Mango maniacs win cooking prizes (News-Press)

by drew sterwald • • July 21, 2010

Mango maniacs win cooking prizes

I had the pleasure of judging the cooking contests at the annual MangoMania Fruit Fair.

Here are the winners in the professional category:

-Appetizer: Island Grill (chef Ron Mattia), Mango Gazpacho.

-Entrée: First place, Miceli's Restaurant (chef Trey Foster), Bada Bing Shrimp with Mango Slaw; second place, Island Grill, Mango Chicken Salad.

-Dessert: Island Grill, Mango Cream Pie.

Winners in the amateur category:

-Mango bread: Judy Covert, Cape Coral, Mango/Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting.

-Mango salsa: Omaida Hernandez, Florida City, Surfside Mango Salsa.

-Mango dessert: First place, Deb Amrine, Fort Myers, Tropical Paradise Cheesecake; second place, Bonnie Buchholz, Naples, Mango Pie; third place, Judy Covert, Cape Coral, White Chocolate-Pecan-Mango Cookies.

-Mango preserves/jellies: First place (tie) - Robin, Heather and Ellie Ramming, Bokeelia, Rammin' Jam; Cynthia Welch, St. James City, Mango Strawberry Preserves.

-Mango dressing/marinade: First place, Cynthia Welch, St. James City, Mango Mustard; second place (tie) Omaida Hernandez, Florida City, Mango Vinaigrette; Errol Bishop, Brandon, Spicy Mango Sauce.

Gary and Donna Schneider of Pine Island Tropicals won the largest-mango prize with a Lancetilla that weighed 4.2 pounds.

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