Caramelized Grilled Mango Zabaglione

September 12, 2009

in Cremes & Custards,Italian,Recipes

Caramelized Grilled Mango Zabaglione

Well I’m cutting it close but I really want to get this post up before 9/13/2009, as I write it is 9/12/2009 11:45 PM.

You see, LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow is a Winos & Foodies supporting event for the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LiveSTRONG Day on October 2nd.

We are required to post our blog before September 13th, and then send the link to Winos & Foodies.


I dreamt up this recipe a couple of days ago after seeing a few blog posts supporting the cause.

I felt called to help raise awareness because both my father and uncle battled with cancer, and although they are no longer with us, there are many others out there today who continue to battle with cancer and who can use our support and encouragement.

My dad and uncle were both Cuban immigrants, so I thought I would add a little tropical twist to this traditional Italian dessert.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



Caramelized Grilled Mango Zabaglione

adapted from Nigella Lawson

Printable Recipe

2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons calvados liquor
1/3 cup whipping cream

1 ripe mango
1/4 cup turbinado sugar

Peal and slice mango into lengthwise sections. Grill mango for 2 minutes on each side on a preheated indoor or outdoor grill.

Place grilled mango on a heat resistant plate and generously sprinkle each section with the turbinado sugar, using a kitchen torch caramelize the sugar. Turn mango sections over and repeat process on the opposite side.

Fit a bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, and put the egg yolks and sugar into the bowl.

Using an electric mixer, start whisking the yolks and sugar over the simmering water. The mixture should become pale and thick like super-aerated double cream, and by the end it should have at least tripled in volume and be exuberantly frothy. This could take up to 15 minutes.

Continue whisking as you slowly pour in the calvados liquor; you should then have a soft, billowing mass. Remove the bowl from its pan of simmering water, and place on a cold surface or stand it in a pan of ice water, continue whisking until cool.

In a separate bowl whisk the whipping cream and gently fold into the egg mixture. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with the mango and serve or chill until ready to serve.


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