Hot mango

Take some unassuming mango pieces
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Toss ’em in a pan with some butter, and sprinkle on a few tablespoons of brown sugar.
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Let it bubble away, and coat the mango nicely with the caramel mixture. It’s probably done when it looks like there’s not much of the mixture left.
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Enjoy with ice cream!
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That Gareth is very clever at getting me to eat more fruit…

2 thoughts on “Hot mango

  1. Butter and sugar. AMEN.

    Okay, I haven’t actually tested out this recipe but your mangoes made me think of it. I’ve made it separately but it sounds like it could work together as a tropical sundae!

    3/4 cup mixed raw nuts, chopped (my favorite combo is almonds, pecans, and walnuts)
    3 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp sugar

    Bananas, split in the middle and cut lengthwise
    Pineapples, canned in whole rings are my favorite
    Mangoes could work too but you’ll probably want to just take the skin off, cut the top and bottom off the seed but leave it whole.

    Vanilla ice cream, I highly highly highly recommend Bulla if you can get it.

    On a low heat, in a heavy bottom pan, combine nuts, sugar and butter. Stir, stir, stir, Mixture will clump up like sand initially, then the sugar will start to melt, and eventually, your nuts will be brown and toasted and coated in thick bubbly syrupy goodness. The key to this is patience and a lot of stirring. DO NOT SCORCH YOUR SUGAR. It is a cardinal sin to waste butter and sugar. 😛

    On a baking sheet, pour out the mixture and let it cool.

    If you have a gas grill, this would be perfect, but if not, just use the same pan.

    Grill the fruits to caramelized awesomeness. The trick to this again is patience and not messing with it. The sugars in the fruit on a heated grill will help draw out the sweetness, caramelize it, and warm it through. Ideally, you only want to flip it once, so it won’t be mushy and you get a nice sear.

    When all your fruits are ready, chop into pretty little chunks. Break up cooled nut brittle, and serve immediately with ice cream.

    Optional: Top with toasted coconut flakes, hot fudge, or stawberry coulis!

    And now I want a freaking hot fudge sundae with caramelized fruits. FML.


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