Something Different: Serving Mangos In A Whole New Way

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.

mangopainting[ gorgeous oil painting of mangos by greg little ]

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Mango brûlée with lime
Recipe Type: Breakfast or dessert
Author: Martha Stewart
A quick and clever way to serve a mango cheek
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 mangoes, halved and pitted
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
Instructions
  1. 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.
Notes
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.