Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Guaca-HOLY-MOLY

Just in time for that big football game (PS no idea who is playing) I wanted to post my Big Bro's amazing Guacamole recipe... for whatever reason it's seriously tasty and I have absolutely no idea where it originated... ENJOY!

Serves 7-8

INGREDIENTS:
4 ripe avocados (hint: keep your Avocados in a sealed paperbag for a few days before making this - it ripens them up)
1 medium red onion, minced
1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed (very important!), minced
half a bunch of cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 a fresh lime
fine salt to taste (I would use the salt grinder type)
freshly grated black pepper to taste
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel,
put in a mixing bowl.

2. Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, chili,
cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more. Be sure
to taste and add quite a bit of salt and pepper.

3. Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve. Cover with plastic
wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation
from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

4. Just before serving, add the chopped tomato to the guacamole and mix.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

i'm really glad your brother doesn't add sour cream into the mix before blending. i hate that sea-foam looking guacamole some places serve.

Embert said...

If you put the pit from the avocado into the finished guac it helps keeps it from oxidizing as well.

Carmen said...

wowwweeee...thanks for the tip Embie.. I didn't know you were so skilled