Peas in my guacamole?

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Heavens! You know it must be an incredibly serious issue when Obama weighs in:

 

Guacamole - as ordered by the President

 

Who knew that adding peas to your guacamole would be such a big deal? And honestly, I can’t say I wouldn’t give it a go. I love guacamole but a bit like (another heresy coming up) adding stuff to the basic hummus recipe, I say why not?

It’s not as though it often gets served without other flavours.I mean, once it’s loaded with a load of sour cream and salsa, who’s going to spot the peas? Or even the avocado, with some salsas I’ve tried.

A quick look on Pinterest (source of all recipe quirkiness) showed recipes that included tinned pineapple, an Italian guacamole with basil and even a broccomole. For now, I’ll stick to my favourite version which comes from Mexican Food Made Simple.

 

making guacamole

 

To be honest, this week’s was very simple, in that I left out the red onion and had very little coriander, but still darned tasty in my book. But next time…well, I may just give those peas a go. Sorry, Mr President, #peaswin.

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More flavours for the store cupboard

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I think there’s a theme to my recent posts, which have tended to feature flavours from elsewhere, preferably somewhere sunnier! Let’s face it, most places must feel sunnier than it’s felt in the UK for weeks!

I’ve got a Mexican recipe to test this weekend, which means that I need some new chilli stocks. I’m not particularly good with heat, so I do like some of the smokier tasting chillies, and just have to temper some of the heat. I like Casa Mexico for the range they carry, and not just of chillies.

 

Guac bar - perfect for a food lover who loves their guacamole

 

I need to get ancho and chipotle chillies, but would also love to get a proper molcajete for making guacamole in. I loved the idea of a guacamole bar at a Mexican restaurant I went to in NYC, where they made the guacamole at the table in one of these. It would certainly be a bit of a talking point if you did it this way at a dinner with friends for example.

Oh, and if you’re having a Mexican dinner with friends, then you probably want to investigate some great tequila ! Try The Whisky Exchange, the range is not extensive, and it’s definitely not geared up for slammers! Go traditional, and make the most of this misunderstood spirit. It’ll certainly brighten up a dull day!

Photo by Fatbusinessman on Flickr.

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