Saturday, July 12, 2008

Alton's Guacamole

I talk a lot about Rachael Ray, but I also love Mr. Alton Brown. Last night was the perfect night for some Corona's, guacamole and some super easy enchiladas. (I did not have the Roma's but I did have some strawberry tomatoes and they worked know 80/20:)

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown
3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.

P.S. This is good but nothing beats the guacamole and mojitos at Cafe Atlantico (see pic) in DC! Not sure what the secret is??????


Anonymous said...

Cure the molcajete with the fresh lime, then mix the serrano peppers, cilantro and the red onions!!
NOW take your time in getting all the flavors out of them.....

is time and love what make's it amazing!

Former GM and Cafe Atlantico.

SarahE said...

Mr. Carpaccio...thank you so much for tip! I worked at 7th and Pennsylvania for a couple of years and Atlantico brings back some great memories for me.