Avocado...on everything!

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CookieMonster84
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Avocado...on everything! - Tue, 01/8/08 4:04 PM
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The great thing about winter is that I get those great Chilean avocados in my supermarket that are in season in the Southern Hemisphere. When I lived in Chile, I learned to eat avocado with absolutely everything - and my favorite is to spread it on toast with some butter in the morning. I just had some today and it was soo good and it makes my skin and hair feel great. YUm.

What are you favorite avocado recipes?

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Tue, 01/8/08 6:21 PM
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Avocado, cream cheese, tomatoe, red onion, bean sprouts and a little mayo on a toasted hoagie roll.

I slice it an put it on almost all my sandwiches.

Second favorite. Tostada with refried beans, avocado, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.

joe

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Tue, 01/8/08 6:29 PM
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I love it sprinkled with a little salt and spooned right out of the skin!! Like it in everything. Makes a great Mexican chicken salad.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 01/9/08 2:35 PM
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I'm With Lynn... Split it in half, dig out the pit, salt and spoon away!! If you want to get "fancy" a few drops of lime juice in the crater will add to the "goodness"

The pros and cons of living in the Ohio Valley...CON- We never get any cheap avocados (like the 6 for a Buck we used to see in SoCal!). PRO- Now and then we get some "not too expensive" at a local market. The natives don't understand that "soft is good" when it comes to touching the avocados!! So we usually find the ripe ones left by the locals !!!

Chopped up with onion and tomato cut the same way, Smushed just a bit so that it is still in chunks, but sticks together, Stir in a little Salsa and the level of "hotness that you like and you have the ultimate condiment. I love this on Bacon-Burgers and Hot Link Sausages.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 01/9/08 2:47 PM
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I fill the cavity with balsamic vinegar and now my kids do it the same way.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 01/9/08 2:52 PM
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Great with boiled shrimp.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 01/9/08 3:06 PM
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We like to make a spicy thai salad with pink grapefruit, unsweetened toasted coconut, shallots and avocado. The dressing is thai chiles, lime juice, fish sauce and a little sugar.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 01/9/08 3:28 PM
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I could eat my weight in a good guacamole!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 01/9/08 7:09 PM
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Split with a squeeze of lime juice!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Thu, 01/10/08 6:45 AM
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Hello All,
I had my first taste of avocado 2 years ago at the age of 50,
and I fell in love with it.
I just slice it up and eat it plain, with a sip of Dr. Pepper after
each bite.
Dang it, I think I'll slice one up now.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Thu, 01/10/08 7:43 AM
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My favorite is halved with crab salad in the cavity.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Thu, 01/10/08 9:01 AM
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I cut it in half, take out the seed, pour french dressing into the crater and eat with a spoon.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Thu, 01/10/08 9:09 AM
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Avacado- an almost perfect food- good for your skin and hair and heart! Guac is good, but I like them in a salad I learned from an aunt, while living in Florida- grapefruit supreme slices, avacado slices- placed on salad green of choice- mix sour cream with a little lime juice and a healthy dab of honey, use as a dressing and spoon over salad. A really tasty, bright and easy salad! Also love sliced avacados on fish tacos!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Thu, 01/10/08 11:09 AM
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hamburgers!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Fri, 01/11/08 10:39 AM
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A nice little first course adapted by me from Jacques Pepin's "Fast Food My Way":

Halve, pit, peel, and large-dice the avocado. Toss it with a little lime juice to prevent darkening.

Lay a little shredded lettuce on a salad plate. Top with avocado.

In a small bowl, mix together a little ketchup and mayo, thin with a little water, add hot sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. Drizzle sauce around salad or over the avocado.

Top with fried tortilla strips, crushed tortilla chips, or even sunflower seeds, almonds -- anything to add a little crunch.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Fri, 01/11/08 10:56 AM
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Avocado slices are yummy on a BLT!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Fri, 01/11/08 1:51 PM
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My new favorite is "Tempura-Fried Avocado" with a touch of horseradish marmalade. (Thank you Cask and Cleaver, Fallbrook, CA!)
This is a hit even with my "I don't like avocado" son.
But, it is the only way he will eat them.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Fri, 01/11/08 6:03 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Salustra

My new favorite is "Tempura-Fried Avocado" with a touch of horseradish marmalade. (Thank you Cask and Cleaver, Fallbrook, CA!)
This is a hit even with my "I don't like avocado" son.
But, it is the only way he will eat them.


Some Mexican restaurants do fried avocados by filling the cavity with seafood dressing and breading and frying the whole thing. Not bad but the avocado flavor gets lost in all the dressing and breading.

joe

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Fri, 01/11/08 7:01 PM
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I was worried about that with the Tempura-battered ones, but it didn't happen. The tempura batter is so light it doesn't cover up the avocado flavor. The frying makes the texture of the avocado even creamier. The horseradish marmalade (in very small doses!) gives it some zip.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Thu, 01/17/08 2:01 AM
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Oh you guys!!

Wonderful stuff. Roadfood rocks.

Zaatar, that salad with grapefruit remdinds me of something I had in Hong Kong. I remember it well. I'm going to go do it!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Sun, 01/27/08 10:34 AM
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My mom always sliced one up and combined it with gratefruit sections and spooned it over cottage cheese. It was one of our favorite lunches or light suppers. I love to slice one up, add a squeeze of lime or lemon and then lightly sprinkle with salt
and fresh ground pepper.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Tue, 02/12/08 10:09 PM
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I like mine simple:
Get a homemade flour tortilla, mashe some avacado,sprinkle salt and voila! An avacado taco.... and a Big Red to wash it down with.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 01/28/09 2:44 AM
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Avocado, hot salami,  tomatoes, black pepper on wheatmeal bread.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 02/4/09 5:46 PM
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I took advantage of the Kroger "Old Farts" discount day (first Wed. of the month) to get 5 Avacados at 50 cents each. They are the big green ones, and a couple of them are still a bit hard, but they will soften up in a day or so. Salt, spoon and easy-chair are all ready !!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Wed, 02/11/09 11:38 PM
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Sliced up in a whole wheat pita, with swiss cheese, tomatoes, red onion, sprouts, tomatoes, and wee dab of hot musard.

On chili, as a garnish

guacamole

spread on bread instead of butter.

mmmmmmmmm so buttery rich and good and refreshing.

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Thu, 02/12/09 12:06 AM
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Great Ideas!! Has caused me to re-think my whole attitude toward Avocados. ---
Avocados, not just for gaucamole anymore!

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Mon, 03/16/09 11:50 AM
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Sliced in regular white bread with a little mayo.  Avocado swch...mmm

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RE: Avocado...on everything! - Mon, 03/16/09 1:13 PM
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Neat ideas all!

My way of choice most often is... split w/ some good salsa poured in the middle. Pace medium works fine.  And SnP.  And lime juice on the edges if I have some.
Joe

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Sun, 03/22/09 5:02 PM
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They are delicious just about any way.  Each one has a free tree inside (They grow well in my area ;).

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Sun, 03/22/09 6:59 PM
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Wow Adj, I have grown the seeds in water... in the house. I must try a tree!
Joe

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Tue, 03/24/09 11:01 PM
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Being a native So Californian and because I have lived all of my 58 years here in the City of Roses, I have been eating avocados all my life, Hass and fuerte types of avocado which are fabulous for guacamole and on the side. My parents home-now my sister's home has a avocado tree in the backyard that produces small avocados. In 1974 as part of my honeymoon we went to her homeland of Jamaica to vist her extended family, it was there that I learned about Caribbean avocados, terrible for guacamole as they are too watery but fantastic for salads and eating them in slices with just some vinegar and pepper added, I like both styles. Here in SoCal we get Caribbean avocados at a Cuban owned supermarket chain, Liborio's as well as various small indy Cuban markets called bodegas. My wife prefers the Caribbean style but will also indulge in the Cal or Mex varities while I like both equally as well

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Tue, 03/24/09 11:17 PM
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An avocado milkshake and shrimp rice paper rolls at the Vietnamese place - the perfect dish on a warm day!

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Tue, 03/24/09 11:30 PM
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Love them in all ways, favorite is on salad greens, with bacon,fresh cilantro,and a good salsa as "dressing"

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Sun, 03/29/09 8:54 PM
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Some great ideas here. I love avocados in burgers, blts, turkey sandwiches, spring rolls, and more. Guacamole is great, too, and sometimes I eat too much of it. One of my favorite burger recipes is a turkey or beef burger with avocado or guacamole, melted provolone or pepper jack, chunky salsa, and a swipe of sriracha mixed with mayo.

I love avocado shakes such as those found in South America, and I'm also a big fan of lots of avocado in ceviche. 

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Sat, 05/2/09 7:47 AM
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I like to take avocados with milk and make it as milkshake, delicious.

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Re:Avocado...on everything! - Sat, 05/2/09 8:41 AM
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I can't root an avocado seed to save my life, I've tried several times.  Love a good "clean" guac, also with just a little salt also.