As I contemplated tonight's dinner my mind drifted to the always perfect answer to the dinner question - chicken! What could go better with a lightly floured fried chicken but a lovely spicy mango sauce? I had all I needed in the pantry. Below you will find a basic recipe. I added extra spice as we like things "HOT" in our house. Also, if you don't have fresh mango, you can use frozen as well. You also will want to add more or less brown sugar depending on the sweetness of the mango.
Another suggestion - slowly simmer the sauce once it is together and finish seasoning it after it has some warmth to it. The flavors wake up much more when heated. This sauce is also great for wraps the next day - hmmm - yum! Of course as always, when you make something yourself you have control over the amounts of sugar and sodium. Most store bought sauces have incredible amounts of both.
2 Mangos (or two cups frozen chunks)
1 Red Chili, de-seeded and diced or 1 tsp chili sauce or 1/2 tsp dried crushed chili.
1 Tbsp rice vinegar or white ( you can also use apple cider)
1 1/2 Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp Fish Sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Thumb sized piece of Ginger, sliced
4 Cloves Garlic
1/4 tsp Tumeric
Zest of 1 lime
Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree. Pour into sauce pan and gently heat. Taste and add more brown sugar or red chili if needed. If you want a to kick it up to the roof, use a habanaro pepper. Remember you can use other fruits for this sauce. Peach would work very nicely as well. As always - use your imagination. Einstein once said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge". I agree. Without imagination how will you use your knowledge?