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Old 04-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Smile Guacamole

Does anyone have a really good recipe for guacamole. I managed to pick up a couple of avocados at a ridiculous price so I thought I would make some up for a party we are having on Saturday. I have a couple i have found on line but they seem to be "the same old thing".

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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I add chopped onion (can be red, white, or spring), fresh lime juice, cilantro, cumin, finely minced jalapeno pepper, mash up or leave chunky. After mashed I sometimes add some freshly chopped tomatoes. I have also been known to add some hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Roasted poblanos are good too for something different.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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I do pretty much the same as Kitchenelf....

2 avacados
1 serrano pepper (I use 2 or 3, I like it hot!)
2 T of chopped red onion
1 T chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tomato diced
1/2 lime squeezed
1/4 orange squeezed
kosher salt
pepper

Mash avacado to desired consistency and then add in everything else and enjoy.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:03 PM   #4
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The only difference for me would be scallions for the onion, although, the red onion to add visual interest is intreaguing. I also put in some powdered garlic.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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Think shallots give a nice taste.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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CROCK OF GUAC

2 ripe (haas size) avacodos mashed or chopped
2 ripe medium size tomatoes, chopped to desired size
1-2 green chilis, seeded and finely chopped (moe if desired)
1 clove garlic finely minced
1/2 small onion, finely chopped or grated
1 tsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
pinch of fresh ground black pepper
1-2 fresh squeezed limes


Combine above, making sure as soon as you peel and mash/chop avacado you get the lime juice on it to prevent browning.

Place in fridge to chill, burying the pit in middle of it, to prevent furthur browning.

(If you cut up avacado and tomato into bigger pieces and add cut up chunks of mango, you have an excellent chutney for grilled chicken or swordfish) (Try leaving avacado out, too, for another
different chutney)

ENJOY!
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:41 PM   #7
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I remember seeing Grilled Guacamole one time.... grill avocado halves... heck.. you could grill the onion & some jalapeno or poblano too... cool the grilled veggies... some fresh lime juice, cilantro, cumin, salt
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:57 PM   #8
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You might want to do a search for jkath's guacamole recipe. I seem to remember hers was very good. She and I have avocado running in our veins!

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Old 04-25-2008, 11:32 AM   #9
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Place in fridge to chill, burying the pit in middle of it, to prevent furthur browning.
This has never worked for me. I take a piece of plastic wrap and press it down on the surface of the guac to prevent browning. Browning is the result of oxidation of the surface, so if the surface is tightly covered, air won't get to it and it won't brown. HTH.
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This has never worked for me. I take a piece of plastic wrap and press it down on the surface of the guac to prevent browning. Browning is the result of oxidation of the surface, so if the surface is tightly covered, air won't get to it and it won't brown. HTH.
Yeah leaving the pit in is an old wives tale. It works, but only where the pit comes into contact with the avocado. Oxidation is what causes it to turn brown. If you can keep the air away from the avocado then it will not discolor. Placing plastic wrap directly on the surface so that air is not in contact with it will work great. I have also stored guacamole in my foodsaver canisters with all the air sucked out and that works perfectly as well.
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