Oh the blushing, ripe and supple Mango, with its soft orange flesh just dripping of sweet nectar. It is hard to contain myself… Mangoes are delicious, succulent and down right sexy. I do not think I have ever met a Mango I did not like.
Nope. I can honestly say I have been fond of every Mango that I have met. Mango and I have met over Margaritas, shared a salad together, played with sticky rice and chilled out with ice cream. And everytime Mango… well Mango has been my friend.
I wanted to make something that was worthy of my dear friend, Mango. Something homey but with a little flair. Something that didn’t need an excuse to mingle with other foods later… something playful, colorful and with a little zazz.
- 3 cups Ripe Mango, pitted and diced
- 3/4 cup White Sugar
- 1 Lime, zested and juiced
- scant 1/8 teaspoon Red Chili Flake
- 1/8 cup Water
***Zest the limes before juicing
***You may wish to hold back half of the Red Chili Flake, adjusting to your taste. Please note that the Red Chili flavor will intensify as the mixture cooks down.
Combine all of the above ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over Medium-High heat for about 30-40 minutes stirring constantly. The mixture will begin to break down and look something like thick applesauce, that will be when it is done. As it cools it will thicken up just a little more.
This is an amazingly, delicious condiment. Here’s a few serving suggestions for you to try:
-Serve it with Pork Chops, instead of applesauce.
-Stir-fry Shrimp, Onions, Peppers, Pea Pods and add it in as the finishing touch.
-Toast an English muffin, top it with the Preserves, Ham and Egg.
-Put it on Ice Cream!
-Put it in your yogurt with some pistachios
-Eat it straight out of the pan because it’s that good!