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Mango Melba

A twist on the traditional peach melba, using mangoes. A great summery dessert for everyone!


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Mango Melba
January 4, 2013

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Mango Melba


Shut. The. Door.

I didn’t think there was a way to improve my favourite fruit, the mango; but damn this is so so good.

A variation from the popular Peach Melba, the flavours all work so well together. The mint adds a refreshing quality, whilst the raspberry sauce adds a new depth of flavour as opposed to just eating mango on it’s own.

You NEED to try this! Trust me.

Mango Melba
Recipe from Delicious Magazine

4 ripe mangoes
100g unsalted butter, melted
¼ firmly packed cup (60g) brown sugar
125g punnet raspberries, plus extra raspberries to serve
1 tablespoon icing sugar
Coconut or vanilla ice cream and mint leaves to serve

1. Preheat a chargrill pan or barbecue to medium-high heat.

2. Cut the cheeks off the mangoes, then brush the flesh with butter and sprinkle over the brown sugar. Grill the mango cheeks, cut-side down, for 1-2 minutes until caramelised and soft. Set aside.

3. Place the raspberries and icing sugar in a blender with 2 tablespoons water and wiz until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Set aside.

4. To serve, place 2 mango cheeks on each plate with 2 scoops of ice cream. Pour over the raspberry sauce, scatter with extra raspberries and garnish with mint.

Serves 4. 



15 comments on “Mango Melba
  1. Sammie

    Mangoes are my favourite. This recipe reminds me of breakfast that used to be served at a gorgeous B and B in Mudgee. They served the mangoes with vanilla yoghurt and I always wondered how the mangoes tasted so divine! I think I know now! This looks great. We’re working through a box of mangoes a week, so this is rocketing to the top of the To-Try list. And the styling is sublime!

    January 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Enjoy! I love when I have a box of mangoes to work with!

      January 6, 2013 at 6:57 am
  2. Candice (@candyhi5)

    OMG! I may have died and went to heaven. Yum!

    January 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  3. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I love mangoes too and will definitely love this mango melba more than the normal peach melba 🙂 YUM! I love love love your styling notes! I think I have the same plate too hehe

    January 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm
  4. Esz

    That looks crazy-refreshing and delish. I could probably eat a bucket of them right now!

    January 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm
  5. leaf (the indolent cook)

    This looks really excellent! Mango is one of my favourite fruits, too. And I also like the styling notes.

    January 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm
  6. Gourmet getaways

    These look so delicious and healthy, I would love to try this recipe!
    One of my little ones would eat copious amounts of this dish.

    January 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm
  7. Thanh

    Oooh looks like I need to try this. Again, beautiful food styling.

    January 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm
  8. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    So this is what “melba” is.. I’ve never known except for the flavous of ice cream. I feel so embarrassed! haha. This looks like the kind of dessert that the nephews and I would indulge in, in front of the tv!

    January 7, 2013 at 8:46 am
  9. Vivian

    this has me salivating over my work keyboard right now! perfect to sum up summer delights 🙂

    January 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  10. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    perfection right now, so summer & refreshing!
    Heidi xo

    January 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm
  11. Agnes

    The door is shut! No mangoes will be escaping from my house. Mwhahaha.

    January 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm
  12. msihua (@msihua)

    The styling for this is so pretty! AND I LOVE MANGOS!

    January 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm
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