My very first night time photo shoot! Spur of the moment thing; a friend requested a photo posting of my guacamole recipe after new years and—sweet as I am—I got right to it. Tucked my little man in and headed over to the kitchen. Even though it was relaxed to shoot without noise or a running toddler, whew! Absolute white balance horror. Now I know for sure why I prefer natural light!
My guacamole is nothing special or extraordinary, or maybe it is, it’s extra ordinary as in very plain and simple. But it’s the version I like best. Pure and basic, no frills. Avocados don’t need that, in my humble opinion.
What’s your favorite way of preparing guacamole?
1 small shallot
1/3 chili pepper
cilantro or parsley
1 garlic clove
Avocados. I love them. They’re so incredibly tasty and healthy. Cut the avocado’s lengthwise, take out the pit (I do this with a sharp knife) and scoop out the avocado flesh, put it in a bowl and coarsely mash it up with a fork.
I like a bit of zing to my guacamole, so I spike it with 1/3 chili pepper. You can leave it out, or use cayenne in stead. Your call.
Give the shallot the same treatment. I think adding very finely minced shallot brings guacamole to a higher level. It’s a great combination.
Still using the red garlic with the more intense flavor, so I went for 1/2 a garlic clove.
Finely chop a tomato. I’ve used a roma tomato this time, but have a habit of grabbing whatever I find in my fridge.
Normally you’d add cilantro but I can not stand the stuff. I hate it. Loathe it. The smell alone makes me ill and the flavor, well, it’s plain foul to me. So I use flat leaf parsley in stead. Finely chopped because nothing is worse than large pieces of fresh herbs in my guacamole. Yes, yes, I’m picky when it comes to my guacamole :)
Squeeze the juice of one lime in as well.
Add a bit of salt and give everything a good stir.
So … I guess that leaves me with a big bowl of guacamole and an open bag of tortilla chips. What to do? Oh, what to do? :)
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