Thursday, December 22, 2011

Creamy Garlic Guacamole

Creamy Garlic Guacamole
Unfortunately like most children I never caught onto the magic that is avocado. Its vibrant green colour may be slightly offensive to those out of the loop but it doesn't take long to discover the secret love hidden within its wrinkly exterior.

The downside of learning to love the avocado is the addiction - and it's not a cheap one at that. Hence I considered it not only my right but also my responsibility to take advantage of the cheap produce to be found in the markets of Colombia

Needless to say that guacamole became a daily ritual. After experiencing a whole host of guacamole recipes I find myself doting on creamy garlic guac.

Ingredients: Mashed avocado
                 Cayenne pepper
                 Finely crushed garlic
                 Sour cream
                 Lemon juice
                 Salt and pepper to taste

Fry the shallot, garlic and a light touch of cayenne pepper with salt to help sweat the shallot. Let this cool then stir through the mashed avocado adding 1 tablespoon of sour cream per avocado. Add salt and pepper to taste and lemon juice to stop the mixture from turning brown.

Ideally served with crackers, corn chips, patacones or on sandwiches as a healthy alternative to mayonnaise. 

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