Mangoes have to be my favorite fruit! Mango season 2009 has just started and I have already been cooking up a mango storm. I have been enjoying experimenting with mangoes and I have made some really tasty mango dishes. With my growing collection mango recipes I thought that it was about time to go over them all and collect my favorites and here they are:
Mango Shrikhand - Thick and creamy strained yogurt with sugar, cardamom and saffron mixed in and either topped with fresh (or caramelized) mango or with mango puree mixed in as well.
Mango on Coconut Sticky Rice - Sweet aromatic sticky rice made with coconut milk and topped with fresh mangoes is a great way to finish almost any meal.
Mango Crisp with Macadamia Nut Crust - If you like crisps and crumble like I do then you'll really enjoy this mango crisp with a touch of the tropics in the form of cardamom and a coconut and macadamia nut topping. Serve with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream for even greater enjoyment.
Mango Coconut Rice Pudding - Mango and coconut rice team up again but this time in rice pudding spiced with cardamom and topped with macadamia nuts.
Mango and Nutella Crepes - Nutella goes great with many fruits and the mango and nutella combo is definitely one to try. The fresh mango and nutella spread are wrapped by a warm just made crepe in this recipe for some breakfast magic.
Mango and Rhubarb Crumble - Mango season starts in the Spring which means that rhubarb is out at the same time and a mango and rhubarb crumble is a must try indeed!
Mango Lassi - When it starts to get hotter out a mango lassi made with either ice of frozen yogurt is a great way to keep cool.
Curried Mango Bread - Mangoes can be used to make some nice quick breads and this one has the added surprise of curry that gives it a nice hint of spices and warmth. What a great way to start the day!
Mango and Banana Pancakes - If it is the weekend and you have a bit more time for breakfast then these mango and banana pancakes with a hint of cardamom and coconut make a great treat.
Mango Chutney - Mango chutney is one of my favorite things. The mango flavour along with the spices and the sweet and sour combo with just a touch of heat is just so amazing. Use it in grilled cheese sandwiches or on grilled sword fish etc.
Mango Guacamole - Sweet and juicy mango pairs surprisingly well with the cool and creamy avocado to make this guacamole a special treat. Serve it with something hot and spicy and it will balance out the heat in addition to adding a ton of flavour.
Mango Caprese Salad - If you get your hands on some really nice mangoes like some alphonso mangoes, this mango caprese salad is a great way to enjoy them. The simple flavours of a caprese salad with mangoes substituted in for tomatoes works surprisingly well.
Curried Chicken and Mango Salad - If you like chicken salads, mangoes and curry the this is the salad for you. It also makes a great sandwich filling.
Chicken, Red Pepper and Mango Curry - If savoury is more your style then this mango and chicken curry with red peppers is right up your alley. The sweet juicy mangoes provide a nice balance to the heat and spices in the curry.
Thai Mango Chicken - I really enjoy Thai flavours which is what originally drew me to this dish which consists of chicken in a Thai flavoured mango sauce which is really tasty!
If you enjoyed this collection of mango recipes and are still looking for more you can find them all here:
If you have any other must try mango ideas, please let me know about them! I am always looking for more.