Thursday, February 2, 2012

Poi Mago - Mango pudding

By panipopos

It always amazes me that the fruit that grows so abundantly in Samoa is sold in my supermarket for $5 a piece (That's 15 tala per mango for those of you in Samoa.) In the islands, these fruit are abundant, free to the earth, trees so heavily laden the fruit are dropping off the tree and rotting on the ground; and these jokers slap a sticker on them and charge me five bucks a mango. Shheeesh...

A medium mango should give you enough fruit for this recipe. 

Poi Mago 
(serves 2) 
1 cup mango flesh
juice and zest of 1 lime or 2 lautipolo/laumoli 
½ can (200ml) coconut milk 
½  teaspoon vanilla 
sugar to taste 
ice for serving

Blend everything until smooth. 
If you find the poi too thick, add ½ cup of cold water. 
Chill for at least 30 minutes. 

Serve well-chilled, or over ice. For a spicy kick, sprinkle a little black pepper over the top. Don't mess around with exotic flavour combinations (because you are not Jamie Oliver) and simply eat this as is.