Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Guacamole: The best you will find ~ north of the border

***Before I send you on a quest to learn how to make The Best guacamole you have ever had, I want to remind you about my giveaway this week. If you have not entered, please click HERE and enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on MONDAY'S Post.
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The best ~ that is really a tall order don't you think? I have to say with confidence, that my husband will strongly profess that this is a true statement. He always measures other people's guacamole dip up against mine, and very seldom finds any that he says is as good....he is just too sweet.

In fact, when we first got married, we were invited to Sunday dinner at his parents house with the whole family. They were having Mexican food - fajitas - and his mom was going to make guacamole. My husband told her to stop and let me make it......can you imagine......I was horrified. He announced that no one made it like I did and he wanted my guacamole. And bless her heart, she graciously let me make it. Bless her heart. I will never forget that day. Ever.

The horror of the moment was over shadowed and I have to admit, replaced with beaming love for my husband. I don't recall another single moment when he professed he liked something I did better than his own mother. Sometimes, the man can amaze me.

Below is the details on how I make my guacamole....and to be honest, this recipe is adapted by the version my mom used to make. It is really good.


List of amigos: Avocados, tomatoes (mine are fresh from the garden) onion, garlic salt, black pepper, hot sauce, lemon and chips


First, slice the avocados down the center. Remove the seed.


Important step: next score the inside of the avocado halves with a knife in a cross grain pattern.


Next, using a large spoon, scoop out the insides into a bowl. This process makes removing the avocado from the shell easy and none of the good stuff goes to waste.


See, this is all that is left in the shell......this step makes it easy peasy, and we did not waste any of the goodness, it's all in the bowl.


Cut up some fresh tomatoes, like I said, these are out of my garden and offer great flavor in this recipe. You don't have to cut them up too small, mine are about 1/4 to 1/2 in chunks. Also, slice finely about a half of an onion. Sorry, the onions missed their photo shoot, just know you have to slice them up small.


Throw all in a bowl, see the onions, they are peeking out to say hello. Now add your spices to taste. Add garlic salt, pepper and you can throw in a dash of kosher salt if you like, don't skimp on the spices. Add a few dashes of hot sauce, go less if you don't care for too much hot. I usually add about 4- 5 good shakes of the hot sauce. Add a generous amount of lemon, you can use fresh if you have it, if not the bottled will do. This is important to keep the avocados from turning brown, but it does add to the taste. Trust me.

Now, mix with a hand mixer. Mix well. I only use a hand mixer. I know some use a food processor (the way my mother in law did) but I don't like how the dip will all turn all mushy, I like to see the good veggies in the dip.


Mix until all the avocado is mixed well with the tomatoes and onions. Don't worry about the chunks of tomato, that's is what makes it so good, just let them be as they are. Chunky.


Viola ~ does this not look good? And this is really quiet easy. It looks so pretty and I promise you if you are having this for a special occasion, it won't last long....


Um, see what I mean. I just left the room to take another photo and look who is stealing a bite...or two. Have I ever told you that happens a lot around here? It drives me nuts.


I told you, this won't last long.....it is that good.


Guacamole

you will need:

4-5 ripe avocados
2 large tomatoes, or 3-4 small tomatoes - diced
1/2 of a large onion chopped small
garlic salt
pepper
lemon
kosher salt - optional
hot sauce - your choice of brand

How to:

Chop avocados, tomatoes, onion and place in a mixing bowl. Now add lemon juice, and spices to taste. Shake in hot sauce to your liking. Mix with a hand mixer until blended to a nice consistency. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. Try and keep a bite stealing husband out of the bowl.
~Hope you enjoy my version of this great favorite.

14 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! I luuurrve guacomole.

    It's funny--we're both CO ladies who don't live in the state. I lived there for 23 years as a child and younger adult, and now am transplanted to the Seattle area. Funny how CO stays in your heart.

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  2. YUM! I love the guac!
    You've been BOO_ED! Stop by and see what it's all about!

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  3. I love guacamole. Your recipe sounds great. Restaurants use a fork to mash and mix it.

    You've been Boo-ed! Come find out what that means. :-O

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  4. Isn't it nice when a husband thinks one of your recipes is the hands down winner? Chocolate chip cookies do it for my hubby. :)

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  5. okay I just licked my screen! I LOVE gauc and that looks and sounds so yummy

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  6. yummo...one of my favs.
    thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'm going to try this, we love guacamole! :)

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    Kristinia- Loving Heart Mommy
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  8. I make a similar recipe and now I REALLY want some. Feel free to send me a batch! I'm here to let you know you have been Boo-ed. Seemy blog for details.

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  9. Looks absolutely delicious! I love guac on tacos, too!

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  10. Umm Can I come over? That looked amazing!! Delicious!

    Thanks for the recipe.

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  11. I came across your blog and I could not help but comment! Just by reading your profile I could not help but giggle! We have quite a few things in common. You long to live in Colorado and I live here. You mentioned you have a cabin here...so do we! I have family in the vacinity of UNT, where your son goes and last but, no least...Our love for Dachshunds! I can not wait to try your recipe for Guac!

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  12. I'm not going to lie... I've never tried guacamole in my life. Not because I know I won't like it, but because I don't like how it looks.

    It doesn't look right.

    I know, I should move past my third grade eating habits, but why start now?!? :)

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  13. This is one of my favorite foods. I like them anyway they are fixed. Also, it is a healthy food.

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  14. Mmmm...guacamole is one of my all-time faves. I just bought 2 avocados for me the other day. Now I know what to do with them!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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