Mango is one fruit that you can never have enough of. Wonderful as a fruit, and yet so versatile that you can add it to just about anything from fancy desserts, to salads or cooked with meats. So, today, I give you an amazing collection of must-try mango recipes that will blow your mind. From sweet to savory, mango is one fruit you must try as an ingredient.
Mango season is coming soon here, and I thought I'd create this collection of mango recipes that I know you will love. Currently, I have 30 mango recipes on this list. And yet, if you know me, then you know I love mangoes. So, there are more recipes coming to this list.
One of the best things about summer are the summer fruits. For example, all the amazing stone fruits like peaches, apricots, figs, nectarines, and of course the delectable mango. And, while they all taste delicious on their own, they make perfect ingredients in many recipes. In fact, we are a big mango loving family and we eat them as fruits as well as make tasty dishes like the ones I've shared with you below.
From a simple five-minute mango lassi and no-churn mango ice creams to exotic mango entremets, it's all here. So, if you've very asked the question, what can you do with mango? Then, look no further than the list below.
And, did you know that mango is extremely good for you? As kids, we'd eat lots of mangoes and sometimes overeat them. So, every time mom complained that we are overeating mangoes we'd say: "Mangoes are good for you. They are good for the skin and great for the hair. They are also rich in vitamin A, C, E, and beta-carotene. And, they lower cholesterol, and boost immunity. In addition, they give healthy glowing skin and help rejuvenate your complexion". See, we were smart kids.
What does a mango taste like?
Mango is sweet and juicy fruit. Some mangoes can have a slight tart flavor but still sweet with a golden yellow color. There are over a thousand varieties of mangoes all around the world. I grew up eating Alphansos but have tried a few others like Bailey's Marvel and Glenn in recent years.
Frequently asked questions?
Green mango is a raw mango. For most mangoes, a red, orange, yellow color without much green is a great indication. Having said that there are some variety of mangoes that are ripe even under green skin. A great indication is that a ripe mango will be able to be slightly press, a slight give will indicate it has a soft flesh inside.
Yes, some mangoes work great to cook while some work great in desserts. Raw mango has been used in cooking with meat dishes for centuries. Try cooking a semi-ripe mango for mango chutney or use a ripe mango for mango jam.
Yes, if you have extra mangoes in season. Freeze them so you can use them during offseason. it's definitely much better and cheaper than using canned or store-bought frozen. It's very easy to freeze mangoes - here's a step by step on how to freeze mangoes in season.
This is always a dilemma, isn't it? Sometimes I can't wait for those mangoes to ripen while at other times I purchased too many so I want to slow them all ripening at the same time.
To speed up the ripening of mangoes just place them in a paper bag at room temperature. When ripe place them in the fridge. Placing mangoes in the refrigerator will slow down the ripening and buy more time with the ripe mangoes.
Ideally, no! Mangoes will stay well at room temperature for a week. However, if the mangoes are ripely placing them in the refrigerator will slow down the ripening process. Freezing mangoes is another option if you have more than you need. Always better to freeze them to let them get wasted. Right?
It's best to use mangoes once they are ripe. Overripe mangoes will start to get mushy and sour if not used in time. Eventually, they get brown and start to smell.
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