As UK politics implodes following the EU referendum, I offer you a moment of peace and quiet. Obviously, you could read my book (available via Amazon!) or you could get cooking with avocados. Take out your frustrations on a small, inanimate green object: mash it to smithereens…
Here is this week’s Making Mondays Marvellous recipe: Guacamole
Obviously, this is my version of it rather than a recipe book’s. I know you are supposed to use lime, but I didn’t have any so used lemon. I think the red onion added a nice touch. Fresh coriander would have been good too, but it turns out I had a jar of coriander leaf in the cupboard which made a decent substitute. (No – please don’t ask why I would have a spare jar of coriander leaf. It was probably bought for a purpose a long time ago, and it is probably best that you don’t ask what it’s best-before date is…)
First, the aggression part: mash two ripe avocado pears in a bowl. Finely chop/slice the onion and tomatoes. Add them to the avocado and mix. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon and sprinkle in a decent amount of coriander leaf. Finally, add ground or crushed chillies to give a bit of zing. I think the creamy avocado will tolerate quite a lot, but of course your palate might not!
Verdict? Well, the photo doesn’t do it much credit. It was delicious, and was enjoyed by the Withenay parents with their chicken fajitas / tortilla wraps. The children, as usual, were a lot more skeptical: I couldn’t hide away the healthy ‘green’ of avocados under the veil of chocolate. I think lime would have given it a bit more zip than the lemon juice did, and I’m sure fresh coriander would have added more flavour. But, overall, it was a good ‘store cupboard’ homemade guacamole.
Family verdict: ????
(That’s really to indicate some liked and some disliked, but their reasoning was wrong!)
How do you make guacamole? Give this a try and see what you think!
Don’t forget to buy the book – no recipes included!
Beware the Falling Avocados is available as a paperback in the UK HERE and as a kindle version HERE. In the US the paperback is HERE and the kindle version is HERE.