Great Britain’s Guacamole game is poor and frankly an embarrassment!
Yes, I am sure there are great restaurants and artisan brands out there who are flying the flag for good green stuff, but the average consumer will find nothing but green sludge in their supermarket. Some of it isn’t even refrigerated!
Head over the pond and any restaurant
Guacamole can be pretty controversial, authenticity can be argued and disputed. I don’t claim to have the most authentic recipe, but I know it is closer to the real thing than the stuff you get in a tube on the shelve next to the taco kits.
First thing is that it needs to resemble an avocado, not smooth like a mousse. Smash it, don’t liquidise it, give that dip some love. Use a pestle and mortar if you have
Guacamole doesn’t keep well, leave it as late as you can before you make it, as close to serving time as possible. Putting the avocado seed back in the mixture does squat, no matter what Jack White* supposedly says.
Like everything I try to cook, this does not take long to make at all. You will have a glorious bowl of Guacamole before the cheese has melted on your tortilla chips.
How do you eat your Guacamole? Is my Recipe missing something? Tell me in the comments…
Guacamole Whiffo Style
My version of the green elixir. Coriander, not your thing? Take it out, we don’t judge here…
- 1 1/2 Ripe Avocados Skin Removed and Diced
- 1/2 Small Red Onion Finely Diced
- 2 Jalapenos Finely Diced
- 1/2 Lime for Juice
- 1 Ripe Plum Tomato Seeds Removed
- Maldon Sea Salt
- 1 Small Bunch of Coriander
In a Pestle and Mortar take the Jalapenos, Onion, Coriander, Tomatoes and salt, pound lightly to release the juices and make a chunky paste (you should still be able to see some resemblance of the original ingredients.
Add the Avocado and use the pestle to mix the ingredients, don’t pound! If your avocado is ripe enough, it will break down up still maintain a chunky texture. Add more Lime if you want a slighly more liquid dip as you mix.
Serve in any way your imagination sees fit.
*For the record, Jack White is as close as you can possibly get to god in this household. I know that Guacamole story is supposedly fiction, but if the man feels as passionate about good Guac as I do, I love him even more!