Mango Recipes

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Noris Ledesma, Curator of Tropical Fruit
Mango Soup

Mango Soup

(6 servings)

Puree mango in a blender and add the ginger, lemongrass and chicken stock. Stir in the yogurt. Chill, and garnish with cifantro before serving. Decorate the dish with large shrimp.

A Taste of Old Cuba: Bizcochuelo Style

The mango: no other fruit has the historic association, or is so inextricably connected with the folklore of the great people of Cuba. Since the early 1700s when the mango arrived in Cuba from Jamaica, it has been one of the nation's favorite fruits. With so many tropical fruits and abundant sugar in Cuba, you can only imagine the wonder of the 'Bizcochuelo' mango of Santiago de Cuba, a succulent fruit that you can squeeze and enjoy fresh or as a milk-shake. There are several other races of Cuban mangos. The 'Filipino' was traditional in Cuba and later was popular in Mexico, and eventualy Florida. It is a delicious mango loved to this day throughout the region. The 'Mango Chino' of the Quinta Aviles at Cienfuegos, 'Manga Mamey' well known in Havana, or the 'Manga Amarilla' and 'Manga Blanca' (the yellow and white mango, respectively) are just a few of the wondrous mangos found on the island.

Not only is Cuba blessed with the mango, nature's candy, but its culinary dishes are filled with wonderful flavors.

Bizcochuelo Mango Recipe

Courtesy of Cocina Cubana /Mama China

(Serves 6)

Mango: Peel and slice ther big pieces.

Place tne mango slices in a heavy oven medium heat and add 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Heat the milk and add the cinnamon stick and the salt. Whip the yolks with sugar and the flour. Stir the milk into yolk mixture slowly so that it does not cook the egg. Sift the whole mixture into a pan and heat again, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes creamy. Chill. To serve, use a dessert cup and alternate layers of cream, mangos and marmalade. Top with whipped Cream.

Mango Salsa (By Leila Barns)

Mango Salsa

Combine all ingredients and serve with corn chips

Mango Products

Green Mango Marmalade (By Richard J. Campbell)

This sweet mango preserve is just right as an accompaniment to your favorite bread. Mango cultivar selection is key, requiring firm and green mangos. The best cultivars are ‘Nam doc Mai’, from Thailand and ‘Carabao’ from the Philippines.


Wash and peel the mangos. Then cut the mango in squares and cook until soft. Add sugar to the mango and leave it on the maximum temperature while stirring constantly. Add the Sure-Jell or pectin source and mix it entirely. If you prefer, you can add grown ginger.

Mango Pickles

Spicy mango pickles are an ancient tradition in Indian cuisine, providing a flavorful accent to flat breads and savory dishes. Mango pickles can be made from either whole mangos or mango pieces. In addition, removing some of the tiny fruits is a healthy technique for the mango trees, we recommend that you remove up to 25% of these fruits. These are can be used to prepare Pickles.


Wash the mangos to eliminate unnecessary substances. Cut them in vertically in half and take out the seed. In a pan, boil the mangos in water for 3 minutes. After, take out the water and add the vinegar, salt, and sugar. Leave it boiling for 10 minutes more and add the rest of the ingredients.

Mango Smoothie

Mango Chutney (By Leila Barns)

Mango Chutney


Mango: hard, ripe, peeled, seeded and sliced. Place all ingredients in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for about 12 hours. Again bring to a boil, lower heat, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

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