by Jen Karetnick


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“Jen’s nickname, Mango Mama, could not be more appropriate! She uses mangos in the most unexpected ways, both in savory and sweet recipes. With this book in hand, you will never look at a mango the same way again.”—Ingrid Hoffmann, host of the Food Network’s Simply Delicioso


“Karetnick gives mango all the passion and poetry it’s due. Delicious.”—Ellen Kanner, Huffington Post


“A mango bible. Great recipes, delightful prose—everything you need to know about this luscious fruit.”—Linda Gassenheimer, author of Dinner in Minutes: Memorable Meals for Busy Cooks


“With her poet’s eye, journalist’s passion for accuracy, and her home chef’s skills, Karetnick shares a surprisingly wide-ranging book. I hold my drink up high to her, and, of course, it is a mango daiquiri!”—Norman Van Aken, James Beard Award–winning chef, founder of Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes


“Karetnick has written the book for those of us who love the mighty mango.”—John Tanasychuk, South Florida Sun-Sentinel


“As a transplanted Miamian living in mango tree–less NYC, I savored the delicious recipes and relished in the evocative stories as only Jen can tell.”—Lourdes Castro, author of Latin Grilling: Recipes to Share, from Patagonian Asado to Yucatecan Barbecue and More


“The definitive mango cookbook, bursting with decadent recipes that will keep you sated from dawn ’til dusk! Peppered with personal anecdotes and joined by the voices (and recipes!) of Miami’s most celebrated chefs, Jen Karetnick’s Mango is an absolute must for any lover of this sweet, beloved, tropical fruit.”—Marie Elena Martinez, founding editor, The Latin Kitchen


“Who knew mangos could be used so many ways! This fruit we love as is will now make its way into many of our meals at home!”—Bill Telepan, author of Inspired by Ingredients: Market Menus and Family Favorites from a Three-Star Chef



Join Miami’s Mango Mama, Jen Karetnick, for a culinary tour of all things mango. She invites you into her home, the Mango House, where many of these luscious recipes were created. She introduces you to the Mango Gang, a group of world-renowned chefs including Allen Susser and Norman Van Aken. These chefs make frequent use of the bounty from Jen’s ninety-year-old trees in their Miami restaurants, and in Mango, they share some of their favorite recipes.

Karetnick discusses the best methods for picking, preparing, and eating mangos and shares expert tips on how to dehydrate and freeze them so you can enjoy this delicious fruit year-round. The easy-to-follow, exquisite recipes run the gamut from smoothies to cocktails, from mango blintzes for breakfast to jerked grouper with mango-fig chutney for dinner, and from mangría (mango-flavored sangría) to mangospacho (mango-infused gazpacho). If you’re looking for a tantalizing hint of mango in your dish or a tropical explosion of flavor, this book has just the right recipe for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813049168
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

 Jen Karetnick is the dining critic for MIAMI Magazine and creative writing director at Miami Arts Charter School.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Taking Mangos in Hand: How to Select, Cut, and Keep 11

2 Drinks 21

3 Breakfast 33

4 Appetizers and Snacks 49

5 Soups, Salads, and Dressings 66

6 Main Dishes: Sea 98

7 Main Dishes: Land 114

8 Side Dishes 134

9 Salsas, Chutneys, Pickles, and Sauces 145

10 Sweets 164

Acknowledgments 183

Appendix. Can't Get Enough: Growing Your Own, Buying Fruit, and Mango Festivals 185

Photo Credits 191

Index 193

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book by Jen Karetnick is amazing, the recipes are exquisitely delightful, I've currently already made 3 of the recipes and so far the blondie bars are my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You don't even have to like mangoes to like her recipes. The dessert portion is amazing.  
371124AF More than 1 year ago
As a resident of Miami and a lover of fruits in the morning, this book has given me THE best breakfast recipes. Jen Karetnick is a great writer who makes this recipe book seem like a a beautiful memoir.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cook book has more than 200 delicious mango recipes. All different types of drinks, appetizers, main dishes, and many more. My favorite one out of all of them is the "Very Mango Cheesecake".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is amazing! As a mango fan myself, I found that this cookbook not only has drinks, sweets, lunch and dinner recipes, but also breakfast recipes. It is a must-have for all food fanatics, looking to try something new with recipes they've never even heard of or recipes they already love. You won't be disappointed with this one.