"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fruit & Nuts
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-18-2015, 12:24 PM   #21
Executive Chef
 
Roll_Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southeast US
Posts: 2,845
Avocado's IMO are like oysters in that you either love them or hate them.
I have never known anyone to be lukewarm on avocado's.

And yes. An unripe avocado is to be avoided. Or ripened at room temperature before using.
And don't feel to bad if you don't like them. There are many people who do not like them. Then there are people like my wife and myself.
We LOVE them.

Removed from skin/peel. Squeeze fresh lime juice all over and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Or make guacamole. Very good and very good for you!
__________________

__________________
Roll_Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 01:13 PM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,915
This video demonstrates slicing and dicing an avocado:
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 04:22 PM   #23
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: New Hampshire Seacoast
Posts: 802
As creative pointed out, you can put them in a paper bag to speed the ripening process. You don't necessarily need the banana. I've found that when they give a little to the touch they are ripe. I usually have to buy them a few days in advance of planning to use them.
__________________
tenspeed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 04:47 PM   #24
Master Chef
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 9,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChowDownBob View Post
I'd heard of avacados but never bought or eaten one until recently, when my daughter came home from school saying they'd talked about them in class and "could we try one?"

I stopped at the market on the way home and bought three of them and when I got home cut one up to see what was inside. I assumed you should take the skin off the outside and eat the pulpy / fleshy stuff inside, and of course found the stone in the middle - and it all seemed to go okay until we tasted it!!

It was horrible - such a strange texture and the taste, well, not one of us liked it and we decided that maybe you need to do something more to it or mix it with something, or steam it or fry or bake it maybe.

So what did we do wrong (if anything)? and if we didn't, do you get used to the taste and texture over time (not that we're likely to persist as it really wasn't all that pleasant)?
The first time I ate an avocado, I didn't care for it at all. It felt greasy, and garlicy. DW made fresh guacamole by smashing the avocado meat, adding diced, fresh tomato, and a little lime juice. It was better. I changed it up again by adding a little Tobasco Sauce and fresh cilantro, and changed the citrus to lime juice. This is my favorite guacamole.

I now love ripe avocado just sliced, maybe served in a pita pocket with thinly sliced, medium rare sirloin, and bean sprouts, or as a side dish on the plate with dinner.

The flavor grows on you, and once it does, you are hooked. They are delicious. I like the Haas Avocados the best, though I like the Florida ones as well. As the others have posted, the avocado must be ripe. It will not ripen until after it's picked. If your store only has unripe fruit, simple let it sit for a couple of days to ripen to perfection.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- http://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 04:51 PM   #25
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,915
Quote:
Originally Posted by tenspeed View Post
As creative pointed out, you can put them in a paper bag to speed the ripening process. You don't necessarily need the banana. I've found that when they give a little to the touch they are ripe. I usually have to buy them a few days in advance of planning to use them.
They will ripen on their own, but adding an apple or a banana will speed the process, because they both put out ethylene gas, a ripening hormone. Putting them in a bag collects and concentrates the gas, so they will ripen faster than leaving them on the counter, which will also work - eventually
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 05:48 PM   #26
Head Chef
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Inside the fridge
Posts: 1,708
Supposedly, Miracle Whip dressing instead of mayo when making avo sandwiches.
__________________
Caslon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 05:56 PM   #27
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,915
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caslon View Post
Supposedly, Miracle Whip dressing instead of mayo when making avo sandwiches.
Why?
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 06:36 PM   #28
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,305
gosh you guys, quit telling how to make them so they are good to eat, more for us
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 07:04 PM   #29
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,915
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
gosh you guys, quit telling how to make them so they are good to eat, more for us
I bet they're really good with that Tajin seasoning...
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 07:06 PM   #30
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,130
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
I bet they're really good with that Tajin seasoning...

Oooh! Now there's an idea!
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cook, eating

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.