Make us your home page

Recipe for Key West Grill's Coconut Mango Chutney dressing

I'd like to find the mango salad dressing that the former Key West Grill in Clearwater used to serve. Can anyone help?

Richard Ulrich, St. Petersburg

In the years since I have been writing this column, I've gotten several requests for this recipe. There had never been a response until now — and this time, there were three. Donna Varano of Valrico, Lorraine Fina Stevenski of Land O'Lakes and Cindy Shea of Spring Hill all found the recipe on and, while the author is not named, it says the recipe came from someone who had worked at the Key West Grill. The recipe was sent to me with the ingredients in ounces, which I converted to tablespoons and cups. I remember this dressing fondly and this version is a fairly close rendition. Do not substitute olive oil for the vegetable oil. The more neutral oil pairs perfectly with the great flavors of the cream of coconut, orange marmalade and mango chutney. If you've never used mango chutney before, you can find it in the condiment aisle. Refrigerate until ready to use so flavors have a chance to blend. It will thicken up when chilled.

Recipe request

Suzanne Nichols of Spring Hill would like Maggiano's recipe for stuffed mushrooms. St. Petersburg resident Ginny Leeds has misplaced her recipe for Norwegian waffles given to her by a Norwegian friend. She remembers 6 eggs, flour and some sugar plus other ingredients. She would love to have the recipe again.

Recipes tested by Times correspondent Ellen Folkman unless otherwise noted. Send requests to You Asked For It, P.O. Box 1159, Crystal Beach, FL 34681 or email Include your name, city and phone number.


Coconut Mango Chutney Dressing

6 tablespoons cream of coconut

1 ¼ cups sour cream

1 tablespoon orange marmalade

¼ cup mango chutney

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lime juice

¾ cup vegetable oil

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except vegetable oil. Stir together to combine well. Whisk in the vegetable oil until all ingredients are combined and the dressing has a smooth consistency.

Makes about 1 quart.


Recipe for Key West Grill's Coconut Mango Chutney dressing 02/05/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bar review: Les Partners Lounge goes old-school in Clearwater

    Bars & Spirits

    There are some local places that I'm shocked aren't more well known, and I think that's the result of a general aversion to stepping out of one's comfort zone. I make regular concerted efforts to step outside of mine, which often leads me to strange and rewarding drinking establishments.

    Les Partners Lounge is an old-school, smoker-friendly cocktail lounge and live music venue tucked away in a nondescript shopping plaza in Island Estates.
  2. Local craft beer of the week: Plongeur a L'eponge, Saint Somewhere Brewing Co.

    Bars & Spirits

    Tarpon Springs' Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. has a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to wild ale brewing, utilizing an open brewing approach involving uncovered fermenters in order to brew beer with local ambient microbes, reminiscent in some ways to the fermentation techniques used by rustic farmhouse breweries in Belgium …

     Plongeur a?€š€™L?ˆš??ponge, Saint Somewhere Brewing Company, 6/23/17  Electric Chair Sour Shandy, Angry Chair Brewing, 6/30/17   Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA, Motorworks Brewing 7/7/17
  3. ‘80s acts dominate lineup of 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival


    Oh, yes. Christmas is coming early this year to ‘80s fans in Florida. Disney’s Epcot Center has announced the lineup to its “Eat to the Beat” concert series that coincides with their annual International Food & Wine Festival.

  4. Equality Florida leader honored at Tampa U2 concert


    TAMPA — Equality Florida director Nadine Smith couldn't attend last week's U2 concert in Tampa, but she can tell you which of her friends had great seats for the June 14 show at Raymond James Stadium.

    Nadine Smith, Equality Florida founder and CEO, received a unique distinction last week when U2 included her in a montage of photos saluting activism and women leaders.
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 23


    Leslie Odom Jr.: A solo concert by the Broadway star who won a Tony for his performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35.50-$55.50. (813) 229-7827.

    Leslie Odom Jr. accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in "Hamilton"  during the 70th Annual Tony Awards  on June 12, 2016.  (Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)