woensdag 9 mei 2012

Guacamole Sencillo - Simple Guacamole

After one month cooking with Rick Bayless, i still am a newbie to mexican cooking so nothing hass changed yet. But i have been choosing recipe of wich i could get the ingredients easily because i still haven't found a good source of jalapenos, pobalonos, tomatillos or mexican cheese. So the only green pepper i can buy is the green serrano pepper . So i made up my mind and now the substituting is" on" because otherwise i would not have a real impression of the mexican kitchen after six months. I know serranos aren't the same as Jalapeno, padron or poblano pepers but wat else am i supossed to do. I really enjoyed mexican cooking so far and it can only become better.

This weeks theme for cooking along with the I Heart Cooking Clubs is For mom! And ofcourse its all about pampering the mom in your live! I decided to treat my mom on some homemade guacamole another mexican basic i wanted to learn. I had guacamole before but never made my own and it tasted so much better then store bought(never going to do that again after this). Real easy to make to. My mum really liked it too, although mothersday still has to come;-)

Simple Guacamole
Guacamole sencillo

Rick bayless, as seen here
Serves 8 to 12 as a snack


2 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled
Hot fresh green chiles to taste (I’d choose 2 serranos), stems removed
3 ripe avocados, preferably the black-skinned Hass
A couple of tablespoons chopped fresh Mexican herbs (such as cilantro, pipisa or papalo)
1 small white onion (fresh knob onion—green tops still on—is best), finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
A little crumbled Mexican fresh cheese (queso fresco) for garnish Had to use greek feta
A sliced radish or two for garnish


Finely chop the garlic and green chiles, and scoop them into a bowl.
One at a time, run a knife down through each avocado, starting at the top, until you reach the pit; continue cutting around the pit until you reach the point you started.
Twist the two halves of the avocado apart. Remove the pit and discard. Scoop the flesh into the bowl with the chiles. Mash coarsely with the back of a spoon or an old-fashioned potato masher.
Add the herbs and onion, stir to combine, then taste. Season with salt (usually about a teaspoon) and lime juice. Scoop into a serving dish and garnish with cheese and radishes.

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8 opmerkingen:

  1. This looks wonderful, Yvette! I bought an avocado to make a guacamole and it is still green after a week, am waiting for it to ripen! LOL! And I cannot get those ingredients that you mentioned, except for the Jalapenos! I have yet to try at making anything truly Mexican! I think I have to skip this week's as well, hopefully will be able to make something for next week!

  2. Looks great! I have trouble finding some Mexican ingredients in Canada too - although jalapenos are available. I definitely use feta for the Mexi cheese though.
    I love guacamole - Rick sure does have lots of intriguing ways to dress it up. Beautiful!

  3. I like my guacamole with lots of stuff in it, but there's nothing like a good, plain guacamole sometimes. This sounds great!

  4. Yummy. I agree, there's not much better than homemade guac! Serranos are actually a pretty good substitute for jalapenos, so you're good to go on that front. If you can't find Queso Fresco and want to try your hand at making it - it is SUPER simple! I've made Rick's version (and still do often), it's on my blog here (http://www.girlichef.com/2011/01/making-queso-fresco-and-refried-beans.html) if you want it. =)

  5. I think you have done wonderfully so far with what you have had to work with. Homemade guacamole is the best. ;-)

  6. Can't beat wonderful, simple guacamole!

  7. Store bought guacamole can never compare to homemade - yours looks wonderful. The first time I made it I couldn't believe how easy it was to make something so tasty :)

  8. I think you are doing an amazing job finding and substituting ingredients for Rick's recipes. And, I would say a serrano is definitely very close to a jalapeno. Your guacamole looks terrific. So glad that you and your Mom enjoyed it!