Our mango recipes pair the tender, juicy flesh of the mango and its tangy and fragrant flavour with fish and chicken for stunning staters and desserts as well as plenty of wonderful dessert recipes. This south Asian fruit is a truly versatile cooking ingredient and really brings to life so many recipes.
Although delicious in its own right, mango can be used to add tartness to sweet and creamy desserts like our meringue roulade, oozing with a creamy mango and passion fruit filling. It’s sweetness and acidity also balances out the strong flavours of chilli and lime, often used in savoury Asian dishes. Try our delicious charred salmon fillet recipe with a side of chunky mango salsa, if you don’t believe us.
Mango is a match made in heaven with most exotic fruits; think coconut, passion fruit, pomegranate seeds and summer berries. Surprisingly, it works well in grilled chicken salads and also served with firm white fish such as sea bass. So be as creative as you like when it comes to experimenting with different flavour combinations!
This exotic fruit is easy to find at your local grocer and supermarket, and some larger supermarkets even stock special varieties of mango. Look out for the fragrant Alphonso mango, which perfectly compliments the spices used in Indian desserts.
If you’re thinking of using mango in your next culinary venture, beware, it may not be as easy as you think to prepare, as its flesh can be quite slippery to handle, and of course there’s the large stone inside. Avoid making a gooey mess by carefully slicing off the fleshy ‘cheeks’ on either side of the mango with a serrated knife and then scoring the flesh in a criss-cross pattern using a smaller kitchen knife. Once you’ve done that, turn it inside out and separate the mango chunks from the skin, simple!
Delicious Mango recipes
This Gujarat-inspired pavlova recipe by Fiona Cairns uses fresh Alphonso mangoes
A good-quality mango sorbet makes a great base for this super speedy and tangy dessert
I've used mighty mango here instead of sugar to create that wonderfull sweetness we associate with teriyaki sauce, plus it gives us a nice hit of vitamin C, helping us to think properly.
These mango and almond pies are the ultimate dinner party treat as they're both light and delicious
Indian spices, light yogurt dressing and mango slices make a wonderful update to Coronation chicken
Using unripe mangoes in this tangy chutney, makes it the perfect accompaniment to hot curries
Enjoy the taste of summer with this light and healthy salad recipe, made with cod, coconut and mango