There are very few things that beat the sweetness of a ripe mango. When I was little and globalisation wasn’t yet a thing, we only got local fruit and veg in my region. I am from the north of Spain, so that means a really good assortment of citrus, berries, melons and watermelons, and pretty much anything that grows in my sunny land.
However things like mangoes, passion fruits and avocados where completely unknown, we didn’t even know how they looked like!
My dad on the other hand had to travel to exotic destinations for work and he brought some of those things for us to try when I was about 6 or 7. I remember that the first time I tried a Mango, I thought it tasted like “pine tree”. I was very creative describing flavours but i didn’t have any other reference. Let’s just say I wasn’t a big fan at the time. Nowadays it’s one of my favourite fruits and I get very protective of a good ripe mango I have been keeping for a special moment.
These pictures are 3 different settings with 3 different light situations for the same parfait. The breakfast is made of a layer of home made granola, greek yogurt, raspberry coulis and Mango.
To make the raspberry coulis you have to boil 1 cup of frozen raspberries with 1/2 cup of water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and some sweetener, I used sucralose in this case. Let simmer for 10 minutes and then use a ricer to remove the seeds. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 10 days and use as sauce for cheese, yogurts, cakes etc.
Lots of protein in this recipe, good sugars (very good pre or post workout) and fibre from the granola and the fruit.
About the photography, I just wanted to show you how much can a setting and the light change the look of a dish! Which one is your favourite??