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Postby Riocaz » October 6th, 2010, 3:32 pm

Anyone used this?

I'm just wondering if it would be of use to top a pannacotta?
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » October 6th, 2010, 3:34 pm

That#s the stuff we use to make our Mango Sorbet. Blimmin brilliant. As for whether one could top a pannacotta with it. Why not?
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » October 6th, 2010, 3:38 pm

Well if you had said it was awful stuff and not worth the tin it was canned in. Then it would have been a big vote against it Ian :-)

However given your response I have a recipe idea and I think it might get an outing this weekend...

(coconut Panacotta, with mango purree)
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby StokeySue » October 6th, 2010, 4:01 pm

I have successfully used it for fools and ice creams. So with pannacotta should be good too.

That was a long time ago - maybe I should use it again.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » October 6th, 2010, 5:02 pm

StokeySue wrote:That was a long time ago - maybe I should use it again.
In all honesty, I have to say that I think it has a better flavour than any fresh mango purée or fruit that I've ever had outside the tropics, and even there... there's mango and mango and Alphonso is pretty close to being the best.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » October 6th, 2010, 5:50 pm

I have to admit thats part of why I asked. I know Kavey raves over Alphonso mangos. :-)
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby scientist22 » October 7th, 2010, 8:28 am

Riocaz wrote:Anyone used this?

I'm just wondering if it would be of use to top a pannacotta?


Yup, one of the desserts that I make that is an absolute favorite among my dinner guests is saffron pannacotta with the alphonso mango pulp puree

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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Lush » October 7th, 2010, 9:41 am

Yep.......I give it the thumbs up too!
In fact I've just got some cans in to stock up from Spices of India - it makes a great intense sorbet!
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby PurpleLuv » October 7th, 2010, 10:49 am

Thumbs up here too, This soup is wondeful & well worth a try -

http://www.tesco.com/recipes/product.as ... 0%7CFusion

I made it a little spicier than stated & served with fresh corriander topped keema nann & ratia to cool.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby StokeySue » October 7th, 2010, 10:58 am

scientist22 wrote:saffron pannacotta with the alphonso mango pulp puree


That sounds wonderful. I cook quite a lot of Middle Eastern & North African food & I am always looking for suitable desserts that aren't overly sugary (I can only eat so much baklava - about 1 piece a month!)
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » October 7th, 2010, 11:02 am

Lush,

They sell it in my local tescos, at about 2/3rds the price of Spices of India.

Raja, that looks out of this world.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby PurpleLuv » October 7th, 2010, 11:04 am

You've done it now, I WANT SOUP :lol: :lol:
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Lush » October 7th, 2010, 11:28 am

Well that's p&%%ed me off Riocaz .......!

I've never seen it in Tesco - in fact I don't see in many places at all - perhaps I haven't been looking hard enough - I will now tho' :shock:
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » October 7th, 2010, 2:25 pm

Probably because it's hidden in the "ethnic" section rather than with the other tinned fruits, along with the decent sweet chilli sauce, amongst other things.

I only found out because it came up in a search on Tesco online. My original thought was blending a tin of Mango chunks.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Pip » October 9th, 2010, 2:32 pm

Having had my tastebuds tickled by this thread, I did a little internet research. I found a bit that Tesco's had them, not in mine this morning :roll: , but there was an article about mango pulp but though it was made by Natco it wasn't Alphonso but Kesar.

Is there much difference, if any, between the two? That's if I can find them at all out here in the sticks. I may have to try a bigger Tesco like Cambridge.

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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » October 9th, 2010, 4:56 pm

Pip wrote:Is there much difference, if any, between the two?
Yes. IMO there's a very considerable difference with Alphonso being significantly better. Whether that's true for fresh mangos or not, I can't say, but certainly when they are tinned.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Pip » October 9th, 2010, 6:18 pm

Thanks Ian I shall keep looking for a mango answering to the name of Alphonso. :lol:

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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Pip » October 17th, 2010, 5:04 pm

How annoying. Looked in my local Tesco and a large one - no luck.

Looked on Tesco online - not there anymore.

Even clicked on the recipe link and then did a test of "buy the ingredients" and it was not on the list.

Nearly drooling over Alphonso since reading about it but not prepared to pay the post on buying online.

Guess I'll just have to hope I eventually trip over some in a store on my travels.

So disappointing.

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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » October 17th, 2010, 9:49 pm

Pip,
If, on your way down to France, or on your way back, you can go anywhere near Woking, and travel with a Satnav, I can give you the co-ordinates of the place I always get mine, a lovely pakistani supermarket called Atif.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Pip » October 18th, 2010, 8:03 am

Thanks for the offer Ian but I think the diversion would cost more than the postage charges.

We are off to France on Saturday - well maybe. The fuel situation is worrying so waiting until Friday to decide do we don't we.

Next time I'm in Cambridge I'll have a look in the Asian supermarkets and see what an be found.

Aren't things much more appealing when you can't get hold of them????

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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Bolas de Fraille » October 19th, 2010, 7:03 am

No contest, Alphonso's are my fav mango.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 11th, 2010, 6:46 pm

Well our tesco are now only stocking the Kesar variety.

I bought a tin yesterday, and it really is very very mangoy (surprise huh).

I think it needs a bit of lime juice and zest to really make it pop.

(He says while chavily spooning it straight from the can he just pulled out of the freezer where it was chilling).
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » November 11th, 2010, 6:51 pm

Hi Lee,
Riocaz wrote:I think it needs a bit of lime juice and zest to really make it pop.
I don't think I know the Kesar Mango, but I find even the Alphonso purée improved with some freshly squeezed lime or lemon. I don't think I've ever thought of grating in some zest, but I'd want to be cautious that it doesn't distract from the mango-iness of the purée.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 11th, 2010, 6:54 pm

I would think 850g of mango should be able to cope with a teaspoon or so of lime zest Ian :-)

I really do need to stop eating it out of the tin though... :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » November 11th, 2010, 7:22 pm

Riocaz wrote:I would think 850g of mango should be able to cope with a teaspoon or so of lime zest Ian
Only one way to find out, oh venerable boss.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 11th, 2010, 7:27 pm

true... unfortunatly i've just finished my batch... I'll have to remember to grab another tin and a lime next time i'm in Tescos
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » November 11th, 2010, 7:29 pm

Burp!!!

You'll be suffering tomorrow, if you've just managed to down a 850g tin in one sitting!

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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 11th, 2010, 7:35 pm

yea but it was really yummy
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 11th, 2010, 7:37 pm

yea but it was really yummy...

I wonder if I can count it as my 5 a day.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Pip » November 11th, 2010, 8:51 pm

Found what I wanted in a Cambridge Indian store. Not the same maker but they had both Alphonso and Kesar and £2.29 per 850g tin as opposed to £2.87 online and no postage.

Bought the Alphonso and made sorbet with what was left after using some as a coulis and have tried freezing a couple of small pots of it to see how it reacts.

Have to say thanks to this thread - best mango puree I've tasted.

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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 11th, 2010, 10:20 pm

Glad to hear it.

When Mum's over I will make that Pannacotta and see how the 2 meld. I suspect my mango loving parents will adore them.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby ianinfrance » November 12th, 2010, 10:31 am

Pip wrote:Have to say thanks to this thread - best mango puree I've tasted.
It's truly fantastic, isn't it, and SO much better than any DIY effort - at least with the fruit that WE can get here in France.

I've still got a couple of tins. Hmm.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 12th, 2010, 11:50 am

FYI Ian...

I may be speaking too soon, but no apparent side effects from my over indulgence yesterday.
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Postby ianinfrance » November 12th, 2010, 7:08 pm

Riocaz wrote: but no apparent side effects from my over indulgence yesterday.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby suffolk » November 14th, 2010, 10:25 am

Do you know, I don't often do "sweet stuff", but you lot are leading me astray - I have to get some of this ... :oops:
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Postby ianinfrance » November 14th, 2010, 5:02 pm

suffolk wrote:you lot are leading me astray
I've been doing so ever since Audike and I tried gin and orange and some interesting experiments behind the sofa at home. We were five at the time.
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Re: Natco, sweet alphonso mango pulp (tinned)

Postby Riocaz » November 14th, 2010, 11:54 pm

Tut tut tut... Why am not surprised...
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