Simple Mango Panna Cotta


Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose cream
1 cup full cream milk
2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar

Mango Jelly:
1 large sweet ripe mango, peel and cut into cubes
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
2 cups water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine all purpose cream, milk, sugar and gelatin. Mix for 5 minutes or until gelatin dissolves.
2. In a pan, simmer cream mixture over low heat for 15 minutes. Strain to discard any particles.
3. Pour the cream mixture 2/3 of serving cup. Refrigerate until firm.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, dissolved gelatin in 1-1/2 cup water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
2. In a blender, combine mango, water and sugar. Blend until smooth. Strain to discard any fibers.
3. In a pan, combine mango mixture and dissolved gelatin then simmer over low heat for 5 minutes or until slightly thicken.
4. Pour mango-gelatin mixture over cream mixture. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm. Serve.

Fish Fillet in Spicy Mango Sauce


Ingredients:
500 grams cream dory fillet, cut into serving pieces
cooking or vegetable oil for frying
ripe mango and green bell pepper strips for garnishing

Coating:
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Spicy Mango Sauce:
1 fresh ripe mango, cut into strips
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, egg, ginger powder, water, salt and fish fillet then stir to coat evenly.
2. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and deep fry fish pieces for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 3
1. For the sauce, In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine rum and mangoes then stir cook until the sauce reduced.
2. Add honey, sugar and water then mash the mangoes until puree. Add chili flakes then adjust sweetness according to taste.
3. Add dissolved cornstarch then keep stirring until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

Part 4.
1. In a serving plate, place fried fish fillet then add mango and bell pepper strips.
2. Pour the sauce on top, serve and enjoy.

Chocolate Chip and Mango Muffin

The most common recipes I encounter for muffins calls for blueberries. However, blueberries can be pretty expensive since they are not usually grown locally. This muffin is using ripe mangoes which are commonly available in the market all year round. The mango gives this muffin a summery tropical feel that you got to try.

Ingredients:
For the muffin:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder dissolved in 1/2 cup milk (or water)
1 cup mango, seeded and diced
1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the coconut streusel:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon white sugar
3 tablespoons desiccated coconut
1 pinch salt

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and salt until smooth. Add one egg and beat until completely blended. Add the second egg and beat again.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Stir into the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk in 3 parts. Toss the chocolate chips in flour (to avoid sinking at the bottom of muffin) then fold into the batter together with the mango.Fill the prepared muffin cups.
3. To prepare the coconut streusel, combine flour, the cinnamon, sugar, the coconut, and 1 pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix in butter until completely incorporated into the flour. Sprinkle on top of the filled muffin cups.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes our clean.

Mango Fool

Ingredients:
1 cup whip cream
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Honey
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced (chopped some into small pieces)
1 cup crushed graham cookies

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixer, combine cream, vanilla extract and honey then whip until stiff peaks.
2. Add chopped mango and mix until just blended.

Part 2
1. In a serving glass, add a layer of crushed graham then a layer of mango-cream mixture.
2. Add another layer of crushed graham then another layer of mango-cream mixture.
3. Add another layer of crushed graham then top with diced mango.
4. Repeat the procedure for the remaining glasses.
5. Refrigerate for 45 minutes before serving.

Meringue with Mango

Filipino Style Recipe: This crisp and sweet meringue is perfect with the freshness and tangy flavor of the mango. It is a perfect balance of different flavors and textures. This will be surely enjoyed by adults and kids alike.

Ingredients:
4 egg whites from 4 large egg
pinch of salt
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Topping:
1 piece ripe mango, diced in small chunks

Procedures:
1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper then sprinkle with flour. Set aside.
2.In a bowl of an electric mixer fitter with whisk attachment, beat egg white and salt until still peaks form.Add cornstarch and vinegar and mix until just combine.
3. Scoop around 3 tablespoon of the meringue mixture into the baking sheets and form into small nest. Do the same to make other nests.
4. Place in the oven and lower the temperature to 210 F. Bake for 30 -35 minutes or until the meringue is crisp on the outside.Turn off the oven and open the oven door but leave the meringue to cool inside.
5. Remove from oven. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Top only with the mango when ready to consume to keep the crispiness of the meringue.

Mango Panna Cotta

Filipino Style Recipe: My version of Mango Panna Cotta is very simple to prepare yet looks very elegant. This dessert will definitely impress your guests. It is very light and refreshing to the taste buds. Dont be intimidated by the name and try it! You may replace the whipped cream layer with coconut milk and agar agar.

Ingredients:
1 cup crushed grahams
4 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup whipped cream
1 pack instant pudding mix, mago flavor
1 piece ripe mango, cheeks removed and chopped

Procedures:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed grahams sugar and melted butter. Press onto the bottom of the serving glass around 2 tablespoon each.
2. Add the whipped cream on the next layer until half of the glass. You can use a plastic bag and cut on the edge to pipe the cream easily into the glass.
3. Prepare the pudding mix according package instruction. Pour on top of the whiped cream until almots full. Chill until the pudding is set. Top with the ripe mango.

Mango Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Muffins is my Filipino version of popular Blueberry Muffin. The muffins are moist and full of flavor. You can definitely enjoy summer in every bite.

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup ripe mango, diced

For Toppings:
4 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the milk and buttermilk. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until just combined.
3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
4. Fold the mango into the batter.

Part 2
1. To make the streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter until you form coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of each muffin.

Part 3
1. Line the muffin pan with muffin cups. Fill each muffin cup with the batter.
2. Bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Mango Papaya Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Papaya Smoothie is another healthy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of mango, papaya, sugar and crushed ice. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes
Good for 2 glasses

Ingredients:
1 ripe mango
1 1/2 cup ripe papaya
4 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups crushed ice

Procedures:
1. Put the ripe mango and papaya in the blender and pulse 4 times.
2. Add the sugar and crushed ice and water.Mix in the blender until all ingredients are smooth.
3. Pour on glass, serve and enjoy!

Mango Salsa

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Salsa is a delicious and colorful salsa made with mangoes, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice and spring onion. This is usually serve as side dish for with fried or grilled food.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-7 minutes

Ingredients:
2 mangoes, peeled and diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons spring onion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a large bowl, combine mango, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and spring onion then toss together.
2. Sprinkle with remaining spring onion then serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Mango Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: mango salad is another type of salad made of unripe green mangoes, tomatoes, onion and cilantro then dressed with fish sauce and lime juice. Mango salad is a simple and easy to prepare that is commonly serve as appetizer or side dish specially during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces unripe green mangoes, peeled and cut into strips
2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
2 red onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoon toasted peanut, chopped(optional)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped(optional)
a dash of dried chili flakes(optional)
1 teaspoon cumin ground(optional)

Salad Dressing:
2 tablespoons fresh lime or calamansi juice
3 tablespoons fermented fish sauce
2 tablespoons honey(dissolved in 2 tablespoons water)

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine salad dressing until well blended. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients then pour salad dressing. Toss to combine then serve.