o Cookalong #50 Mangos

Cookalong #50 ------- MANGOS

Posted by wizardnm (My Page) on Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 11:06

Jessy has picked mangos for our Cookalong.
I love mangos and they are now available all year, in my grocery store.

Do you have a favorite recipe?

Please post T+T recipes only

Thank you!

Nancy

Here is a link that might be useful: Cookalong #49 ----- FISH!!!
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Posted by jessyf (My Page) on Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 13:13

Oh wow thanks for picking me, Nancy!

This one has been in my summer repertoire (or any time I find a mango at the store LOL). I have noted my changes.

Roasted Corn, Black Bean & Mango Salad

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/corn_bean_mango_salad.html From EatingWell: Summer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

This simple, fresh-tasting salad adds delicious variety to grilled foods, such as salmon, halibut, chicken or pork. Browning the corn in a skillet gives it a nutty, caramelized flavor that contrasts with the sweetness of the mango.

8 servings, generous 1/2 cup each : Active Time: 45 minutes : Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients

2 teaspoons canola oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups corn kernels, (from 3 ears) 1 large ripe mango, (about 1 pound), peeled and diced 1 15-ounce or 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 3 tablespoons lime juice 1 small canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce drained and chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the corn mixture to a large bowl. Stir in mango, beans, onion, bell pepper, lime juice, chipotle, cilantro, cumin and salt.

Jessica's notes: (1) if I don't have leftover roasted corn on hand from a prior dinner, I use TJ's frozen roasted corn kernels. (2) I use Penzey's ground chipotle powder - mixes in easier and more completely. (3) I don't cook the garlic, I add it in fresh.

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Posted by natal (My Page) on Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 17:57

Mango Salsa

1 fresh mango, diced 1/4 cup red onion, fine chop 1 serrano pepper (or jalapeno) seeded and finely diced 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro Juice of one lime 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste

Combine all and let sit at room temp for at least an hour. Serve on top of blackened or grilled fish.

blackened tuna...

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Cubed mango is also good in tuna salad made with leftover grilled or blackened tuna.

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Ancho-Marinated Pork & Mango Kabobs

I've made variations of Ellie's recipe. We like it with a little more heat. I like to add chipotle powder and increase the citrus.

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Posted by doucanoe (My Page) on Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 18:26

I love, love, love that corn, black bean and mango salad that Jessy posted! If anyone has not tried it, I urge you to....it's THAT good!

Here are my contributions:

This first one is my own creation. Really tasty on a hot summer day (like today)!

Kiwi Mango Ice Pops

3/4 c simple syrup 4 kiwis 1 mango 1T lemon juice Juice of 1 lime

Peel and dice the kiwis and mango. Put fruit in bowl of food processor, add simple syrup, lemon juice and lime juice. Process until smooth. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze until firm.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This one is from Simply Recipes blog. The only change I make is to use flour tortillas as corn tortillas don't hold up well to eating out of hand if they are not fried.

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Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa From Simply Recipes

1 lb of very fresh fish fillets - (Good fish for tacos are firm fish like swordfish or shark) Salt and pepper Olive oil 1 doz corn tortillas (3 tortillas per person) Vegetable oil or butter (optional, depending on how you heat your tortillas) Salsa - (See Mango Salsa Recipe.) 1 ripe Avocado Cabbage (or iceberg lettuce) Cider vinegar Salt

1 Prepare the salsa. Either use store bought or make your own. (See above link for Mango Salsa, which is especially good with fish.)

2 Prepare the cabbage and avocado. Thinly slice cabbage. Put in a small serving bowl. Sprinkle with cider vinegar (about a Tbsp) and salt (about a tsp). Mix in the vinegar and salt. Peel avocado and remove seed. Chop and reserve for later.

3 Heat the tortillas. Unless you have made fresh tortillas from scratch, you will need to soften them somehow. One way to easily soften and heat a tortilla to simply heat it in the microwave for 20-25 seconds on high heat, on top of a napkin or paper towel to absorb the moisture that is released. We often will heat two tortillas at once in the microwave, heating them for a total of 40 seconds.

Another way is to heat a well seasoned (black) large cast iron skillet to medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan or spread a half a teaspoon of butter on one side of one tortilla. Place tortilla in the pan (butter side down if you are using butter). As the tortilla sizzles, flip the tortilla with a spatula so that the other side gets some of the oil or butter from the pan. Continue to flip every 10-30 seconds until the tortillas begins to develop air pockets, about a minute. If the pan begins to smoke, lower the temperature. You can skip the butter or oil if you wish and just heat the tortillas up on the skillet without them. We have found that the flavor of packaged tortillas benefits from heating them with a bit of oil.

Remove the tortilla from the pan and place it folded on a plate. If the pan is large enough you can prepare two or more tortillas at once. Continue until all the tortillas (estimate 3 per person) are cooked. Set aside.

4 Cook the fish. Soak the fish fillets in cold water for at least one minute. Pat dry with a paper towel. Heat a large stick-free skillet to medium high heat. Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet. Place fish on skillet. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillets. A thin fillet may take only one minute on each side to cook. A thicker fillet may take a couple of minutes. Fish should be still barely translucent when cooked. Break off a piece and test if you are not sure. Do not overcook the fish. Remove from pan when done to a separate plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
5 Assembly. I think tacos are best when you assemble them yourself. Place the plate of tortillas, the plate of fish, the salsa, the cabbage, and the avocados on the table and let everyone assemble their own.
Serves four.

Mango Salsa

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced (about 1 1/2 cup) (See: How to Cut a Mango) 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped 1 Jalape�o chile, minced (include ribs and seeds for a hotter taste if desired) 1 small cucumber, peeled and diced (about 1 cup) 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Also good with diced red bell pepper and jicama.
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If the salsa ends up being a little too hot or acidic for your taste, you can temper it by adding some diced avocado.

Linda

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Posted by Lindac (My Page) on Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 18:37

I seem to flunk mangos...have great trouble picking a good one that's not over ripe or under ripe.
But when I do....It's Jessie's salad that I make!!

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Posted by publickman (My Page) on Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 19:37

I pretty much only eat ripe mangos plain with lime juice or in smoothies/sorbets, but if I put them in a savory dish, I like to use green ones, which are tart and firm instead of sweet and mushy. My friend Eury from Senegal also prefers the green mangos for such dishes and says that they are what is popular in Africa. Since I had a mango tree in Venice, I was able to pick green mangos for her, but they are often difficult to find in markets. However, if you can find them, they work very well in the recipes so far posted. Now I miss my mango tree :(. Green mangos are popular in Mexico (eaten with chili powder) and in Thai and Indian cooking.

I thought I would mention this so that you might think of more recipes and consider using the green mangos.

Lars

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Posted by barnmom (My Page) on Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 21:19

I love mangoes and they are very nutritious but always seem like an indulgence to me. I have been making many salads with mangoes recently with a dressing of rice vinegar, sesame oil, low sodium soy, lime juice, and a bit of sweetener like honey or maple syrup and some chipotle or cayenne and cumin. The rest of the salad is usually some greens (baby lettuce or spinach), red bell pepper, avocado, cilantro, mint, cashews, and some grilled chicken or salmon.

Like Cindy and Linda above I also make mango salsa. This recipe is one I devised on the fly but I liked it so well I wrote it down. I have shared it I'm sure but will place it here to have on the same thread as the rest of the mango recipes.

Mango (or Pineapple) Salsa

2 small ripe mangoes, peeled and diced (or half of a pineapple, diced) 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced 2 tangelos (or small oranges or tangerines), peeled, seeded, and diced 3 tablespoons red onion, minced (or 3 scallions, minced) 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar juice of one lime 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or cayenne)

Mix all ingredients together. Serve over salmon or chicken or eat with corn chips.

I usually double it.

Eileen

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Posted by grainlady (My Page) on Thu, Jun 28, 12 at 9:02

This recipe for MANGO LEATHER from the National Center for Home Food Preservation is a granddaughter favorite. I've also made it using fresh peaches and mangoes. - Grainlady

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Posted by booberry85 (becky@leadtesting.net) on Thu, Jun 28, 12 at 12:29

Mango Lassi (Mango Smoothy): Very easy. Very yummy. Great for a hot day like today! I've seen recipes where they've added cardamon and or nutmeg. I never have though.

Mango Lassi 2 mangos - peeled, seeded and diced 2 cups plain yogurt 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup ice

Directions

In a blender, combine mangos, yogurt, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

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Posted by ruthanna (My Page) on Fri, Jun 29, 12 at 0:23

I see some recipes in this thread that I'd definitely like to try -- and soon!

You know I like to make flavored butters and this one is good on mild flavored fish, pork and beets.

MINT-MANGO BUTTER

1/2 cup sweet butter 1/2 fresh mango, peeled and pureed 2 tsp. fresh lime juice 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh mint Dash of salt

Cream the butter and mix all the ingredients together until well blended. Roll into a log shape, wrap well, and refrigerate. NOTE: This doesn't freeze well and is best if used within 24 hours of when you make it.

I have posted this recipe before but here it is again since it really showcases the mangos.

BLACK BEANS IN MANGO SAUCE

1 1/2 Tbs. olive oil 2 cups minced red onion 1 Tbs. minced garlic 1 3-inch jalapeno chile, seeded and minced 1 1/2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger 1 1/2 tsp. whole cumin seeds 1 1/2 tsp. salt About 6 cups cooked black beans (or 3 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained) 6 Tbs. fresh lime juice 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and minced Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet. Add 1 3/4 cups of the onion, and the garlic, chile, ginger, cumin seeds, and salt. Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium-low, and add the beans and about half the lime juice. Cook for about 5 minutes more until the beans are heated through and then transfer to a bowl.

Stir in the remaining lime juice and about half of the chopped mangoes directly into the hot beans, mashing the mangoes a little as you stir. Grind in some black pepper, then cove and let stand for about 15 minutes to let the sauce develop.

Serve warm, at room temperature, or even cold, topped with the remaining red onion and mango, and some minced parsley or cilantro, if desired.

Good served with plain cooked white or brown rice.

Source: Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven

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Posted by bob_cville (My Page) on Fri, Jun 29, 12 at 15:21

I don't have a mango recipe, but I do have a story about a mango recipe. A friend had invited me over for dinner and he was planning to make peaches flambe for dessert. However he got to the store and there were no peaches to be found.

After standing around trying to figure what to use as a substitute for peaches, he decided to make mangoes flambe.

The mangoes were slightly underripe, so the dish had a slight astringent aftertaste, but was otherwise delicious.

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Posted by cloudy_christine (My Page) on Fri, Jun 29, 12 at 15:41

Marcella Hazan actually suggests substituting mangoes for peaches in desserts, in her first cookbook. Because she found American peaches (where did she get them?) not as flavorful as Italian ones. I like mangoes well enough, but not nearly as much as peaches.

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Posted by ruthanna (My Page) on Mon, Jul 2, 12 at 17:00

I hesitate to post this recipe without adding a warning that if you plan to make it omitting or substituting other ingredients for the corn syrup, don't.

TRADEWINDS SORBET

2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 large ripe mangoes 1 (16 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice 2 Tbs. lemon juice

In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar and corn syrup. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside and cool to room temperature. Peel mangoes. Cut pulp from seeds; discard seeds. In blender or food processor, puree mango pieces, pineapple with juice and lemon juice until mixture is almost smooth. Stir into cooled syrup. Pour into ice cream canister. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. Makes about 2 quarts.

Freezer method: Pour prepared mixture into 9 inch square pan and cover with foil or plastic wrap. Place mixture in freezer; freeze until almost firm, 1 to 3 hours. Break into small pieces. Spoon half of mixture into chilled food processor bowl or a chilled large bowl. Beat with metal food processor blade or with electric mixer until light and fluffy but not thawed. Repeat with other half of partially frozen mixture. Immediately return beaten mixture to pan and freeze until firm, 1 to 3 hours.

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Posted by mustangs (My Page) on Tue, Jul 3, 12 at 10:04

Having grown up with a mango tree in the yard, I took mangos for granted and ate out of hand mostly. I do make mango smoothies for breakfast several times a week.

I make the ice cubes from Looza Mango Nectar.

8 mango ice cubes 1 fresh mango 1 container mango yogurt 1/4 cup Looza Mango Nectar

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Posted by publickman (My Page) on Tue, Jul 3, 12 at 11:51

Cathy, that looks like a good recipe and is similar to something I have made in the past. However, Trader Joe's has mango nectar for half that price. We buy two bottles at a time.

I also find mangos to be very similar to peaches in flavor but also very superior to peaches. I had more mangos as a child than peaches even though we had a peach tree. I do like peach ice cream, however. I think I want to try Ruthanna's sorbet recipe, but I would like to substitute some of the fresh pineapple that I put in the freezer a couple of days ago.

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Posted by mustangs (My Page) on Tue, Jul 3, 12 at 12:30

Hey Lars, yeahbut we don't have a TJ's. Thanks for the heads up. I can get mango nectar less expensive at the Mexican markets.

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Posted by ynnej (My Page) on Tue, Jul 3, 12 at 15:36

I've never tried mango nectar but I must! Thanks for the links.

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Posted by lpinkmountain (My Page) on Wed, Jul 4, 12 at 14:31

Sliced my hand up real bad on a mango and have had mango-phobia ever since. I buy the frozen ones if I ever need them, which is rarely. I'm like CC, I vastly prefer peaches, I like the tartness that they have. My favorite mango dish was coleslaw but BF didn't like it. I just used my regular coleslaw dressing--I think this time lime juice, canola oil, cilantro, honey, touch of mint, ginger and hot sauce.

I also like mango in smoothies. Makes a good salsa too.

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Posted by Bumblebeez (My Page) on Wed, Jul 4, 12 at 14:59

The past several mangoes I've picked have all been duds, similar to avocados, it's made me give them up as I can't count on what I buy and I hate buying unusable produce.

But I love them! I usually just eat one over the sink when I do find a good one.

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