In Season: Mangoes
Right now, ripe, juicy mangoes are at their best, and most affordable at your local supermarket or green grocer. They are quick and simple to prepare, making a healthy snack on their own, but also in a delicious combination with salads, chicken or prawn dishes, and of course, desserts.
Here are some of my favourite recipes:
Chilli, Lime, Prawn & Mango Salad
Step 1 - Combine 1 tbs brown sugar, 2 tbs canola oil and 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce. Add 750g green prawns, peeled, tails intact and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 2 - Heat a chargrill pan on medium. Cook the prawns for 2-3 minutes. Bring the marinade in a saucepan to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 lime, juiced.
Step 3 - Combine 2 honey gold mangoes, peeled, sliced, 2 Lebanese cucumbers, sliced, 150g baby spinach leaves, 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, prawns and dressing to serve.
Mango Chicken Pappadums
Step 1 - Place the chicken and curry paste in a glass or ceramic bowl and turn to coat.
Step 2 - Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook chicken for 7 minutes each side. Set aside to cool. Shred.
Step 3 - Meanwhile, cook the pappadums following packet directions.
Step 4 - Combine the mango, cucumber, onion, chopped coriander and one-third of the lime juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 5 - Combine the yoghurt, mint, garlic and remaining lime juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 6 - Place pappadums on a serving platter. Top with chicken, mango mixture, yoghurt mixture and coriander sprigs to serve.
Lychee Mango & Coconut Terrine
Step 1 - Line the base and sides of a 20 x 10cm (base measurement) loaf pan with non-stick baking paper, allowing the 2 long sides to overhang.
Step 2 - Chop half the lychees. Combine sorbet, chopped lychees and coconut cream in a bowl. Transfer to prepared pan and smooth the surface. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 4 hours or overnight until firm.
Step 3 - Turn terrine onto a serving platter. Top with remaining lychees, coconut chips and lime rind.
All recipes from http://www.taste.com.au