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Old 07-15-06, 08:01 PM
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I need a good guacamole recipe.

I love that stuff, from scratch only, that premade crap at the store is not good.

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Old 07-15-06, 08:11 PM
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Take some ripe avocadoes. peel and seed them.

Put in bowl with some good chunky salsa.

Mash.

Enjoy.
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Old 07-15-06, 08:19 PM
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ConcordFoods has one of the best guacamole dip seasonings I've tasted. Just mix it with fresh avos and the salsa of your choice. Be sure to get the avocados from the US and NOT Chile. We had a local store try the cheap route and sold the Chile avocados but I complained they tasted like shit and so did others, and the California avocados are back in the produce selection.

And don't take the recipe directions exactly as they state. Season the avocado mixture a little at a time. If you do it like they want you to, the seasoning will overwhelm the avocado taste.
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Old 07-15-06, 09:06 PM
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From the wife:

Well, I don't really have a "recipe", but I just throw everthing in a bowl.

2 Avacados mashed
1/2 large lime squeezed for juice
2 small roma tomatoes
3 tbsp. of fresh cilatro
1/2 small onion

I really don't eat mine spicy, but you can also add a couple of tsp. of diced jalapeno. I also try to let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let all the flavors blend together, but that isn't necessary.

All ingredient amounts are very rough, mine is never the same twice, but always delicious. Hope that helps
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The one time I tried making it, I obviously got carried away with the spices and the finished product was strong enough to do the Mexican Hat Dance by itself.
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Old 07-15-06, 09:54 PM
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Just made fresh guac with the SO tonight. Simple stuff. Avocado, diced tomatoes, diced onions, diced jalapenos, chopped cilantro (leaves only, no stems), salt. Mash the onions, jalapenos and cilantro together with a mortar and pestle, flavor with salt, then mix with tomatoes and avocado. Not complicated, and you can add more or less of each ingredient to taste.
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as for store-bought. it all sucks balls with the shining exception of Trader Joe's brand.
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You could also just serve Avacados split, depitted, with salt sprinkled on the top with a spoon. Or you could just put an spoonfull of salse in the middle and serve it on the side of everyone's plate.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
From the wife:

Well, I don't really have a "recipe", but I just throw everthing in a bowl.

2 Avacados mashed
1/2 large lime squeezed for juice
2 small roma tomatoes
3 tbsp. of fresh cilatro
1/2 small onion

I really don't eat mine spicy, but you can also add a couple of tsp. of diced jalapeno. I also try to let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let all the flavors blend together, but that isn't necessary.

All ingredient amounts are very rough, mine is never the same twice, but always delicious. Hope that helps
It will. Gracias.
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Old 07-16-06, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by pinata242
From the wife:

Well, I don't really have a "recipe", but I just throw everthing in a bowl.

2 Avacados mashed
1/2 large lime squeezed for juice
2 small roma tomatoes
3 tbsp. of fresh cilatro
1/2 small onion

I really don't eat mine spicy, but you can also add a couple of tsp. of diced jalapeno. I also try to let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let all the flavors blend together, but that isn't necessary.

All ingredient amounts are very rough, mine is never the same twice, but always delicious. Hope that helps
My wifes is also very similar to that. Very simple, fresh, and yummy.

IMHO, the key is the lime and cilatro. Get both fresh and experiment with the amounts. On occasion I will throw in a couple of shots of Chipolte Tobasco sauce. It changes the flavor to a more smokey, roasted taste.
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Avocados, lime, tomato, onion, fresh cilantro --- amounts to taste. A bit of salt.

Spicy - go for Serrano peppers, not jalapeno! Much tastier.

Different - add a bit of fresh ginger.

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Old 07-16-06, 11:33 AM
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If you make it too spicy, mix in some cream cheese to cool it down.
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Old 07-16-06, 06:36 PM
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Guacamole is all about teh avocado. If you have ripe avocados, you don't really need to adulterate them with anything. Mash up some chopped garlic and serrano with some salt, then add avocados and mash some more. Finish off with chopped cilantro and lime juice. That's all you really need.

Figure about one clove of garlic, one serrano chile, and half a lime per avocado, but it's really to your taste. Keep in mind, the avocado will balance out some of the heat from the chile.

You can use a mortar and pestle if you have one, but a bowl and fork will work just fine.

No cream cheese, thanks.
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Old 07-16-06, 06:57 PM
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My wife's recipe has garlic powder, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and a little bit of salsa. Good stuff.
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Old 07-17-06, 10:28 AM
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I'm not seeing garlic in any of the above recipes....I don't know why that is. Good quacamole ALWAYS has some garlic in it.
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Originally Posted by Seeker
Avocados, lime, tomato, onion, fresh cilantro --- amounts to taste. A bit of salt.

Spicy - go for Serrano peppers, not jalapeno! Much tastier.

Different - add a bit of fresh ginger.
That is the way I do mine...

Avocados
Lime
Tomato
Onion
Cilantro
Serrano peppers

Mix
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Old 07-18-06, 10:35 AM
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Lawry's has an excellent seasoning packet for making guac. It is the best I have ever tasted. I add a couple of roma tomatoes to mine for filler.
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Old 07-18-06, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by debbert
I'm not seeing garlic in any of the above recipes....I don't know why that is. Good quacamole ALWAYS has some garlic in it.
That is what I thought, but I wasn't sure. My guac. the typical ingredients (tomato, onion, jalapeno), and a packet of seasoning, I am not sure what brand.
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Old 07-18-06, 12:08 PM
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I love garlic - can't get enough of it.

But good guac does NOT need garlic - you can ADD garlic (or ginger), but that is to give the guac a slightly different flavor, especially if the avocadoes are getting old.
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