Yes, I have an abundance of green mangoes, about half a dozen of them. Jonna wrote on her blog that the mango tree under which their RV is parked is literally raining green mangoes on them. When life gives you green mangoes, you can make green mango chutney, green mango pickle and of course just slice them up and serve them with chile and lime. I once made a pilaf that called for green mango, it was pretty good, but I don't remember where the recipe came from. I also saw a recipe for flatbread that called for green mango, but I don't feel like making bread right now.
Eventually I decided to make green mango chutney and green mango pickle. I find it amazing how you can take basically the same ingredients and make two very different but equally tasty things. Don't worry the recipes are coming, just not today.
Now ripe mangoes are wonderful too, don't get me wrong,I love ripe mangoes. At the grocery stores there are several types of mangoes available, the Yucatecans like the little yellow manilas the best, but I usually buy whatever is the least expensive, I don't have a developed enough palate to be able to tell the difference.
Usually, when you come across a reference to a mango, it invariably notes that mangoes are messy and difficult to eat. I remember a children's book that had a drawing of a proper looking gentleman in tails sitting in an old fashioned bathtub to eat mangoes. One of the many advantages to having a Cuban mother, is the fact that I grew up knowing how to prepare and eat mangoes. When I married Husband the mango preparation became his job, his knife skills are superior to mine. Husband even taught my comadre had to fillet a mango. Recently, Yucatan Living came out with this article called How to Eat a Mango,Yucatan-style. I recommend it for those of you who have up to now thought that mangoes are messy eating.
For some more mango recipes check out La Gringa's blogicito (in Honduras) post called Lounging Mangoes for more mango cutting advice.