Coconut panna cotta w/ mango salad13

Posted on January 10, 2010 by ChristieGluten Free, Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

Mango panna cotta

Sorry it’s been so long between posts!

I’ve been very cheeky recently on Twitter and Facebook by posting:

Hi, my name is Christie and it’s been 10 days since my last blog post #bloggersanonymous

If you’ve got a blog (or any social media account), do you ever feel guilty for letting real life get in the way of your digital life?

I do, but then again it’s very important to have a good balance, and we all know that our lives aren’t going to end if we mark all as read in our RSS reader. In fact, I find it lifts a weight off my shoulders – I feel less stressed having a clean inbox and I can get on with my day.

Anyway, I’ll stop waffling and get onto today’s recipe…

Coconut panna cotta with mango salad

I made this dessert for Christmas and it went down a treat in the hot Aussie Summer weather. You can even see the condensation on the glass which had been out of the fridge for less than 5 minutes!

The coconut cream and mango add a tropical twist to this traditional Italian dessert. It was a refreshing and light end to a massive Christmas meal, but you can enjoy it anytime when mangoes are in season.

If you have any leftover mango, then you should definitely try making my yummy Turkey, prawn and mango salad. The combination of poultry, seafood and fruit is surprisingly good. If you can’t face another turkey, then chicken works well too :)

Chat soon (promise!), Christie x

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Coconut panna cotta with mango salad recipe

serves 6 (Conversion calculator)

2 vanilla beans
450ml coconut cream
450ml cream
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 gold-grade gelatine leaves

Mango salad
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup (80ml) water
1 lime, rind finely sliced, juiced
3 medium mangoes, sliced thinly

1. Split the vanilla beans lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Put them in a medium sized saucepan with the coconut cream, cream and sugar and heat until just under boiling point, stirring constantly. Take off the heat.

2. Soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl of cold water until soft, then squeeze out the excess water. Add to the hot cream mixture and whisk until dissolved.

3. Strain the cream mixture if you want to remove the black vanilla seeds. I didn’t as I love the way the seeds ink to the bottom as a ‘surprise’ at the end.

4. Divide between 6 glasses or serving ramekins then chill in the fridge for 4-6 hours or overnight.

5.  While they are chilling, make the mango salad. Put the sugar, water and lime rind strips into a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Then turn up the heat to medium and boil for 5 minutes to soften the rind and infuse the syrup. Remove from the heat then stir in the fresh lime juice and place in the fridge to chill.

6. When ready to serve, add the sliced mango to the lime syrup and stir to combine, then spoon some over each panna cotta.

  • Christie, I hear you! I too like a clean inbox. Having a break is good. It allows yo to recharge and look at things from a different perspective. Love the panna cotta! Coconut and mango sound divine!

  • Kate

    Christie you deserve a break. You put so much effort into your post. Don’t worry, all your readers completely understand. Thankyou for keeping it up- its such a pleasure to read! I made panna cotta but used raspberries instead. So yum!

  • Dianne

    Digital life has to take a back seat – please don’t feel bad about it. Thanks for the new recipe; can hardly wait to try it.

  • Leftover mango? I’m not quite sure what that means. When it comes to something as heavenly as the Aussie mango, nothing is ever left behind other than the seed.
    Will have to try this pannacotta recipe. It looks and sounds delicious

  • Lovely recipe! Pannacotta is such a lovely and easy dessert (which is why I rarely order it at a restaurant). Well you’ve been on holidays too so that’s a good reason why you haven’t blogged or checked your reader :D

  • My real life is far more strenuous than my digital world, but sadly I have to cope with both!!! Love panna cotta and this one with the mango looks yummee!!!

  • Perfect marriage of flavors!! I am so making this in summer.

  • Christie, I love the photo! It is so vibrant and makes you want to eat it , like, now!
    Hey I am giving away a few goodies if interested (I brought them back from Lebanon 2 days ago)

  • That is me too! I feel so guilty if I don’t post. I guess I just need to let that go. I think my problem is it’s so addictive. I love adding new recipes and photos to my collection. This recipe makes me think of summer. I love it!

  • Yum. that looks luscious. Perfect for a hot day like today.

  • I just went through the same thing, so my new year’s resolution was to commit to posting every day for a year. Of course, it helps that I just lost my job. Let’s see if I keep it up once I have a paycheck coming in again.

    The guilt for not posting is mostly self-inflicted– people understand. And by people, I don’t mean my mom, who calls or emails to see if I’m okay if there isn’t a new blog post.

  • Mango paired with anything is just divine. I am craving that mango salad now!

  • A lovely pairing, panna cotta and mango, whats not to love ! yum ! :p

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