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I’m in the process of importing all my links and tweaking the site, so please excuse the dust here. I hope to have everything back to normal very soon.
In the meantime, in honor of Cinco de Mayo (the day that commemorates Mexico’s victory over French occupation on May 5, 1861), I’m reposting a recipe for guacamole, which I’ve posted here before. Elise of Simply Recipes calls this the “perfect guacamole recipe.” I wholeheartedly agree. This guacamole recipe is delicious! *Paz licks her lips*
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
The Perfect Guacamole
2 ripe avocados
Ã‚Â½ red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
Garnish with red radishes or jicama.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more.
Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness. Be careful handling the peppers; wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes with your hands for several hours.
Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve.
Remember that much of this is done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.
Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.
Just before serving, add the chopped tomato to the guacamole and mix.
I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been cooking and blogging for one whole year now! ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a fun and challenging experience.
Thanks to all who have stopped by here, especially those who have taken time to leave a comment. I appreciate it very much. Thanks for all your encouragement and tips. It has made cooking even more fun and a greater learning experience. I also thank all the food bloggers, who are so creative and inspiring.
I look forward to another year of cooking adventures with you all!
Just in case you get that burning desire to reread certain posts like the time I burned the chocolate while making cordial cherries, or my attempt to make parathas that turned out as thick as car tires, or any of my other cooking adventures, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve finally managed to put together a blog index.
You can find it in the side bar links section or here.