Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Other Talk "Otterville"

Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Old 07-03-15, 07:37 AM
  #51  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Working for Gizmonic Institute
Posts: 10,428
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
Peas? Sunflower seeds? What is this madness?

On the other hand, I always include tomatoes (and onions, but I suppose the scallions can substitute).
Not to mention broiling the jalapeno. You roast that motherfucker over lump charcoal, or you sit in a corner and feel bad. Plus " a heat proof pan?" All pans are heat proof. You mean "oven safe."

Old 07-03-15, 08:06 AM
  #52  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,912
Received 17 Likes on 13 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

You can always add some sushi-grade tuna to it! Or put it into a panini sandwich!
Old 07-03-15, 12:28 PM
  #53  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Relocated to Bot-Hell
Posts: 11,161
Received 131 Likes on 94 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Bunch of savages, pea in quac. No!
Old 07-03-15, 02:59 PM
  #54  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 34,969
Received 644 Likes on 501 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
From my perspective (here in California) it seems like it took New York 100 years to discover Mexican food and now they're pretending like they invented it. See Chipotle's popularity in Brooklyn.
Shitpotle is anything but authentic Mexican. It's for people that don't know the difference and hipsters.
Old 07-03-15, 04:06 PM
  #55  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Damfino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 6,552
Received 51 Likes on 41 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

I opened this thread thinking somebody bought some cheap supermarket guacamole that had peas as filler to save on the more expensive avocados.

In a nutshell, this is just wrong!

Some Mexican restaurants offer guacamole prepared table side from a cart of various ingredients that you can choose from. I have never once seen peas or sunflower seeds on any of these carts.
Old 07-03-15, 05:20 PM
  #56  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 53,737
Received 150 Likes on 110 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Maybe Chafee can make this his new platform.
Old 07-03-15, 05:31 PM
  #57  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
inri222's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 50,426
Received 166 Likes on 110 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Shitpotle is anything but authentic Mexican.
That's right my brother. The joint I go to makes beef tongue tacos on soft toasted corn tortillas (no hardshell or flour tortilla) with spring onion, cilantro and a side of cooked cactus & lime wedges. I don't eat that stuff (beef tongue) but that's some authentic shit right there.
Old 07-03-15, 05:40 PM
  #58  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Working for Gizmonic Institute
Posts: 10,428
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
That's right my brother. The joint I go to makes beef tongue tacos on soft toasted corn tortillas (no hardshell or flour tortilla) with spring onion, cilantro and a side of cooked cactus & lime wedges. I don't eat that stuff (beef tongue) but that's some authentic shit right there.


Make mine iguana.
Old 07-03-15, 08:46 PM
  #59  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 34,969
Received 644 Likes on 501 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
That's right my brother. The joint I go to makes beef tongue tacos on soft toasted corn tortillas (no hardshell or flour tortilla) with spring onion, cilantro and a side of cooked cactus & lime wedges. I don't eat that stuff (beef tongue) but that's some authentic shit right there.
Beef tongue is legit!
Old 07-03-15, 09:22 PM
  #60  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

As having the blood of a wetback... why the fuck would anyone want peas in their guacamole? Not one goddamn brownie would even think to put peas in guacamole.
Old 07-03-15, 09:30 PM
  #61  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 20,053
Received 164 Likes on 124 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Shitpotle is anything but authentic Mexican. It's for people that don't know the difference and hipsters.
You don't have to tell me. That was my point.

I've been aware of how popular the place is for a long time. Especially with East coast hipsters, hence my Brooklyn comment. I finally ate there last month because they were gracious enough to host a fund raiser for my kids school. Now it's certainly better than Del Taco, but it's very average. I concluded that the only explanation for its cult popularity is that it has franchised into places in the East that have never had good Mexican food before.

But why anyone who lives in CA would go to a Chipotle is beyond me. There are often better places on the same street.

I also found the ambiance really shitty. Their equipment is really loud and you can't hear the fucking person that's helping you and they make you go down the assembly line like at Subway picking items you want. NO WHERE ELSE EVER have I seen Mexican food presented this way. Just make me your fucking burrito your way and I'll judge it.
Old 07-03-15, 09:49 PM
  #62  
Dan
DVD Talk Hero
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: In the straps of boots
Posts: 26,190
Received 737 Likes on 525 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
why the fuck would anyone want peas in their guacamole? Not one goddamn brownie would even think to put peas in guacamole.
Old 07-03-15, 10:03 PM
  #63  
DVD Talk Legend
 
AGuyNamedMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: (formerly known as Inglenook Hampendick) Fairbanks, Alaska!
Posts: 16,472
Received 266 Likes on 188 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
That's right my brother. The joint I go to makes beef tongue tacos on soft toasted corn tortillas (no hardshell or flour tortilla) with spring onion, cilantro and a side of cooked cactus & lime wedges. I don't eat that stuff (beef tongue) but that's some authentic shit right there.
Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Beef tongue is legit!
I, too, am down with the lengua. Who'd have thought that in Fairbanks I'd find not one but TWO places that serve excellent tacos de lengua for a cheap and delicious lunch.

But peas replace avocados in GUACAmolé? Peas!? Bitch, please.
Old 07-03-15, 10:10 PM
  #64  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 16,171
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

I was taught by a real Abuela that lived a little south of Playa Del Carmen, this is her recipe as I wrote it down. By far the best I have ever had (less is more, or simple is better IMO)

Ingredients

3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
3 tomatillos, husked and chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
3 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 drops hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix avocados, tomatillos, red onion, roma tomatoes, and lime juice. Season with red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, and salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate at least 45 minutes before serving.

also to note, the giant seed in the center of the avocado **MUST** stay with the guacamole at all times, do not discard.

and no fucking peas!
Old 07-03-15, 10:50 PM
  #65  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 53,737
Received 150 Likes on 110 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

So, after you make the guac, you put the seed back in the bowl? Separation anxiety or something?
Old 07-03-15, 11:19 PM
  #66  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Why keep the seed?
Old 07-04-15, 12:09 AM
  #67  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
tasha99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: the North
Posts: 6,414
Received 132 Likes on 85 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Some people say it helps to keep the color from turning. I think that's mostly the lime juice, but I have noticed that if I store a cut avocado in saran wrap with the pit in it, it seems to keep longer. Might be my imagination--I've never actually compared 2 halves.
Old 07-04-15, 12:18 AM
  #68  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 34,969
Received 644 Likes on 501 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Yeah, the seed is garnishment. I've seen it in bowls of it before. No harm, no foul.
Old 07-04-15, 12:22 AM
  #69  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 34,969
Received 644 Likes on 501 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
You don't have to tell me. That was my point.

I've been aware of how popular the place is for a long time. Especially with East coast hipsters, hence my Brooklyn comment. I finally ate there last month because they were gracious enough to host a fund raiser for my kids school. Now it's certainly better than Del Taco, but it's very average. I concluded that the only explanation for its cult popularity is that it has franchised into places in the East that have never had good Mexican food before.

But why anyone who lives in CA would go to a Chipotle is beyond me. There are often better places on the same street.

I also found the ambiance really shitty. Their equipment is really loud and you can't hear the fucking person that's helping you and they make you go down the assembly line like at Subway picking items you want. NO WHERE ELSE EVER have I seen Mexican food presented this way. Just make me your fucking burrito your way and I'll judge it.


Out here, and we have a shitload in L.A., white folks and hipsters, for the most part, don't like the real deal, because they don't feel "safe" in those environments. Yes, you will see them in gentrified neighborhoods but they will never venture out to try it for themselves. Maybe if they get lucky and they're stumbling out of the club and a taco stand is up then they will.

Out here, the best taco places are located in "Highland Park," which is a community within Los Angeles.
Old 07-04-15, 04:58 AM
  #70  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 32,603
Received 437 Likes on 310 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
As having the blood of a wetback... why the fuck would anyone want peas in their guacamole? Not one goddamn brownie would even think to put peas in guacamole.
I say the same of fried rice with peas and carrots. This yellow man hates that shit.
Old 07-04-15, 11:30 AM
  #71  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 16,171
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

The seed helps keep the avocado fresh or so Mayan legend from an old women would have me believe.
Old 07-04-15, 11:33 AM
  #72  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 16,171
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

The reasons I like Chipotle (and I classify it similarly to Taco Bell, it's 'Mexican Like' or 'Mexican Style' food, but not Mexican food)

Cheap
Fast
Consistent
Filling
good quality for 'fast food' (but a bit heavy on the salt)
and I can easily get a meat free meal when the gout starts acting up (double scoop of black beans and then guac, instead of meat)
Old 07-04-15, 11:36 AM
  #73  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 20,053
Received 164 Likes on 124 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Originally Posted by 4KRG View Post
I was taught by a real Abuela that lived a little south of Playa Del Carmen, this is her recipe as I wrote it down. By far the best I have ever had (less is more, or simple is better IMO)

Ingredients

3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
3 tomatillos, husked and chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
3 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 drops hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix avocados, tomatillos, red onion, roma tomatoes, and lime juice. Season with red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, and salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate at least 45 minutes before serving.

also to note, the giant seed in the center of the avocado **MUST** stay with the guacamole at all times, do not discard.

and no fucking peas!
An ENTIRE red onion? Wow. I use maybe 1/4 of an onion.
Old 07-04-15, 03:49 PM
  #74  
Senior Member
 
hal9000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Stuck in traffic on the 5 fwy somewhere in Los Angeles
Posts: 668
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

If you made that NY Times version of Guacamole out here in California you'd be shot on the spot. And rightfully so... that recipe is a fucking atrocity. Fuckin' East Coasters, Jesus Christ!
Old 07-04-15, 03:54 PM
  #75  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 53,737
Received 150 Likes on 110 Posts
Re: Guacamole: Peas or no peas?

Vegeracist.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.