Monday, 17 November 2008
Guacamole or Guac, which it's more commonly known as apparently comes from Spain. See I've always been under the impression that it was Mexican, but apparently not. I'm not sure the source that it's from Spain is correct, but wherever it's from it sure is yummylicious!
When i first tried guacamole i hated it. I hated it so much that i spat it out, guess who made it? Tesco's. My dad loved avocados, he liked it pureed with some cream in it. So i decided to try it, and guess what? I loved it, that beautiful creamy,nutty, buttery flavour was just so yum! And the health benefits should make you love it just for the benefits sake. Although it has a high fat content, it contains the good fat (monosaturated). It also contains 60% more potassium than bananas, it has more fiber then any other fruit and is packed with vitamins B, E and K!. See i told you it was good for you.
Ever since finding new love for avocados, I've been scouring the web for a good traditional guacamole recipe which is simple but del'ish. i finally found one the other day and after reading the reviews i knew it was the 'one'.
Here it is: Simply Recipes -Perfect Guacamole.
I pretty much followed this recipe to the tee. I only added one chilli as i thought it might overpower the flavour, i thought one was perfect.
Tip: keep the stone to your avocados. Once you have finished making your guac, if your not going to eat it right away, place the stones in the guac, and cover tightly with cling film. if you don't do this the flesh will oxidize and turn brown quickly, which isn't too appealing.
So what can you do with it? It's traditionally eaten as a dip with tortilla crisps or added on top of tacos. I had mine today spread in a baguette with some tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and feta. Yum!