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Don't You Just Love Mango's By Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost
Mango's Are One Of The Most Delicious Tropical Fruits
Mango's are a tropical fruit of the Mango Tree. The fruit is oblong in shape and a little larger than a pear in size. It is green in color, turning orange-yellow when ripe, and it has a delicious, pleasantly acid pulp. The mango tree was originally from the East Indian area. It is cultivated in the East Indies, China, Malaysia, The Philippines, India, Thailand, and in California, Texas, and Florida in the United States.
The Mango has been cultivated for centuries in Southeast Asia and Mango's are closely connected with the religion and folklore of the East. The mango tree is considered sacred in India where mango's are a staple of Indian food, and a basic ingredient of chutney. Wealthy Indian gardeners often collect mango trees, and some gardens have hundreds of varieties.
Portuguese traders first carried the mango to Africa from the far east. From there it was introduced into South America and from there it found it's way into the Caribbean nations. By the early 19th century the mango had arrived in Mexico and in 1833 a Florida horticulturalist planted the first mango trees south of Miami. They were lost after his death, and mango's were reintroduced to Florida around 1858 just before the American Civil War.
Mango's are eaten fresh, but may be made into jams or jellies, or into desserts such as ice cream or the new hit smoothies. If you click that link you'll find wonderful recipes for smoothies made with mango. Green mango's are used in making chutney and pickles.
Availability And Purchasing Guide.
Mango's are in season from May through September. They vary in size from a few ounces to three to four pounds. Mango's are also available canned, and as nectar. Mango chutney is also available. The flesh of a ripe mango gives slightly when pressed with the finger. As time goes by the skin turns to orange-yellow.
Storage Of Mango's
Wrap your mango's in wax paper and refrigerate. You can refrigerate them raw or cooked for up to one week.
You can prepare the mango by peeling it and cutting the flesh out from around the seed and then freeze the cut up mango flesh for up to a year.
Mango's are rich in vitamins C, D, and A all of which are powerful antioxidants. There are about 66 calories in a cup of mango.
Mango Ice Cream
To each quart of softened vanilla ice cream add two cups of fine pureed mango pulp. Mix it up very well together and then freeze hard together again.
1. Four Pounds Mature Green Mango's.
2. One Large Onion Diced Large.
3. Eight Ounces Green Ginger Root Peeled And Diced.
4. Three Pounds Brown Sugar.
5. Two Ounces Green Chilies With Seeds And Stems Removed.
6. Two Tablespoons Minced Fresh Garlic.
7. Two Pounds Raisins.
8. Two Cups White Vinegar.
Run the first three ingredients through the food processor. Add the remainder of the ingredients and have all the ingredients in a large plastic container with lid that will fit in the refrigerator. Put the container in the refrigerator overnight.
The next day bring to a boil and boil rapidly until thick which should take about forty five minutes. Have pint jars, rings, and lids ready that you have boiled and sterilized when you get the chutney ready. Some people like to leave the chutney chunkier. That's up to you. But your jars, rings, and lids must be hot. Fill the jars with the chutney and put the lids and rings on. You should hear the jar pop when it seals. If it does not seal you'll have to put those jars or jar in the refrigerator and use with in a month.
If you make homemade curry dishes you'll find that the mango chutney will taste wonderful with your curry dishes. Cooks in India often make homemade mango chutney and enjoy it with many of their traditional homemade curry dishes.
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How About Some Delicious Mango Lemonade
How To Make The Best Mango Lemonade In The World
I've seen everyone's recipe for mango lemonade and they all left something to be desired. So I thought why not come up with my own delicious recipe for my own Mango lemonade. So here it is.
Ingredients Needed For Mango Lemonade
1. Two Cups Mango Pulp made by pureeing chopped up mango's in food processor.
2. One Cup White Granulated Sugar.
3. Two Cups Water To Make Your Sugar Syrup.
4. Juice From Two Lemons.
5. 2 Pitchers Of Very Cold Water.
First of all put your sugar in the two cups of water and heat to boiling. Boil until you get a thin string when you drop some of the syrup off a spoon into a glass of cold water.
Now you need to let the sugar syrup cool until cool. Now in a blender mix together the mango pulp, the lemon juice, and the sugar syrup. You'll need to mix this with the picture of cold water to make two drink Pitchers of mango lemonade. Put into the refrigerator to get very cool. I usually mix mine in a large plastic container I have with a lid and I pour two pitchers of cold water in with the mango juice concentrate I've made and I'll end up with about two and a half pitchers of mango lemonade. And I guarantee you no one has ever made mango lemonade as good as this. If you want to you can make this up in the blender as you make each glass full by putting a red solo cup of the mango lemonade and a red solo cup of crushed ice into the blender and blend it very well. You'll end up with two red solo cups of mango lemonade that will be the best thing you'll ever taste.
The Best Mango Lemonade In The World.
When I want really strong tasty mango lemonade I often add one red solo cup of the mango lemonade, one red solo cup of the crushed ice, and one half of a red solo cup of cut up mango and I blend it very well in the blender. People will fight you for it. Yes it really is that good.
Once you make that post a comment below and tell me what you think about the best Mango Lemonade you've ever had. If you really want to kick it up another notch or two add a tablespoon of orange juice concentrate to each blender of Mango Lemonade. And you know what. Your really drinking something that is really good for you.
Mango Lime Pie
Mango, Lime Pie Recipe
Here we have for you one of the most delicious recipes for Mango, Lime Pie that you'll ever taste. You won't believe how delicious this pie is until you give it a try.And it's really easy to make.
Ginny's Summertime Mango Salsa
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Fish Taco Recipe For You
If you've never had fish taco's with real homemade mango salsa then you've never had the best fish taco's in the world. Because let me tell you I make the best fish tacos and mango salsa in the world. To me tilipia makes the best fish tacos and I think the fish has to be breaded and deep fried for you to have wonderful fish tacos. And if your going to have great fish tacos then you have to have homemade mango salsa to go on them.
And believe me I make the best homemade mango salsa in the world. I've never tasted a mango salsa that was as good as mine. And I'm going to share that recipe for homemade mango salsa with you.
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You Can Make Delicious Mango And Habanero Butter
Mango And Habanero Butter
You can make a delicious butter out of Mango's and Habanero's. Wear plastic gloves when you prepare your habanero's. Be sure to cut the stems off and cut the habanero's open. Wash the seeds out to get rid of part of the fire.
This butter is delicious on grilled roast corn.
Mango Habanero Butter.
In a small saucepan you will want to combine.
1. One Cup Mango Nectar Or Juice.
2. One Tablespoon Honey.
3. One Cup Mango Peeled And Chopped Fine.
4. Two Habanero's Seeded And Stem Removed And Chopped Fine.
Bring to a boil and cook stirring until the mango is soft which should take about 10 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature and then run it through the food processor until very smooth. Now to the food processor add two cups margarine and one cup fresh chopped cilantro and let the food processor run until it is very well chopped. This butter is delicious on grilled roasted corn or you can try making mango habanero grilled bread instead of garlic bread. Spread the French or Italian split bread with the mango habanero butter and then put the bread butter side down on a very hot and very clean grill. Stand right there over your bread while it cooks. It makes the most delicious bread in the world. It's really great with steaks.
And you just have to try this delicious Mango and Habanero Butter on baked sweet potatoes. The flavor of this butter on sweet potato's is just simply wonderful. You might think it would be hot but it really isn't as long as you make it by the instructions above.
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You Have Not Lived Until You Make Mango Jam
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How To Make Mango Jam
Mango Jam is a easy jam to make. Remember when ever you can anything that you need to boil and sterilize your jars and rings. This means bringing them to a full boil for at least seven minutes and your jam needs to be put in the jars while the jam is hot and the jars, lids, and rings are hot.
This is the only way that your jars of mango jam are going to seal properly. After you put the jam in the hot jars and seal them with the lid and ring you should hear the jars pop as they cool meaning they have sealed. Any jars that do not seal will have to go in the refrigerator.
Here's How To Make Mango Jam
1. !0 Large Ripe Mango's.
2. Four Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice.
3. Fifteen Cups Of White Granulated Sugar.
4. One Large Box Sure Jell.
You want to start by peeling your mango's and cutting them away from the seeds. Run your mango flesh through your food processor.
Add your lemon juice, mango fruit, and the sugar into a large thick pot. Bring to a boil while standing there stirring all the time. After it has boiled for three minutes set it off the heat and stir in the sure jell being sure to get it mixed up very well. Skim off any foam.
Now you can put your mango jam into pint jars. You should end up with about twelve pint jars of delicious mango jam. I promise you that it will be some of the most delicious jam that you've ever tasted in your life.
Remember your jars, lids, and rings must be hot when you put the mango jam into the jars for them to seal properly.
Homemade delicious Mango Jam Recipe
Corn And Mango Relish
Relish is all about eating something fresh from the garden. This relish is delicious with grilled steaks or grilled chicken. It's truly one of the most delicious things I've ever had.
You'll need two ripe mango's to make this relish. The first thing you want to do is peel the mango's and cut them loose from the big seed that's inside them. Cut your mango up into small bite size pieces.
Then you'll want to peel the shucks off eight years of corn and also remove the silks. Be sure to use a kitchen brush and get all the silks off the corn. Now rub that corn down with butter and grill it turning it often to grill it done. It's okay if you get a few almost burnt spots. It will add to the flavor. Let your corn cool and then cut the corn off the cob over a large bowl so you'll catch the juice to.Mix your cut off corn, corn juice, and the mango together in the large bowl. To those ingredients add the below ingredients.
1. One Purple Or Red Sweet Onion Diced Fine.
2. One Green Bell Pepper Diced Fine.
3. One Red Bell Pepper Diced Fine.
4. One Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes.
5. One Tablespoon Mustard Seeds.
6. One Tablespoon Celery Seed.
7. One Half Cup Sugar.
8. One Fourth Cup Apple Cider Vinegar.
9. One Fourth Cup Apple Cider.
You'll need a plastic container with a lid and you'll want to mix all your ingredients in the container and mix well. Put all your ingredients into the container after mixing very well and put the lid on. Try to leave in the refrigerator for a full three days before you use. After those three days you'll want to use it up in a week. It's a delicious relish with grilled steaks or grilled chicken. In fact one of the best you'll ever taste.
Recipe For Some Of The Best Mango Bread In The World
No one makes better Mango Bread than I do. I started making Mango Bread in the early 1980s in Key West and I've been making it ever since. Everyone that has ever tasted my Mango Bread says that it's the best Mango Bread that they have ever tasted. So what are you waiting on. Lets get busy making the best mango bread in the world.
Ingredients For Your Mango Bread
1.Three Fourths Cup Of Real Butter.
2. One Cup White Granulated Sugar.
3. Four Large Eggs.
4. One Cup Of Mango Pulp.
5. Two Cups Self Rising Flour.
6. One Half Cup Of Sour Cream.
7. One Half Cup Fine Chopped Dried Mango.
You should be able to find the dried mango in most large supermarkets. If not and you have a food dehydrator make your own by drying mango you have dipped in lemon juice in your food dehydrator until the mango is very dry and then dice up a half a cup for your mango bread recipe.
Spray a loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray to prepare it for your mango bread to cook.
Beat your butter and sugar in a bowl with you electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat your eggs in one at a time. Stir in the remainder of your ingredients and be sure that they get mixed in very well. Pour your mixture into the greased loaf pan and shake it down.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until brown and a knife inserted in the center of the loaf pan comes out clean. The dried mango is what makes this delicious homemade mango bread so good. I just checked and here in North Carolina Ingle's and Wal-Mart both have dried mango.
When you watch this bread carefully and get it out of the oven when just brown and done you won't find a better mango bread anywhere. I have had many people tell me that it's the best mango bread in the world. I bake several thousand loaves of the mango bread every year. And I have people call me on the phone and beg me to mail it to them.
I personally don't think anyone makes better mango bread than I do and if you follow the recipe carefully you can make the same delicious homemade mango bread.