Fruity tropical style mango pineapple sauce.
Hello my lovely readers, I hope 2017 is treating you well thus far. I’m so excited to share my first recipe for the year with you. I know the start of the year is a time where people make many of there New Years resolutions.
When it comes to diet and nutrition, this is the time where people either sign up to their local gym, mine is inundated with scores of newbies or they make a pledge to themselves to become “healthier” – in the form of loosing weight or just being mindful of what they consume.
All of what I have mentioned is brilliant, making positive changes in your life is never a bad thing. The problem surrounds these resolutions is that most people simply aren’t dedicated to transitioning to a lifestyle change which is essentially what’s required in order for the above to successfully work.
You’re probably wondering what all of the above has to do with this mango pineapple sauce recipe? Good question! Well as you know us health enthusiastic foodies enjoy cooking, it’s what we do! Also the vast majority of us like to make our recipes from scratch, even the minor things like a sauce from a bottle.
If we can make it, why buy it? Plus it’s a lot healthier than the manufactured stuff with endless additives and preservatives.
This mango pineapple sauce is SUPER easy to make and one of my favourites and it will hopefully be your’s too. I used a combination of fresh (mango) and frozen (pineapples) because that is what I had to hand at the time. You can however use fresh or frozen, it really doesn’t matter nor make a difference to the end result.
If you’re using fresh fruit you’ll need to peel/core the mango and pineapple.
The fruity mixture will need to be pureed into a smooth consistency using a food processor or a high powered blender like a vitamix. I personally prefer the blender rather the the food processor as you want the puree to be lump free.
Some of the remaining ingredients will be sauteed, while the rest is added during the cooking process. I added a hint of sweetener to enhance the flavour of the tropical fruit. In some cases, the fruit may not to sweet enough and this where the advantage of adding some sweetener comes into play.
Feel free to add some mango pineapple sauce to any chicken dish.
It’s gluten free, paleo friendly and suitable for vegans!!
- 1 large mango, peeled
- 1 cup of pineapple, juice drained
- 2 tbsp of dairy free butter
- ¼ cup of agave nectar or other sweetener
- ¼ tsp ginger powder
- ¼ tsp of cloves or 3 whole cloves
- 2 tbsp of onion, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp of coriander
- 1 scotch bonnet (deseeded/membrane removed)
- ½ tbsp of tapioca starch mixed in ½ cup of water
- Proceed to puree mango, pineapple, scotch bonnet and cloves in a high powder blender (or food processor) into a very smooth lump free consistency.
- Run the puree through a sieve to ensure no lumps of fruit are present and set aside.
- On low-medium heat melt the dairy free butter in a medium sized saucepan and then begin to sautee the minced garlic and onion. You want them to be translucent not golden.
- Stir into the tapioca starch, fruit puree, coriander and ginger.
- Continue to occasionally stir for another 10 minutes by then the sauce will have thicken.
- Allow to cool before serving and storing in a sauce bottle.
- Keep refrigerated - should last for several days