The countdown to the Super Bowl has officially started. My brother-in-law, Eddie, who is a 5th generation Texan, is staying home through the weekend to avoid the crazy crowds. He typically also stays away from the kitchen, but on this most sacred game day, Eddie ties on his annual apron strings and makes his signature guacamole.
He’s not alone in his love for avocados, though he calls them “gator pears.” Did you know that 53.5 million pounds of avocados will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday? That’s nearly 6 ounces for every man, woman and child in the United States. It’s the avocado industry’s biggest day of the year. That said, it’s time to talk guacamole.
In our house, Ben and Nick are guacamole purists. They think I add too many goodies to my version and prefer their avocados smashed with just a hint of lime and sea salt. So we take them to Loteria, the corner Mexican joint, for their favorite version. Marilyn and I like to add a few dashes of hot sauce and extras to ours.
4 ripe avocados
Juice of 1 lime
Sea salt to taste
Smash the avocado and season with the lime and sea salt.
Customize it with your signature extras:
½ cup chopped white onion
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 to 2 cloves minced garlic
1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno or Serrano pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
So whether you’re rooting for the Steelers or the Packers, one thing’s for sure, Guacamole is delicious…and seeing Eddie in an apron is priceless.
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