I had 3 beautiful ripe mangos staring up at me from my fruit bowl and I didn't really know what I wanted to do with them. Pinterest came to the rescue: mango brûlée with lime.I love mangos. They're sweet, tropical and juicy. What I don't like about them is the stickiness of the juice and the filaments I inevitably get stuck in my teeth. Oh well, it's a small price to pay for eating them. This recipe is from Martha Stewart, although I really don't consider it a recipe. It's just a super easy way to prepare a mango that's slightly different than the norm. Try it for breakfast or serve it for dessert. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
[ gorgeous oil painting of mangos by greg little ]
Mango brûlée with lime
Breakfast or dessert
A quick and clever way to serve a mango cheek
- 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
- 2 mangoes, halved and pitted
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Heat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from heat source. Scatter 1 tablespoon sugar evenly over cut side of each mango half. Immediately broil on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet until mangoes are softened and sugar is hardened and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve warm with lime wedges.
Turbinado sugar (a.k.a. raw sugar) creates a crunchy crust and has a deep flavor, but regular granulated sugar can be substituted in a pinch. To get two even halves from one mango, slice the fruit lengthwise along each side of the pit.