Don’t get me wrong, I really love fresh fruit, but it doesn’t always satisfy that treat craving known to hit after mealtimes…aka CHOCOLATE!
This Thai mango with coconut sauce is a traditional Thai dessert, normally served with sticky coconut rice (which is really delicious too). I have simplified it and gave our waistlines a bit of a break by leaving that out here.
The coconut sauce will really knock your socks off, the trick is the balance between sweet and salty….so don’t leave the salt out. You can play with the sugar/salt a bit, but do it by tiny fractions to your own tastes.
It is also important to note that you will need a particular mango for this recipe (called by so many names): it’s the only mango I really like, and they are coming into season now.
- Thai/Naftali/Champagne…whatever you call them, they are the best!
- To pick a good one, look for a uniform orange-yellow skin that yields slightly to your touch. Sometimes a subtle wrinkle to the skin works too.
- Below, I give a handy visual of how to prepare this fruit! Peel (I LOVE my sharp peeler for this!), stand up on its end and slice the fruit off on either side of the pit (I use my favorite kid-friendly knife for this)
You will have this ‘dessert’ on the table in less than 10 minutes. Just try to save a few bites for others……
Like fruit based desserts? Here are some more you could try!
- Gluten Free | Vegan Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Tarts (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo)
- Paleo AIP Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies
- 2-3 ripe Thai mangoes (usually wrinkly skin is a good sign!), peeled and sliced
- 1 cup canned coconut milk, i linked to the ONLY brand I use..flavor wise it is THE best, and no fillers!!
- 2 tablespoons palm sugar, or any sweetener of choice
- Scant ¼ teaspoon sea salt (I linked to the kind I buy..still has ALL it's trace minerals)!
- 3 teaspoons arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
- Toasted sesame seeds for garnish, optional
- Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Over medium-low heat, bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
- When mixture thickens, remove from heat and set aside.
- Prepare your Thai mangoes (see picture). Slice them any way you like!
- Serve freshly sliced mango with a drizzle (or slathering) of coconut sauce! Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if using!
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