What’s Cooking – Homemade Guacamole by Rachel Green

Pestle & Mortar Practical “Make your own Guacamole”
Pestle & Mortar Practical
“Make your own Guacamole”

Ingredients:

  • 3 avocados , ripe but not bruised
  • Juice 1 large lime
  • Handful of coriander , leaves and stalks chopped, plus a few leaves, roughly chopped, to serve
  • 2 x garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 chilli , red or green, “hot or not so hot” deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Halve and stone the avocados (saving a stone) and use a spoon or avocado tool to scoop out the flesh into the Mortar and pulverise with the Pestle.
  2. Determine your level of heat and add appropriate chilli
  3. Place unpeeled garlic clove in Garlic press and add to the Mortar,
  4. Add finely chopped coriander
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Use the pestle to roughly mash everything together (continue mashing for a smoother finish)
  7. Scatter with rough cut coriander leaves.
  8. Adjust seasoning, lime juice and garlic to taste.
  9. Serve with crudités or tortilla chips and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
  10. The addition of fine cut onion and tomato add extra flavour and colour.

Mexican feast

Our Mexican Night In
Our Mexican Night In

Just before my sister left for Poland, Mark prepared for us an authentic Mexican feast. Like always all dishes were homemade from scratch.

It was soooooooo gooooood!

Have a look what we had…

Corn tortillas
Corn tortillas
Mexican Mole
Mexican Mole
Guacamole
Guacamole
Salsa
Salsa
Slow cooked beef
Slow cooked beef
Sour cream
Sour cream
Sweet corn
Sweet corn
Cheese and salad
Cheese and salad

Put all together and…

You get a delicious fully loaded tortilla!
You get a delicious fully loaded tortilla!