Tuesday, April 25, 2006

an avocado emergency

OK, so I bought a bag of 25 avocados for $5. At that price, can you blame me? The problem, of course, is that now I have 25 avocados. (Only about five are ripe right now, thank god.) I'm gonna need some ideas other than guacamole, and that's where you come in. Got any creative ideas?

I do hear that avocado makes a good hair conditioner. I just hope it doesn't come to that.


Anonymous Vinnie said...

I always love a slice of avocado instead of cheese on a sandwich. And some chopped avocado in a salad is nice.

5:27 AM  
Blogger lis said...

you can make a good sandwhich spread by mashing up avocado with olive oil and salt.

I suggest you use this abundance of avocadoes as an excuse to buy an ice cream maker and you can make avocado gelato:

8:03 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Freeze them! Peel and halve and pit the avocados, douse them with lime juice, and put them in freezer bags (a few halves per bag). If you have cilantro, tomatos, and/or chilis hanging around waiting to go bad, throw them in too. Freeze as is. When you want guacamole in the future, thaw one bag, then mush it up right there in the bag to the desired consistency, and then add seasoning and anything handy that would lend itself to guacamole. (I suppose you could pre-mush as well, but it's fun to look forward to.)

Other freezing options: I've seen several recipes for huevos rancheros-esque breakfast casseroles that call for fresh avocado. You could make a whole pan, eat some now, and freeze the rest.

Have fun--and let us know what you decide!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Lisa B. said...

Make a salad with oranges, avocados, and cardamom seeds--maybe a little chopped red onion. Lovely vinaigrette. It's wonderful.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Dr. Write said...

I think I've heard of an avocado tart type thing. Can't remember where. But it sounds good, if odd.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hi! Long time reader, first time commenter:

My favorite way to eat fresh avocado is to cut it in half, remove the pit, fill the pitted halves with your basic shrimp cocktail sauce and adorn each half with shrimp. Serve chilled as a shrimp cocktail and include a spoon to eat the avocado after the shrimp are gone.

The combination of cocktail sauce and avocado sounds odd, but is actually quite tasty.

8:54 AM  
Blogger lindsey starr said...

I have a recipe that I have made a ton (as it is soooo good!) It is requested often when I need to bring something.... and it is always devoured. Have a fork on hand to get the last of it- you won’t want any to go to waste!!

Avocado and Feta Salsa
2 gloves of garlic – minced
2 Tbs (or more) of fresh parsley – chopped
1/2 tsp of oregano
1 Tbs of olive oil
2 Tbs red wine vinegar

2 plum tomatoes - chopped
1/4 cup of red onion – chopped (or more if using Vidalia)
4 oz crumbled feta
2 avocados – cut in chunks (put in last, right before serving, to avoid browning)

mix and serve with nacho chips and/or quartered, toasted pita pockets

12:18 PM  

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