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Friday, June 5, 2015

Making Full Use Of The Mango Season




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.....




6 comments:

  1. Hi Nammi, I used to mashed the banana and freeze it but never tried on mango before. Thanks for sharing this useful idea.

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  2. Thanks for showing us how to do this Nammi!

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  3. I just froze some mango for the later use too. Thanks for sharing, Nammi.

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  4. A lovely idea! I have never freeze mango before,! We love mangoes, and just had some after dinner today, sweet and juicy!

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  5. Hi Nammi,

    This is a great idea! I will definitely freeze some mango when they are on season!!!

    Zoe

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