Tasty Tuesday – Tropical Mango Chutney

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our thirteenth  participating post!

It’s all about the mangoes in our house again this week.  Right now, we have samples of three varieties: the Hayden – from the Rabbi’s tree, unknown similar to Hayden but larger and yellow with reddish blush from an acquaintance in the neighborhood, and Nam Doc Mai from our own 5 year old tree!

We had a few Nam Doc Mai tidbits after breakfast this morning – DELISH!  The Nam Doc Mai variety hails from Asia and Mom bought a plant about 6 inches tall with 4 leaves 5 years ago at our annual International Mango Festival.  Rachel’s Dad made lots of fun of her, saying she would never get a mango!  Well we have about 15 this year!  Known for their fiber free flesh, they are superior fresh or in desserts.  We used our neighbor’s mangoes for the chutney as the fiber does not matter as much when you blend or cut into small pieces for cooking.

Mom will post the recipe here and the pictures on FB like last week.  Since she did not know if the family that gave her the mangoes had peanut allergies she switched to hazelnuts.  JJ and I, her Kitchen K9s, loved the opportunity to try them once Mom toasted and removed most of the skins.  She also substituted craisins for raisins because she had them on hand.

Chef Allen’s Tropical Mango Chutney

  • 2 lg ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced*
  • 1 medium pineapple, diced*
  • ½ c. golden raisins
  • 3 tbs. sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 large cinnamon stick, cracked in half
  • 1 c. grated coconut
  • ½ c. roasted peanuts*
  • 1 tbs. minced red jalapeno
  • 1 tsp. salt

In a medium saucepan, combine the mango, pineapple, raisins, water, sugar, cumin and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes more until thickened, adding a little water if necessary. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.

*Denotes all items JJ and I performed QC (quality control) on. We only had the teensiest tidbit of pineapple and remember hazelnuts instead of peanuts.

Another great mango day


Mischief Monday – Mango Madness

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Boy did we have another post in mind for you. Yup, sure did, until Mom decided to make Tropical Mango Chutney for the family that gave her a bunch of mangos on Friday night. While the chutney cooked, she prepared mangos for Mango Bread pudding and a batch of her annual Mango Ketchup. (More on these items on Tasty Tuesday!)

Anyway, working with mangos can be a messy business. Mango juice squirts everywhere, peels slip out of human hands, Mom occasionally misses the garbage when she throws the pits away and mangos stain everything. Did I mention we have a predominantly (vocab builder) white kitchen?

Mom selected the mangos to break down for the bread pudding last. She needed four, however, sometimes you need an extra to make up for some over ripe insides, so, she took five. Apparently, five mangos cannot balance in Mom’s arms and one fell and rolled somewhere on the floor. She placed the four on the counter and returned to the fridge area to retrieve number five.

Where did the mango go? Mom could not find it anywhere. Since I remained firm in my Kitchen K-9, guarding blocking the fridge area, she kind of poked underneath and around my soft, clean, handsome smelling fur (this morning was spa day!) with no success.

Case solved.

Another great mango day.

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