The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Mangosteen

Mangosteens are a unique tropical fruit that have a sweet, sour and tangy flavor. The exotic fruits originated in Southeast Asia but are now widely available throughout the world. These delicious fruits can be enjoyed straight from the rind or added to many dishes for a unique twist. Here are five dishes that make the most of this special ingredient.

1. Mangosteen Salsa: This fresh and flavorful salsa is made with diced mangosteens, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and lime juice. Serve it with grilled fish or chips for an extra burst of flavor.

2. Mangosteen Coconut Curry: This rich and creamy curry is made with mangosteens, coconut cream, curry paste, vegetables and herbs. Serve it over rice for a delicious dinner that packs a punch.

3. Grilled Mangosteens: Grill ripe mangosteens for the perfect summertime treat. Serve them with a scoop of ice cream for a delicious and simple dessert.

4. Mangosteen-Mint Salad: This light and refreshing salad is made with diced mangosteens, cucumbers, fresh mint leaves, feta cheese and a light vinaigrette dressing. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal.

5. Mangosteen Sorbet: This tart and tangy sorbet is made with ripe mangosteens, sugar and lemon juice. Freeze it in ice cream makers or ice cube trays to enjoy this summery treat at any time.