger, add white wine. Reduce as you would a butter sauce. Then add peeled and pitted mango. I then barely cover with a mixture of pineapple and orange juices and cook until tender. Just minutes before removing from the heat I add a bunch of chopped lemongrass, let it steep for a few minutes, then puree and strain the sauce.

I also like to fold diced mango and jalapenos into cooked jasmine rice and use as a bed for shrimp.
Joined Aug 11, 2000
Mango and beet salad with arugula
mango salsa for fish or, red onion, garlic, ginger, lime juice, cilantro, red pepper, hot peppers, Conzorsio mango viniagrette if available.
Joined Jan 11, 2002
There is also an Indian mango soup called "Fajeto". It's very yummy. Can't remember the recipe now but you can surely find it online (or ask Suvir Saran)

Joined Nov 10, 2000
Mango Bread

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 cups chopped mangoes
3/4 cup oil
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons vanilla

Preheat to 350 degrees
Grease a 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pan.
Sift flour with soda and cinnamon into mixing bowl.
Stir in sugar, coconut and nuts.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done.
Makes 1 loaf.
Joined May 2, 2003
If you can find a recipe for Indian butter chicken, then ripe mango is lovely in it. Otherwise, take ghee and onion and lots of lovely curry spices, fry, and then add chicken pieces or thigh/breast meat and cook. Add thin mango slices or diced mango when the meat is tender and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning if necessary. You might find it also benefits from the addition of a little tomato or tomato puree.
Joined Aug 8, 2002
I just made the most amazing Mango and Coconut tart from Pierre Herme's Desserts. DELICIOUS...
Joined Jan 11, 2002

-3 cups water
-1 cup plain yoghurt
-1 tsp chickpea flour
-3 green chillies
-7 bay leaves
-1 tsp ground ginger
-1 tsp ground turmeric
-1 tbsp brown sugar
-1 tbsp margarine
-2 tsp cumin seeds
-1/2 tsp mustard seeds
-1 red chili
-1/2 cup pureed mango
-1 tbsp chopped parsley

Process in a blender the yoghurt and water, pour them in a pot, add the chickpea flour and mix until smooth. Cook over a low heat for 10 mins, stirring. Add the green chillies, ginger, turmeric, bay leaves, sugar and salt, stir and cook other 2 mins.
Melt the margarine in a pan and fry the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and red chilli until popping. Pour them into the pot.
Add to the sauce the pureed mango and parsley and cook for 10 mins over a medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Serve hot as a soup, or as a side with dry foods (i.e. rice dishes)

Joined Sep 7, 2002
How about mango pudding?
Mix mango puree with some passion puree,sweet condensed milk and soaked gelatine, heat till warm. Then whip in ice bath till frothy, and blend in some pastry cream and fresh cream till creamy, finally blend in some cooked tapioca, pour in mold, freeze till cold. Serve with mango ice cream topped with thick coconut sauce or chocolate fudge.


Joined Apr 4, 2000
I just brought back a box of mangoes, they were practically giving them away at the market. I was thinking of a mango & almond tart but mango and coconut is even more tempting.


Joined Apr 6, 2001
I make Kao Niow Ma-muang (Sticky rice and Mangoes).

Here's a great recipe:

Kao Niow Ma-muang
A Recipe of Kasma Loha-unchit
Recipe Copyright [emoji]169[/emoji] 1995 Kasma Loha-unchit.

2 cups long-grain white sticky rice, sweet rice or glutinous rice
2 cups creamy coconut milk (or one 14-oz. can)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
About 1 tsp. salt
Optional flavoring: 2-3 fresh or frozen pandanus leaves (bai dteuy) or 4-5 drops jasmine ( mali) essence
1-2 ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced

Rinse the rice once or twice, cover with water 2-3 inches above the rice line and allow to soak at least 4 hours, or overnight. The grains will absorb much of the water and grow in size. They will also soften; pressing them between your fingers will easily break them into pieces.

When ready to cook, drain the rice and steam dry (without any water) in a shallow heat-proof dish, placed on a steamer rack over a pot with 2 or more inches of water on the bottom. If you are making a large quantity, use the special sticky rice steaming basket so that the rice grains cook more evenly. When making a large batch, it also helps to turn the rice and sprinkle a little water over the top once or twice during the cooking time.

When the rice is about 20 minutes into its steaming, prepare the coconut sauce by heating the coconut milk, sugar and salt together in a saucepan. Warm the milk until the mixture is well blended and smooth. If you wish a bai dteuy (pandanus leaf) flavor, add a few fresh or frozen bai dteuy leaves and simmer with the sauce for about 10 minutes. Then, remove the leaves, and after they have cooled enough to handle, use your hand to squeeze out all the fragrant juice until the leaves are dry. Add the pressed juice to the sauce. If fresh or frozen leaves are not available, use about 1 /4 tsp. of the green bai dteuy essence. Or, if you wish a more delicate floral scent, use a few drops of mali (jasmine) essence instead. Keep the sauce warm.

When the rice is done and while it is still hot out of the steamer, pour half the coconut sauce over the rice. Stir well with a spoon to make sure all the grains are well coated. The rice should be wet but not swimming in sauce. Add more of the sauce if needed, reserving the remainder for dribbling over the top before serving. Let stand for 15-20 minutes to allow the rice grains to absorb the flavorings.

When ready to serve, dish the rice onto individual serving plates, spoon some of the reserved coconut sauce over each portion and arrange sliced mangoes over the top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes and Pointers:
The coconut sauce should have a pronounced saltiness behind the sweetness. The saltiness will help bring forth the rich flavors of coconut milk and the delicate taste of sticky rice. Also, the salty-sweetness of the flavored rice enhances rather than distracts from the fruity sweetness of mangoes.

When mangoes and durians are not in season, coconut-flavored sticky rice is served with a choice of toppings, ranging from a very sweet coconut-egg custard called sangkaya (click here for recipe) to a salty-sweet, minced dried shrimp mixture. The kanom vendor in the market usually has several choices,something to satisfy every mood and palate.

White sticky rice (kao niow) is usually labelled "glutinous rice" or "sweet rice." The following brands are all good: Golden Phoenix, Butterfly,, and Sanpatong.
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