Saturday, May 5, 2012


Matt and I have been watching a lot of Jamie Oliver, lately. Jamie at Home, mostly, with a bit of Jamie's Great Italian Escape thrown in for good measure. I admire the simple, no nonsense approach to life and the kitchen, and this guacamole is proof that even I, a strict follower of recipes, can wing it just a little...with delicious results.

We served the guacamole with cheese quesadillas.

*be cautious with hot chilis - the capsaicin can transfer to your skin and cause burning irritation; wear gloves while preparing the peppers if you feel it necessary*

Jamie Oliver's Guacamole
Serves 2

1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 rounded tablespoon finely minced onion
2 Thai chilis, finely minced (fewer the seeds, lesser the heat)
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tomato, deseeded and diced
juice of 1 lemon

Mash the avocado and season with about 1/4 tablespoon kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Fork in the onion, chili and tomato. Stir in the lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning (I added another half tablespoon or so of kosher salt and another few grinds of black pepper).
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