Sunday, November 27, 2005

Guacamole Recipe

Who would ever think you'd hear a complaint about bland food from England? (see Auntie Norma's comments on the last entry). Truthfully, I think the food in England is quite good; but much of it is boiled (as opposed to, say, roasted in olive oil) and I think that's where the bland association comes in. However, no one can call Seriously Strong Cheddar mild!

Anyway, the Guacamole. A standard in Tex-Mex cooking. I used to mix in all kinds of things -- chopped tomatoes, jalepenos, onions, fresh garlic, etc -- making this dip quite laborious. Since acquiring 2 small children, I have streamlined things. And now, when I bring the simplified version to parties, it gets raves and requests for the recipe. Here it is:

Jenn's Guacamole

4-5 ripe avocados, yields to the touch but not mushy
Juice of 1/2 lime
Juice of 1/4 lemon
Generous shaking of Spicy Cajun Salt Mix (i.e. Tony Chachere's)
1/4 c. chopped cilantro

Mash avocados. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Serve with tostadas (corn chips).

If you don't have lemons AND limes, just use one or the other (but I really like both). Also, if you can find cilantro (coriander leaves), you can leave those out too, but it won't be as great.

5 ingredients, people. You can do this!


Aunty Norma said...

Thank you for the recipe ,Jenn...NOW what are Jalepenos,please?? will certainly try this recipe and let Debbie and Kate try it too..I love Cajun seasoning and have a BIG jar of it always in my fact I cook all meats with it..mmmm the way, English don't boil everything...they used to in the 'olden days' :o) cos people had to put up with old Chickens and meat that needed boiling haha xx

paula said...

Way to go aunty Norma, I hardly ever boil anything these days apart from pasta!! I hate boiled, tasteless food. I love Cajun seasoning too, it is amazing on meats!!! Thanks for the recipe Jenn, we'll definitely try it. XXX

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmm........I love Jenn's guacomole! It is soooooooooo delicious! Thanks for the receipe...I'll let mom know about it!