Maldivian Mangoes are small but very sweet with a sweet perfume. They are enjoyed raw while they are still green and tart in salads and chutneys ( or assaara as we call them). Or when ripe they are enjoyed by itself or juiced. A friend of my dad kept sending us boxes of mangoes and even hubby would come home with a bag full of mangoes so we ended up with too many mangoes.
While sitting and chatting with my mum , and wondering out aloud about what to do with all the mangoes, my sister suggested we freeze them. She says she even freezes other fruits such as over ripened bananas ( you can defrost and use them to make banana bread or cakes or into smoothies)
I dont know how many of you already do this but it was quite a new thing to me. With the muslim fasting month approaching its a good idea to do this. So in this way there is always some ripe mangoes to make deserts or to prepare juice , there is always a fruit juice to break the fast in almost all Maldivian homes.
So here is what to do :
Peel and slices the mangoes, chuck them into a zip lock bag and lay the bag in the freezer so the mangoes and in a single layer, this prevents them bunching up and getting stuck. Pop them into the freezer and freeze.
So try this and enjoy the Mango season a little longer.....