Monday, September 17

Fire Grilled Corn Guacamole

Was anyone aware that yesterday, September 16, 2012, was National Guacamole Day? A day of celebration for this most delicious Mexican inspired concoction. As we near the end of avocado season here in Texas, being a huge fan of guacamole, I am a bit sad to see it go. A staple of our local Tex-Mex cuisine, guacamole is a popular garnish for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and even hamburgers. We will eat guacamole on anything and at anytime. I can make an entire meal out of this wonder of wonders. So a celebration was definitely in order here at Porter Central.

Pre-made guacamole? Sacrilege! It’s not hard to make good guacamole fresh, from scratch. It doesn’t take much time or any special tools. Just remember the key to making delicious guacamole is by using the freshest ingredients possible. The mixture should be chunky, never smooth, have fresh chilies, cilantro, lime juice, and avocados. This recipe is best made with the California-type avocados, those with rough, dark-green skins. Buy avocados that give slightly when pushed with your thumb. Don't attempt to make authentic guacamole without fully ripe avocados. If they're firm when you buy them, put them in a plastic bag with an apple or ripe banana and leave in a warm place for two or three days. The avocados are ready for guacamole when they feel butter-soft but not mushy.

Fire Grilled Corn Guacamole
This recipe is a nice change from your average guacamole.
 It will feed a CROWD but can easily be halved for a smaller gathering.
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  • 3 ears Corn, shucked, grilled and kernels cut from cob
  • 6 whole Avocados, diced
  • 2 Large Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup Onion, finely diced; I use a red onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 whole Limes, Juiced
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro Leaves, chopped
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper

  • In a bowl, combine corn kernels, diced avocados, diced tomato, jalapeno, minced garlic, lime juice and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste and stir gently to combine.

The best way to dice an avocado is to score the inside with a butter knife in a crossed fashion. Scoop out the flesh and your avocado will be cubed.

Grab a few avocados and make yourself a wonderful batch of guacamole....'ll be glad you did!

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