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Mad for mangoes

26 MAY 2011 It's a fruity week this week as the mango gets its turn in the spotlight.

A veritable gem of a fruit, the varieties are worth seeking out.

You’ll easily find the standard green and red-tinged mangoes in your supermarket – a treat in themselves and a perfect pairing with passion fruit and crème fraiche on a summery pavlova.



But go a little further afield – even a little local shop – and you might be in luck, tracking down the utterly messy, fragrant and moreish variety, the Alphonso.

It has a short season and may cost you a bit more than the normal variety but its flavour is a world apart. Be prepared – kitchen roll is a must – and peel back the skin and sink your teeth in – the flesh gets sharper the closer you get to the stone, providing a sublime sweet through to just-sour flavour profile.

Anyway – enough salivating, here are some gorgeous mango recipes to get your fruit juices flowing…

Click here for the recipe for prawn and mango curry

Click here for the recipe for tuna steaks with mango salsa

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