I ran across this cookbook--Barefoot Contessa Parties! by Ina Garten at the library and am enthralled by it. The photography is amazing and the recipes elegant and yet, not overwhelming. I am drawn to cookbooks that have pictures of every recipe...and this one has beautiful photos. Love that!
As soon as Mangos start coming in fresh, I'm going to try this recipe:
(makes about 2 cups)
2T good olive oil
1.5 cups diced yellow onion
2t peled minced fresh ginger
1.5t minced garlic
2 ripe mangos, peeled, seeded and small diced
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2t light brown sugar
1t kosher salt
1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
1-2t minced jalapeno pepper (if desired)
2t minced fresh mint leaves
Saute' olive oil, onions, and gingerin a large pan over medium-low heat for ten minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
Add mangos and reduce heat to low and cook for ten more minutes.
Add orange juice, brown sugar, hot peppers, salt and pepper, and cook for ten more minutes or until the orange juice is reduced, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add mint. Serve warm, at room tempeture or chilled.
Serve with grilled shrimp or chicken.
I'll leave out the jalapeno and likely serve it with chicken tacos.