Mangoes known as Mo Muang in the Thai language are in season again ( just) and are eaten here both green or ripe.
Whether the mango is eaten green or ripe then they are sliced and a dip made from sugar , salt and chilli is used to dip your slices of fruit in…
There are many stalls here selling ready prepared fruit in bags and it is always accompanied by this little bag of chilli mix…It comes as standard here…haha
Sticky rice with Mango is probably one of the almost iconic Thai desserts and on most restaurant menu’s from the little cafe to the poshest restaurant.
To make this at home is very easy… First steam some glutinous rice.
To prepare the milk:
Heat 1 cup of coconut milk in a pot over medium heat. Stir constantly and let the coconut milk simmer. DO NOT let it boil hard as coconut milk will curdle. Also make sure that the coconut milk you buy is 100% pure as I have been informed by my son that where he lives in the UK all coconut milk sold is not 100% and that definitely separates on heating to high.
Then add 2 tbsp of sugar and 2 pinches of salt. Remove from heat. Pour 3/4 of the hot coconut milk over 1 cup of the hot sticky rice. Let it sit for 5 minutes. The hot sticky rice will absorb all the coconut milk. The rice should be a little mushy.
Spoon the rest of the coconut milk on top of the rice at serving time.
Smoothies here are made from just mango or the mango is mixed with other fruits all very nice and fresh… I have also been experimenting with making my own protein drinks…
Doesn’t that fruit look lovely and fresh?? I am watching it ripen from my bedroom window to pick the fruit methinks might be a problem unless I can get someone to shin up the tree although we do have a hook on a long pole to retrieve the fruit of our palm tree I just don’t want it to land on the floor with a bang and get bruised…
Mango is such a versatile fruit I make my own mango chutney it is lovely in a mango salsa or as a mango and mustard dip. What do you make from your mangoes???
Mango and Mustard Dip is lovely with chicken or fish Goujons or a nice piece of grilled white fish.
- 1/2 cup of fresh mango puree
- 1/4 cup of mayo
- 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1-2 tsp Chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- Salt to taste
Just put everything in your blender or a bowl and whisk it together and there you have it … with the chilli I would add 1 tsp and taste before you add the second.
Mango used as a sauce or in a savoury dish is also lovely and this is my Mango Chicken which I featured on the Recipe Hunter a while ago it is a firm favourite in this house.
Lastly if you are not sure how to prepare a mango then see picture: Easy x
I hope you have enjoyed this culinary journey with the marvelous Mango If you loved then I would be delighted if you could share it on your social media sites.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend wherever you are… I am now off to make choc chip cookies with Lily xxx
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