Grilled Mangoes

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 6, 2015
Because I had one ‘apple’ mango left. Not my favourite but nice to try. These mangoes remind me of the light apple flavour with a hint of pineapple. It was still firm – a requirement I think for mmaintaining integrity and not turning to mush during cooking. It starts off simply – salt and pepper […]

Mango & Passion Fruit Eton Mess

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 27, 2015
Layers. Last of the season’s mangoes. Fruit. Cream. Whipped gently with sugar. Meringues. Fruit puree. Lime. Done. Got that?[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Mango & Passion Fruit Eton Mess – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]

How to Process Mangoes

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 21, 2015
You learn everyday. This technique uses a cup/ glass to separate mango cheek from flesh. You begin by slicing off the mango cheeks. I aim for as close to the stone/seed as possible so I leave very little behind. Once you’ve sliced off as many mango cheeks as you want, get a cup or glass […]

How to Peel a Mango

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 13, 2015
The best way?  Depends.  On what? How ripe the mango is. Unripe and just-ripe mangoes are easy to strip of the skin with a vegetable peeler. This minimises the amount of flesh/ pulp discarded with green skin. Ripe ones are a whole other story. They give when you peel. I find some varieties yield to the […]

Mango Puree For The Win

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 13, 2015
This is something you want, need, must have in your freezer this season when mangoes are on every street corner and fruit stand. Mango puree for the win, because this is quick and easy and can be used in a myriad of ways – drinks, desserts, sauces and on and on. And all in 4 […]

Mangoes: Facts & Figures

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 10, 2015
It’s the season again people, the season of and for Mangoes. The History of Mangoes The mango has been the most popular tropical fruit since 2000 BC or earlier. Of the genus Mangifera and flowering plant family, Anacardiaceae this flesh stone fruit is native to the Indian subcontinent from where it spread round the world. There are over 400 varieties of […]