Guacamole

Guacamole

Much excitement. The grocer actually had some coriander leaves in stock.  I will not tell you the cost. There were also some avocados. Again the price was frightening.  However I had a craving for nachos and guacamole.  I bought three avocados, three tomatoes, a bunch of coriander, and two packets of Doritos.

Real Guacamole

Mash the avocados in a bowl with a tablespoon of lime juice and about half a teaspoon of salt.

Finely chop the bunch of coriander, a clove of garlic (or use a teaspoon of garlic paste) an onion, three tomatoes and three chillies, then pound them all to a paste in a mortar, with a squeeze more of lime juice and a few green peppercorns. I believe using a mortar and pestle to smash the vegetables has a profoundly positive effect on the flavour. It seems to really bring out the coriander taste especially.

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Mix the paste into the avocado.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Serve with Nachos or with crudites; strips of celery, carrot and capsicum.  Also nice on toast for breakfast with a few drops of Tabasco.

Guacamole Party Dip

To make it go further at a party as a dip, double the recipe and mix in two pottles of sour cream, a few drops of tabasco and a little more salt, and a tablespoon of Best brand mayonnaise. 

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About Alan

Alone in a sea of spinifex.
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