It’s Foodie Tuesday!
I find Jamie Oliver adorable.
I mentioned that in a previous post. As I was channel surfing last weekend, I chanced upon him — so of course I stayed and watched. I think food plus men always add up to awesomeness, and this increases exponentially when it’s the men preparing the food. But I digress…
The show was Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals, and he was preparing veggie lasagne and Tuscan bread salad (yum, I love carbs), but what caught my eye was his dessert — Frozen Mango Yogurt. I love mango, and I love yogurt. And he made it so quickly, if I blinked I might have missed it. I had more than enough enticement to try his recipe for myself.
Jamie’s Quick Frozen Mango Yogurt500 grams frozen mangoes
250 g yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
4 mint leaves
dark chocolate for the topping
I had to start way beforehand because I had to work with fresh mangoes (I live in the Philippines, where mangoes are bought fresh all year round), so I had to cut them up and freeze them.
It turned out so lovely! The mint and the lime zest were gorgeous flecks of green against the gold of the mangoes, and they tasted like magic. Sigh. Bliss.
The only thing I’d improve on would be to leave the mango chunks just a little bit longer in the freezer before I started, so that it’s really frozen hard. It would make the whole thing more set. Mine was on the runny side, so I had to really freeze it until it was nearly set, and run it again through the food processor until it reaches scoopable consistency.
All images in this post by Nathalie Mariano.