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Mangos, Mangos, Mangos....


Richard Kilgore
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How ripe are they?

If less ripe good for some salsa action to go with meat or fish (the tartness helps) or for tarte tatin (where they are doused in sugar anyway, and have to hold some shape)

If more ripe think ice-cream or lassi... but only if they are really fully flavoured as the custard/milk dilutes the mango taste. Basically trading silky mouthfeel for flavour

If they are perfectly ripe slice, dice, and have them as they are!

cheerio

J

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Mango cream pie is one of my "desserts to die for".. and it's super easy to make. You just need your usual sweet-pastry crust or even just the graham crust. Cool the crust- then get yourself some really nice thick cream (like the cream you can get here in the Philippines :p-it's got the same consistency as nicely formed yogurt) or some sweet yogurt- that'll will do nicely as well. Pour a bit on the crust then put slivers of mango meat - fill the bottom of the pan, sprinkle some cinnamon (just a 2 pinches or so) and drizzle with some nice flavored honey (don't use leatherwood honey or other really strong honeys which come from hardwood trees. Get the blossom-honeys- sunflower is the best IMHO) then pour more yogurt/cream then repeat the mango, cinnamon and honey thing then you end with the cream and you can refrigerate it first so that when you decorate it with more mango strips or chocolate bits or whatever you want to use, the mangoes won't just swim in the cream.

You can also put raisins or bits of dates and other such pleasant things into the pie- as you wish. :) It's a favorite.

Anyway, Mango secrets are good too..

Just cook the mango with a bit of cinnamon/dates/ a bit of dessicated coconut or something and some honey/sugar and a tsp. or so of cornstarch.. cook on medium heat for about 5-8 minutes - till it's sort of become a mush. Make a nice oat-sugar and butter crust (nearly like an oat cookie- how sweet it will be is all up to you) - put 3/4 in a pan (put some on the sides as well, and then after you line the pan you can pour in the mangoes, then with the remaining oat mix, cover the mangoes completely. Bake at 350 until golden brown- that's approx. 20 minutes, then refrigerate. This is best served and eaten cold with a scoop of ice cream (preferably vanilla) on top. :)

Mango lassies, as mentioned, are definitely fantastic as well. Here's another really simple one: mangoes, cornflakes (plain) and cream with a bit of honey or sugar and you can also put dates- or raisins or cinnamon. Yum yum

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I just added my family's mango pudding recipe to RecipeGullet.  It's quite delicious and refreshing--perfect for hot summer weather!

Prasantrin, thank you so much for posting your recipe. I made it tonight, and everyone gave it rave reviews - rich, creamy, smooth, refreshing, and simply delicious!

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My mom makes this Mango Walnut Pie. Basically it's a meringue and walnut crust, topped with whipped cream and mango slices arranged on top, served very, very cold.

And the best mangoes by far are the Philippine Carabao mangoes. I read a press release a few years back that these mangoes are now allowed to be imported into the US. Just not sure where to get them here.... If you come across it though by chance, be sure to try a few. It won't disappoint....

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