International Mango Festival

Winning Mango Recipes from the First Annual Mango Cook-off ~ July 2001

Mango Cook-off & Contest judges, Allen Susser, Nancy Ancrum, Becky Campbell and Leila Barnes, awarded three categories of recipes:

The judges winning selections follow.


Gingered Mango /Pineapple Jam

Winner: Joy Norwood

Prepare the fruit. Measure sugar into separate bowl. Place mango, pineapple, ginger, cranberries, orange peel, and pectin in a large kettle and mix well. Place on high heat and stir until mixture comes to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam with a metal spoon. Stir and skim for five minutes to cool slightly. Process in canning jars or refrigerate for up to two months.


Mmm-mmm Mango Pinwheels (Serves 4-6)

Winner: Robert Schmidt

Prepare marinade: combine all ingredients in a flat dish. Slice flank steak into 12 strips, against the grain, about 1/3" thick. Marinate steak for at least two hours or overnight. Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes. Roll strips into spiral pinwheels and skewer. Carefully skewer mango at tip.

Grill over hot charcoal until done to taste, about four minutes each side for rare, six minutes medium rare. Carefully remove to plate, preserving pinwheel shape. Garnish with grilled mango slices.


Mango Cobbler Delight (Serves 8-10)

Winner: Maria H. Giles

Stir sugar mixture into fruit. Place in 13" x 9" X 2" pan and bake at 400°F for 15 - 20 minutes (until boiling). While fruit is baking, mix the topping. When fruit comes to boil, remove from oven and spoon topping onto fruit. Place back in oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Also good with French vanilla ice cream.

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