September 23, 2008

Chipotle Guacamole




Ingredients:
4 avocados
3 chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, cubed with excess liquid squeezed out
1 shallot, minced
1/8 cup cilantro, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
juice of 1 lime
salt
pepper

Directions:

In non-reactive bowl, use the back of a spoon or a potato masher to mash the avocados to desired constancy. Add lime juice and stir to combine. Add all other ingredients, stir to evenly distribute. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it slightly in to the guacamole to prevent oxidation and chill for at least 1/2 hour. For best results, serve the same day you make it.


Yield: 4-6 servings


My thoughts:
I've made the same perfectly delicious classic guacamole recipe for years now and thought it might be time for a change. While on vacation we came across the cutest avocado shaped (the spoon is the stem!) guacamole bowl* ever and well, we had to have it. I can't resist anything that is in the shape of something else, especially cooking related items. Anyway, we bought the bowl a week or so ago and ever since I have been looking for avocados on sale. I finally found them for the low(er) but still not so low price of $1.50 each and snatched some up. Since I am all about the smoky, I thought using chipotle peppers in adobe would be fun instead of my usual habanero or bird's eye. I wish I had come papalo to use instead of cilantro (not my favorite herb) but using just a small amount of cilantro lend it some flavor without totally overpowering it. And you know what? Matt says it is the best guacamole he's ever had, even better (gasp!) than the classic version. I also love our bowl, it has a lid and holds the perfect amount of guacamole.

16 comments:

  1. You can buy a whole mess of awesome avacados at Costco right now for 5 bucks (each bag contains about 6 avacados)

    I am addicted to chipotles in adobo. Good idea!

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  2. $1.50 each, good lord!

    I didn't even realize that was a fake avocado bowl. HAHA!

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  3. I so need that avocado bowl! Also, I can vouch for the great avocados at Costco. I get them all the time now that I actually like them ;)

    Love the idea of using chipolte in adobo instead of jalapeno. Will definitely have to try

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  4. I love the bowl! I've just been to amazon.com to buy one after seeing your post. Now I can't wait to get it and make some guacamole.

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  5. Great gauc recipe, and great guac bowl, I love it! I had to look at the pic twice to realize that the guac was in a bowl!

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  6. Awesome bowl!! and guac variation ;-)

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  7. that's pretty much how i make my guacamole recipe too! love the bowl.

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  8. Two of my favorites-avocados and chipotle- that has got to be a winner!

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  9. I'm a huge fan of chipotle and I bet it's great in this. Also, LOVE the bowl!

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  10. Cute bowl! And I bet the chipotle in the guac was fantastic. I love its smokey flavor.

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  11. Just found your site - it's beautiful! I just got some big fruity Florida avocados yesterday. I've got football and chipotle guacamole on my weekend gameplan! Can't wait!

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  12. I just LOVE that bowl!! That's what first caught my mind, but the guacamole is one I'm going to try!

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  13. anything guac is just fine with me! love it! just came back from mexico where i averaged eating guac like 3 times a day. i had vowed not eat for 3 months after coming back but i find myself buying aguacates all the time! sigh!

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  14. I love love the the avocado bowl. This photo is so awesome!

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  15. I love quacamole - I will definitely make this soon!

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