Flavor Pairings

    For a refreshing menu, anything goes with mango

    Use this handy guide to create distinctive dishes, memorable menus and a world of variety with fresh mango.

    As today’s culinary teams explore exciting flavor combinations and innovative menu opportunities, they’re finding more and better places for fresh mango. From the sweet and familiar to the surprisingly savory. As a complement or refreshing contrast.

    Spanning global cuisines and spices, appropriate any time of day, fresh mango provides inspiration. The versatility of fresh mango begins with ripeness, from sweet-tart and crisp to sweet and ultra juicy. From there you can go almost anywhere in cold and hot prepartions. Use this pairing guide as a starting point. Then try something definitive, dramatic and daring of your own.

    Recipe Credits

    Apricot Chili Marinated American Lamb Tacos with Fresh Mango Jicama Salsa
    Chef Brian Corcoran, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    Pulled Pork and Mango Summer Rolls with Carolina Mustard Sauce
    Chef Allison Leono, Private Chef, Goodyear, AZ

    Mango Panna
    Chef Chhimi Dorje, Tha MasalaWala, New York, NY

    Green Mango and Grilled Steak Salad
    Chef Ben Randolph, The Broadway Hotel, Columbia, MO

    Mango Manchego Stuffed Jalapenos with Curry Cornmeal Crunch
    Chef Meryl Connell, Southwest Soul Catering, Essex Fells, NJ

    Jumbo Shrimp with Caramelized Mango, Crispy Serrano Ham and Pickled Red Onion
    Chef Adolfo Garcia, Rio Mar, New Orleans, LA

    Green Mango and Cashew Salad
    Chef Robert Danhi, “Easy Thai Cooking”
    Photo credit: Christian Clements and Susie Donald

    Mango Coconut Dessert Risotto with Cookie Crumble, Mango Chili Jam and
    Tamarind Glass

    Chef Francis Ang, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA

    Grilled Mango and Goat Cheese Salad
    Chef Hector Morales, 21 Degrees North, Turtle Bay Resort, Honolulu HI