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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Guacamole - Easy peasy parties

When I bought my wee little house I was determined to have a summer house warming and a massive barbeque, unfortunately after agreeing to purchase in May it was almost Christmas by the time I got the keys and far too cold for al fresco dining. My house is also far too small for more than a handful to dine inside.

It took me over 6 months to get my act together and organise the house warming perfectly in time for summer. Ive since had a repeat bbq and when it came to celebrating my 30th I decided that despite the fact it was mid March I would do the same.

Over the next few posts Im going too let you in on a few quick recipes that can help you look like a fab host/genius starting with one of my favourite recipes handed to me by one of my old work colleagues who attended that first housewarming - Neal.

Guacamole

  • 4 soft avocadoes
  • 1 lime
  • 100ml sour cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 deseeded red chilli (optional)

This is so easy its almost a joke to put it up as a recipe but so many people dont have a notion what to do with avocadoes (much like myself a few years ago) and the stuff you get in jars is so awful (unlike some of the really tasty salsa you can get - Id definitely cheat on this one).

Halve and pit your avocadoes, scoop out the flesh and put in a big bowl or food processor. Squeeze in the lime juice, add the salt, pepper, sour cream and chilli. Whizz in the food processor or mash with a masher. Easy peasy. Just dont do it too far ahead of time as if its sat out for too long it loses its lovely green colour

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