Are you thinking of healthy ways to use the abundant mangoes in this season?
This spicy mango sauce is the best choice among other fresh mango recipes. This mango chili sauce would be a dip or hot marinade for seafood or chicken.
The summer season is filled with various mangoes in the market every year. Being an Indian who grows with mango, I really enjoy this nature's gift.
We make numerous recipes with mango as the main ingredient. And this spicy mango sauce is one of the best we all love.
Most of the recipes we keep making every summer. And I have shared with you many like this: mango juice. More importantly, I cannot skip making or sharing this incredible spicy mango sauce with you this summer. This hot mango sauce is a versatile recipe that perfectly combines with shrimp, fish, or chicken.
When talking about the mango, I can't move further without mentioning the mango trees in our backyard.
We had two huge trees of different varieties. One is known for its green mango; the other provides the world's most delicious sweet mangoes. Every season showers us with its love.
The recent flood destroyed one of the trees; the remaining one still provides us with succulent fruits yearly.
Even after sharing with friends and relatives, we still left with many mangoes. And it is so evident that we are eager to find many mango recipes that suit our tastebuds.
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Why spicy mango sauce?
- This is a versatile sauce that can be incorporated into many foods.
- It serves as a dipping sauce.
- This can also be used as a spread.
- A quick marinade for chicken, shrimp, and seafood.
- It gives a refreshing flavor.
- It's better than any restaurant-style mango sauce.
- This is a perfect pair of spicy mango sauce for wings.
- This mango dipping sauce is straightforward; all you need is fresh mango. If you read this post, is fresh mango available in your pantry? Go, girl, half of your work is done already. If not, include mangoes in your shopping list to grab them on your next visit.
- Surprisingly, mango does not cost much and may range around a dollar for excellent quality and size.
How to choose the mango?
The mango has to be tender to the touch. It should neither too ripen nor too firm. The ripened mango tends to become sweeter when cooked. And counterbalance with the property of the pepper.
This spicy mango sauce is a winning blend of mango, pepper, and lemon juice with a hint of natural sweetener from the mango. For the best results, the mango should be soft to the touch.
Mango. This is the prime ingredient for making spicy mango sauce. There are many species of mango available in the market from Kent, Ataulfo, Hayden, Francis, and Palmer, besides plenty to name.
Above are some common varieties you find in regular grocery stores. But each offers a distinct flavor and taste. Try working with different varieties and choose your favorite.
Pepper. Jalapeno, habanero, chipotle, and Thai green chili are some peppers that suit well with mango. The pepper brings the flavor and taste of mango in this recipe. If you do not prefer the sauce to be hotter than in 'heat,' remove the seeds before cooking them.
Deseeding peppers help make this spicy mango sauce mild but with a noticeable kick; instead, the dish becomes unbearably hot.
Use habanero chili to create your restaurant-style mango habanero sauce at home.
Lemon Juice. The lemon juice is the secret factor and compliments the mango's sweetness and the pepper's heat. Furthermore, this gives a delightful spirit that makes this hot mango sauce. Lime is also a suitable replacement for lemon.
Cilantro. This is an optional element when planning to store for a long time. The combination of mango, pepper, and cilantro makes it incredibly delicious.
But we need to understand that cilantro does not have a long shelf time. So, If you plan to freeze this spicy mango sauce longer, I would advise you to skip using the cilantro.
But if you plan to use it within 4-5 days, please do not avoid using the herb. The essence and the aroma of a tablespoon of minced cilantro are unimaginable.
Coconut Oil. Coconut oil gives a rich, nutty scent to the sauce. Choosing organic cold-press coconut oil is the real game-changer here. This coconut oil helps the sauce to be more inviting and rich. Alternatively, you can swap with regular cooking oil if you do not prefer coconut oil.
How to make spicy mango sauce
Cut the mango. Slice the mango according to its firmness. If the mango is firm to touch and you feel peeling, the mango will not harm the structure of the flesh. Then, using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin and cube the flesh into pieces.
If the skin is soft, slice the mango into two halves, leaving the center intact. Run the knife over each half to create horizontal and vertical lines. Run a spoon between the flesh and skin and release the mango cubes.
Bring the blender. I used my heavy-duty mixer. Place these mango cubes in the blender jar.
Adding other ingredients to the blender. Add jalapeno, lemon juice, and salt. Remove or leave the seeds on according to your choice.
Pulse. Run the blender till the mixture becomes a smooth paste. I wanted my spicy mango sauce to be creamy, so I grind it till it reaches a silky consistency. But if you want the sauce to be chunky, pulse the machine for a couple of seconds until the sauce becomes coarse.
Thicken. In a pan, pour the mixture and coconut oil. You may also use any other cooking oil of your choice. Throw in the ground mango paste. Bring it to a boil. Add minced cilantro.
Taste-test. Improve the taste with sugar if needed or according to the sweetness of the mango. If you want to the sauce with more heat, balance it with red chili flakes.
Store. Store in an airtight container. This sauce stays in the refrigerator for up to three days. And up to two months when frozen.
4 Tips to make the best spicy mango sauce
Selecting the mango. Each variety of mango tastes different from each other. So, decide the amount of salt, sugar, and lemon juice. To avoid unpleasant happening, I recommend you check the taste of mango.
If the mango is sweet enough, then the sauce performs well with the natural sugar that comes with the mango. If not, add other sources of sweeteners like honey or sugar.
If the mango is tart, then reduce the quantity of lemon juice.
Do not over-grind. The sauce looks delightful with the original fibers seen. So, proper care should be given while grinding. Make sure the mango should become pulp and not become mushy.
Do not overcook. The mango is a fruit, and overcooking can spoil the taste and the original aroma of the fruit. The heating is done to thicken and to bring all the ingredients together. Switch off the flame when the mango pulp changes to a glazy liquid.
Tasting. It is impossible to describe the exact amount of ingredients to list for this spicy mango sauce. Taste the mixture before heating. Adjust the salt, sweet, and pepper accordingly.
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Printable recipe card
Spicy Mango sauce
- 1 cup mango pulp
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cilantro minced
- Peel off the mango skin and scoop out the mango flesh.
- In a blender jar, add the mango flesh, jalapeno.
- Blend to a smooth silky consistent mixture. And keep aside.
- In a pan, stir in vegetable oil and minced garlic.
- Saute till garlic becomes fragrant.
- Add in the ground mixture and cook until it becomes thick and glazy.
- Add lime juice, salt, and minced cilantro.
- Cook further for a minute. And switch off the flame.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
- Adjust the quantity of the jalapeno according to your preference.
- The quantity of salt and the lime juice, slightly varies according to the taste of the mango. So taste and adjust these.