Fish with Mango Sauce

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Appears in
Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

By Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, Lyn Nguyen and Elisa Ung

Published 2021

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We particularly like this mango sauce with fried snapper or grouper, but you can serve it over any kind of fish prepared any way you’d like, such as steamed, baked, or broiled. Feel free to add more peppercorns, mango, or nưởc chẩm to suit your taste. Green peppercorns in brine can be found at some grocery stores and online.


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ripe mangoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
  • tsp


In a small pot, melt the butter over low heat. (You can also do this in a small bowl in the microwave.) Add the mango, peppercorns, and fish sauce, gently mix together, and let cool. Add the heavy cream, gently mix, and set aside.

In a large heavy skillet, heat 1 in [