Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I would like to see these mango recipes!

Where are these mangoes?

Now, in last week's episode of Orphan Black, Helena, who was abducted by soldiers, was subjected to a lie-detector test, until she gets distracted on the "mangoes" part. Even the scorpion Helena called it Pupok got sucked into the "mango" part. "Where are these mangoes? I would like to see these mangoes."

Mangoes are one of the world's most popular fruits and they were first grown in India over five millenniums ago. The mango seeds have been traveled through parts of the world and legend has it that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree. Anyway, we're not turning this into a science lesson but not all mangoes are created equal. There are numerous selection of mangoes to choose from and for the fun of it, mangoes can spawn numerous recipes of your choosing.

Just before Helena and the scorpion named Pupok start asking where are the mangoes and want one, here are some delicious mango recipes suitable enough for your next Orphan Black viewing party at home with your mates. There are so many mango-related recipes to choose from but I decided to pick some of the best ones.

1) Mango Salsa

1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 cup peeled, diced cucumber
1 tbsp finely chopped jalapeno
1/3 cup diced red onion
1 tbsp lime juice
1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves

This recipe takes five minutes to prepare and it serves up to 4 to 6 servings. 

First, combine the mango, cucumber, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice, and cilantro leaves, then mix them well. 

After that, season it with some salt and pepper.

Source: Food Network

2) Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad

2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 cup chili garlic sauce
4 cups shredded, cooked chicken
2 medium mangoes - peeled, seeded, and diced
2 avocados - peeled, seeded, and diced
1 (10 ounce) package of spring lettuce mix

This recipe takes about thirty minutes and it serves up to 10 people. 

To begin, stir together the brown sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Let it boil, then pour into a medium bowl. Stir in the garlic chili sauce and lime juice to create a dressing. 

Then, toss together the chicken, mangoes, and avocados in a large bowl. After this, arrange the spring salad mix on serving plates, then top it with a few chicken mixture. Pour the dressing at the top of the salad.

Source: Allrecipes

3) Mango pudding

4 1/2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
4-6 ripe mangoes peeled and diced
1 14-ounce can of nonfat sweetened condensed milk
4 tbsp lime juice

This recipe takes 2 hours and 40 minutes and it serves up to 8 people

First, sprinkle the gelatin over water in a small bowl, then let it stand until softened by about a minute. Microwave it on High, uncovered, by about 10 to 20 seconds until the gelatin completely dissolved but the liquid is not boiling.

Place the mango in the food blender, if you have one, and process it until it becomes smooth. Push through a very fine sieve into a large measuring cup until you have 2 cups puree. Whisk the puree, sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in the softened gelatine mixture until well combined.

Lightly coat eight 6-to-10 ounce ramekins with cooking spray. Divide the pudding among the ramekins and refrigerate by about two hours..

To serve, run a knife around the inside of each ramekin to loosen the pudding. Then, dip the bottom of the ramekin in hot water for around 30 to 40 seconds, then invert onto a serving plate.

Source: EatingWell

4) Chicken Mango Lettuce Wraps

1 pound ground chicken
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp corn starch
1 tsp cooking oil
2 green onions chopped
4 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms sliced
2 tsp seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 large mango diced
1 head of butter lettuce, rinsed, leaves separated

This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook, and it serves from four to eight people.

First, place the ground chicken, soy sauce, and the corn starch in a large bowl, then mix to combine.

Then, heat a wok or a large saute pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the oil, green onions, and sliced shiitake mushrooms. Let cook for a minute.

Increase the heat to high, and add the ground chicken, soy sauce, and the corn starch mixture. Use a wooden spoon to break up the ground chicken and spread around the pan. Stir fry for around 5 to 7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Add the seasoned rice vinegar, sesame oil, and diced mangoes. Remove from heat, and adjust the seasonings to taste.

Scoop spoonfuls into the lettuce-formed cups to serve.

These are the best mango recipes I can look up for now but just imagine if Alison cooked those for us all. That would be so delicious but for those mango recipes, you can't go wrong with them even if you're watching another Orphan Black episode with your mates!

Enjoy these delicious mango recipes before Helena and Pupok come finding for these!

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