Jun 23, 2011

Easy Guacamole - Slicing and Dicing the Lazy (yet effective) Way!

Last week I promised to post my easy guacamole recipe but, to be honest, what makes it so easy is the slicing of the avocado itself!  There are no silly gadgets required which makes this so simple and relatively mess free.  Here is a detailed look at one of my all time favorite foods!

Easy Guac...
Featuring Pain Free Jalapeno Slicing

  • Slice avocado in half using sharp knife and following the pit around a circle...so much easier with pics...

    • Remove the pit by whacking it with a sharp knife...BE CAREFUL!!

    • Holding half the avocado in your palm slice the meat of the avocado lengthwise with the skin on.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO SLICE THROUGH THE SKIN for obvious reasons!!  Um...a smarter person would just put in on the cutting board and cut but I like to live life on the edge...the sharp edge...

    • Now slice on a diagonal one way and then the other way...

    • Use a spoon to scope the sliced up avocado into a bowl.  No need for mashing!!  :)

    • Add the juice of one lime...I used lemon because that's what I had on hand but it doesn't prevent the browning as well as lime does.  

    Now for the good ole jalapeno.  For those of you have been daring enough to slice these babies sans gloves you know how your fingertips can burn anything they touch for the next few hours...no matter how many times you wash your hands.  Eyes and lips be damned...that fiery touch will stay with you!  If you don't like the heat  get out of the kitchen...I couldn't resist!  But, seriously, if you don't want to burn your skin then slice your jalapeno the same way I do my PINEAPPLE by holding it by the stem and cutting straight down from top to bottom.  Rotate then cut down again  and again until all you are left with is the stem and seeds.  Toss and move on.  Need Visuals?

    Chop some red onion and fresh cilantro add a dash of salt and pepper & do a quick mix to combined it all together.  Throw 1 or 2 of the avocado pits back in (to preserve color) and you're done!

    Such a perfect accompaniment to any meal...well, I suppose you can make it a meal of it's own like we often do!  What's cookin' in your kitchen tonight?  Any great tips to share?  Feel free to leave a comment with your latest and greatest and a link to your blog if you feel like sharing.

    Stay tuned to Little Brick Ranch for Foodie Friday which will post at 8pm tonight!!
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