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Jerk (ish) Cardamom Mango

I made Jerk Chicken for the first time recently, from a recipe in my Spice Bible cookbook, and it worked out really well. One of the next recipes in the book was for sweet cardamom mango. I liked the idea, but instead of sticking with the recipe and having it for dessert, I took the idea and went my own way, turning it into a side to have with the Jerk Chicken. As the mango was a very tasty side, I thought I would include it.


2 tbsp butter

1 mango, peeled and sliced

2 tbsp tomato purée

1/2 shallot, sliced

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1/2 tsp ginger

1 black cardamom pod, crushed

1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar

Juice of 1 lime

1) In a small frying pan, melt the butter. Add the ingredients, and stir, cooking until combined and mango is beginning to caramelise, about 8-10 minutes, then serve warm as a savoury side dish.

And it was that simple. We also had coconut and raisin rice with the mango and the chicken, and the whole meal was a hit (except with Little Bit, who, having said he was excited, decided he didn't like coconut, chicken or cooked mango for the purposes of this particular dinner. And then promptly went back to liking them again afterwards... The joys of toddlerdom!)

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