Thursday, May 28, 2009

A little mango makes everything…just…Happier!

I am Hooked on Mango’s lately…and try them in everything!

Including Guacamole!

Yep….marry the smooth creamy green with the ripe orangey-gold…

Nectar of the Gods I tell ya!

there he is on the bottom left. He’s shy…even blushing

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Whats for dinner?

Why…I’m glad you asked.

Grilled Snapper with a wonderful smoked paprika and cumin rub…with corn salsa, fresh tomatillo sauce and Mango guacamole…all piled high on a corn tostada with a key lime remoulade sauce.

Easy Peasy puddin’ and pie!

Start by adding some diced mango to your favorite Guacamole recipe.

MY fave guac recipe has chopped scallions, cilantro jalapenos, sea salt…

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Add the mango. The sweet with the bite of pepper is sublime.

Truly.

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Corn salsa with fresh corn…find the recipe here.

I add some yogurt…just a dab…for creaminess.

This is great all by itself...actually everything here is great

all by itself!

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Tomatillos…those husky little green tomato looking creatures.

Husk ‘em, roast ‘em in the oven with some hot peppers Jalapeno, cubano

...whatever fits on your dance card

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When they are soft and roasted…pop ‘em in the blender with a nice handful of cilantro

trust.

It is green…healthy…good for yaand will add a touch of spice to your friday.

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Now...Mix up some Key Lime sauce, Baby!

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 1/4 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Stack everything on a friendly corn tostada….

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Yum….really.

Would I lead you astray?

I think not.

73 comments:

DesignTies said...

I never would have thought to add mango to guacamole. I'm going to try that :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Struggler said...

You made this look really easy!
Am I the only one to get in a total mess with tackling Mr Mango? Or is that part of the fun?!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Love mango. So far I blended it with ice for a tasty drink. Not very creative, hmmm, but that might change now..., only that my husband doesn't like mango at all, hard to believe..., so got to keep the mango away from him.

desiree said...

I love Mango, but have never purchased because sadly I don't know how to tell if the Mango is ripe/perfect for purchasing...any tips???

Maria said...

love love love mango and your post...wanted to eat the screen!!

Kathi said...

Yum! Beatiful photos too!

Things That Inspire said...

Wow - this looks like all of the flavors that I love - avocado, lime, tomatillos, the list goes on and on! I must admit, though, that I have never tried mango in guacamole...I do have some avocados and some mango in the fruit bowl...might just have to whip something together for lunch!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Oh Linda - I am already craving those flavors and it's only 7 am!! Yummmyyyy :)

Renee Finberg said...

whoa !
yummo linda !

try the mango with fish...
it is divine ( grouper)

xx

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

TRY IT! I'm telling you it is a marvellous marriage!

Struggler...I find the easiest way to cut Mr. Mango is to cut it straight down on each side of the big seed. Then dice (lke the pic I showed) then turn that diced piece inside out and cut it from the skin with a paring knife.

Desiree...I use my nose to tell if it is ripe. It should smell slightly fruity at the stem end...and not to firm...a little giving to touch.

Oh Lisa...I was worried about these pics so NOT being 7:00 am pictures! Or appealing at any time! Thanks!!

Robin said...

Okay...I'm embarassed...I've never eaten a mango! These photos make me want to go buy some and try everything.
Thx for the recipes and photos!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Ashley and Eric said...

I haven't had a mango in quite a long time but your description really made me want to run to the farmer's market/ grocery store and buy an arm load!

susan said...

I am running to get my index cards!! This all looks delicious and I love anything with avocado!--not always a mango fan, but willing to try and I know my family will like it.

mary said...

All looks so wonderful ...years ago I made mango salsa for mom's 80th birthday party and her friends asked if it was corn relish .....little generation gap.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ummm.... looks SO good! Mango in guacamole? We may need to try this, sounds great for summer!

Of course that means I have to wrestle with a mango. Not pretty.

Your blog is stunning! I love to visit. Thanks!

Cass

Chandy said...

Sounds lovely! A great dish to try on those "too hot to cook" days. Thanks for sharing this with us. I love mangoes, too!

sealaura said...

could not agree with you more! mangoes are a staple in my casita. Your pictures are so scrumptious, I kept trying to go through the screen for bites, but no go! were you ever a food stylist? i love this spread!

anita said...

good day to mango mama :)

ChrisC said...

What time is dinner?Should I bring anything?

annechovie said...

Happy Friday, Linda! You have won my bamboo sheet give-away! If you can just send me the address you want the sheets mailed to, I will make sure they get sent. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

everything looks so yummmy... I never would have thought to add mangos... I am going to have to pick up a few and add them to a few things!Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

LauraBeth said...

The corn salsa looks divine! Will have to try out the mango guac - I bet it'd be great over grilled fish!

Thanks for sharing, and happy FF!

newlyweds said...

Ok your killing me here, that is my kind of meal!!! Super yum. Can I come over for dinner?

Terry said...

Hating mango today. Really hating it. Daughter #2 returned last night from a Puerto Rico vacation, teary eyed, her face puffy, covered in nasty, painful red bumps. She's allergic to mango skins. I'm hating mango today, really.

MissBliss said...

Linda, you truly rock.

this post includes many things that make my world and life so good!!!

Lime, mango, avocado... my kind of thing!

When I first lived in Miami, after living in PA, OH, and DC, my roommate had the following growing in her yard:

mangoes, oranges, avocados, and probably one other that I can't remember.

I'd never seen anything like it and every time I've moved away from south florida, I have returned... ;)

Enjoy the weekend and thanks for your joyful blog.

MissBliss said...

actually a week or so ago when we dropped a friend off at the Miami airport, we saw tons of sky high trees absolutely loaded up with these gorgeous purple jewels of fruit...mangoes getting ready to change color... it makes one go poetic... ;)

Mary said...

All your photos are so perfect that I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to.

Cyndee Greene said...

Hey does your Mom want a roommate in the casita?? :) Or is there a house for rent in the neighborhood? You may find a blonde woman on your corner w/ a sign in her hand..."Will give massage for GREAT food" :)...oh & maybe a margarita......
I have definitely saved this recipe idea in my recipe file!!!

Amy said...

Mangos! When Max was little he wouldn't eat very much except, yup you got it...mangos! Mangos and avacados. I love to make mango chutney for the winter.

Dinner look nummy.

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

I have two ripe mangos in the refrigerator and instead of putting them in a fruit salad... you have given me new ideas for their use. Thanks! Ymmm!

Deborah said...

Just great. I am now abandoning work and running to the grocery store and making this for breakfast. Beautiful photos! Happy Friday!!! **blows kisses** Deborah

My Castle in Spain said...

Linda,
i believe you...it sounds like a wonderful marriage!
thank you for this summery refreshing inspiration!
:-)

Struggler said...

Thanks for the mango-tackling tips, Linda. I will have another try!

Daly Essentials said...

ohhh I am so excited to try the guac and corn salsa!!! looks delicious!!

Stephanie Clayton said...

i love mango...it's rather expensive here (surprisingly, yes, in the caribbean, but a lucky few have mango trees in their yard).
your recipes look delightful! i must try the guacamole!

Marge said...

Oh my gosh that looks amazing! Fresh mango may be a little tough to find in Missouri but for that I will work on it!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Amazing! I'll be right over for dinner. The best part is that it's healthy. I will have to try this soon! Head on over to my blog and browse a while, if you like what you see, click the "follow" button on the right so we can inspire one another often!

vicki archer said...

This is incredible Linda - you are amazing and I want to have that for dinner tonight, love, love mangoes and the rest...Happy weekend, xv.

Melissa said...

Yum, Yum, YUM! My husband loves mangoes and I love quacamole! Sounds like the perfect thing for us. I'm planning on making fajitas at some point this weekend, and all of this sounds like the perfect thing to go along with them. Thanks for the recipes!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh my heavens - I know where I'm coming for supper. Have an extra seat at the table? :)

Coastal Nest. said...

GET TOTALLY OUT!

add 5 extra chairs to the table, we're on our way..smooth talker, and a little bit of a tease today, arent we?
Ill bring the 'ritas...
have a great weekend, sista..
xxoo

Kathleen said...

Looks delicious, and great pics too!

christy said...

Yum, yum, yum! I am craving a tostada, guac & some mango! Have 2 of the 3 at the ready. That looks so yummy.

Joyce said...

Love the color and I have to have lots of color for me to eat foods so this looks wonderful. Oh and the exception is chocolate..the color is dull but I force myself to eat it every day:)

Aggie said...

Oh that looks fantastic!!!!

ButterYum said...

My daughter would love this (mango). Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

OHGosh! I am still laughing at your comment on my blog! I LOVE your plant names!!! Once I did poison a tiny little seedling tree that hubby planted where I did not want a tree...he kept saying for weeks, why is that tree dying? So I do have a dark side...

Pinky said...

As a LOVER of mago I have GOT to try this!! Sounds SOOOO good!!!! Pinky

Ms. Tee said...

the ocean view is from a beach on Jekyll Island. So, kind of close to FL~ :)

Terry said...

Update on Daughter #2's Mango allergy. She got an actual same day appointment with the dermatologist (you have to be a little lucky to ge one in the same decade). Got a cortisone shot in the behind. She'll start getting better pretty soon. His advice: get somebody else to peel them.

Turns out that all her vacation girl buds were eating mangos on the bus, using their teeth to peel them. Didn't turn out so hot for my girl.

I'll see tomorrow. A gaggle of daughters and buds are coming over for the "So you think you can dance" they missed this week. I going to check out her rash and leave the country before they start playback.

I carry big grudges for things that hurt my children. I know you do too. Mangos have some big time sucking up to do at my place.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Good Morning Linda,
I nominated you for an award on my blog today. I have really enjoyed seeing what lovely images you are going to post from day to day. If you don't pass it on that's ok. I just wanted you to know you were wonderful.

Hope you have a great weekend.
Becky

Laura Trevey said...

Yummmmm.... :)

Everything looks so fresh and healthy...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am not a mango person but my mouth is watering!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Yummilicious, Linda!!

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Linda, so happy you enjoyed my post on Floral Design Tips! I, too, love flowers.

Linda Lou said...

I am a big guacamole fan here in San DIego-I will have to try adding the mango...another great treat is a MANGO MARGARITA OR MANGO DAQUIRI to sip along with your chips and guacamole!

KAC said...

mmmm I love mangos too and mango guacamole is the BEST!!

Kristin Lea said...

I have been addicted to mango's here lately too and that looks real yummy!!!

somepinkflowers said...

a stray?

I think not
as you know about putting
the lime in the coconut
and all...

:-)



{{ if only you delivered }}

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I wasn't a big mango fan - until we moved to Brazil - they are absolutely divine down there! I'm happy to say I'm converted!

Gorgeous (and yummy) pics!

for the love of a house said...

OMG... your photos, this food--- your KILLIN' me. Now, you 'know' I can't find good Mexican food here. I think you're doing this to be mean to ME! Did my sister tell you to do this?!!! (she sent me a menu and a hot sauce container from my favorite Tex-Mex in Dallas just to torture me! I literally cried!!)
Seriously... gorgeous post; love the idea of mango in the guac! Guess I'm gonna have to learn how to make Mexican food. Thanks for all the recipes!
joan

Karena said...

Yummy beyond. Also the imagery is fantastic! Mango's are sooo good!

Puna said...

Oh my goodness! That's look delicious! You have a mortar and pestle too? I've been told that freezing mangoes is delicious also...

raxx a day in the life said...

What vivid beautiful pictures!

christy said...

Linda, Because of you i bought a bunch of manoes this weekend. :)

Joyce said...

Oh no I missed dinner!!! This looks so... good. Hmmm... I planted a Tomatillos and it is growing like a weed. I found a yellow flower on it today. I had no clue what to with them. Now I do. xoxo

Eloise said...

That looks fabulous! I'm off to start clicking links and making out a grocery list. Looks like the perfect dinner for tonight.

You rock! :)

Ashley@AshleysBusy said...

Mmmmm, that looks so good! I grilled mango for the first time last night. Just cut the two cheeks off the side, scored it, added some canola oil and salt and threw it on the grill. Was a fabulous side to grilled salmon.

Blue Muse said...

Yummy yummy in my tummy!
xo Isa

Tamara Jansen said...

I am trying this out, man! This looks FANTASTIC :)

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