Monday, January 20, 2014

Guacamole-making...thing.

I've mentioned before on this blog that I discovered a love of guacamole while living here in Hawai‘i. At least, my idiosyncratic version of guacamole. I've had some commercial stuff that I didn't particularly care for...

Anyway, for Christmas my family got me a guacamole-making...thing. I have no idea what to call it. If anyone knows the name for the thing below, please let me know.

Guacamole-making thing-a-ma-jobber.
I'll admit – I was slightly skeptical of its efficacy, but thought I'd give it a try, so the first trip to the store after getting back I picked up some avocados. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is actually perfectly designed and engineered to make guacamole – the sea-shell shaped end works amazingly for scooping the flesh out the avocado, and the spiky flower-y end does a smashing job of mushing the scooped-out avocado flesh up. I can see how it wouldn't work in the scenario I was imagining, as an unripe and hard avocado would be difficult to scoop out and mash (amazing tool or no). But for a ripe, soft avocado it works wonders. So thanks guys! I'll probably try to make guacamole a bit more often after this.

Since I put up my chili recipe a few weeks ago, I might as well close by putting up my guacamole recipe if anyone is feeling adventurous. It's pretty simple: take two ripe avocados and clean out the flesh. Add “a heaping spoonful” of mayonnaise – I'm not sure how much, about half a cup I'd say. Mix it well. Finally, mix in a can of tuna (drained). Add other seasonings or flavors as desired. (I usually see what I have lying about and toss small quantities in...minced garlic, onion flakes, various herbs, etc.) Consume on its own or with chips (my preferred method, sea salt and vinegar chips work quite well). Enjoy!

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