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Old 08-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #21
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When the kids were younger it was fun for them to put 3 toothpicks in the sides of the Pits, balance them over a glass of water and watch them root and grow. Pot them up in some dirt, and when the plant got too "leggy" they would start over again with new ones.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:02 AM   #22
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Avocado tastes like mud to me. I don't get it... ::
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:06 AM   #23
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Split one in two, sprinkle some salt and paprika on it and spoon it as a snack.

One thing I heard is not to mix mayo with avocado ( the mayo mutes the avo flavor), rather, use salad spread if you must.

I'm not crazy about salad spread and don't stock it in my fridge.

Also, avocado mashed up on roast beef sandwiches. Some swiss cheese maybe. Yummy USA style.

Roast beef and avocado on a roll. Mexican roast beef tortas. Super delicious.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:01 AM   #24
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Cerise: Avocado Suggestions

Good idea for a thread and thank you for all your contributions.

Here are some of the ways we have avocado:

1) In an Aztec volcanic stone Molcajete, or Mortar in English, with a stone Pestle, which I purchased in Jalisco, Guadalajara, I prepare Guacamole.

2) Avocado Pesto for a dollop garnish on top of Gazpacho.

3) Snack: Hass Mexican wrinkled black ripe Avocado slices drizzled with lime and wrapped in Proscuitto di Parma or Iberian black foot acorn fed Huelva, Iberian Ham ... drizzled with Evoo and Modena Balsamic Vinegar.

4) Mango, red onion, fresh cilantro, serrano pepper, a sprinkling of red chili pepper dried, and Avocado diced, for a salsa with grilled or broiled fish and a drizzle of Lime.

6) Shrimp or Lobster Salad stuffed in avocado halves ...

Andy: The Aruba Island crab & lobster salad sounds divine ...

Thanks for all your contributions and ideas,
Ciao, Have nice August, Margaux.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #25
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I hate avocado, hate the taste, hate the texture, but do love guacomole, that is the only thing I make with it and I have Mexican friends that love it, they say that my guacomole is better than some from the original source.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #26
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...Hass Mexican wrinkled black ripe Avocado
One minor point of contention: Hass avocados originated in California, not Mexico.

I love avocados, but don't buy them often because I'm the only one in the house who will eat them. Other than guacamole, I like them on salads with a little lime juice squeezed over the top, or paired with scrambled eggs.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #27
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We need a "like" button here! All of the dishes described here sound divine. Did you know...if you make a salad with avo in it, leave the pit (pip?) in the bowl until serving and this will prevent the avo from going brown.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #28
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Some avocado dishes I like:

BLT & avocado on toasted whole wheat or wrapped in a flour tortilla

Bruschetta/crostini topped with:

Diced avocado & drizzled with chimichurri sauce
Pico de gallo (w/ hearts of palm)
Mashed w/ lemon or lime juice, topped w/ halved cherry or grape tomatoes, & diced or minced red or white onion

Avocado deviled eggs (topped w/ tail-on shrimp)

Fish tacos w/ sliced avocado, & fresh diced deseeded tomatoes

Crab/avocado cakes

Tomato, avocado salad w/ fresh mozzarella

(Dave Lieberman's) Avocado salad with Lime (mustard) dressing:
Boston Lettuce Avocado Salad and Lime Dressing Recipe : Dave Lieberman : Recipes : Food Network

(Turkey) burgers with sliced avocado, tomatoes & bacon
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #29
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I like avokado served with roasted goat meat.
Once I baked goat meat pizza and had some slices of avokado i served to the kids before,, so i tried it with the pizza.
it was somehing very very tasty,

since then when i bake goat meat, avocado is always on the table.
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...if you make a salad with avo in it, leave the pit (pip?) in the bowl until serving and this will prevent the avo from going brown.
It is nothing but an urban legend, sorry to say.
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