When I cook, I don’t measure, I just cook (the real reason why I am fat with high cholesterol), that’s just how I learned & I must say that I am a pretty good cook (just ask my baby’s mama). Anyway my guacamole is the bomb & over the last 2 days, I have been craving it so Suite Suzy got my ingredients & I would love to share with you one of my favorite treats.
Guacamole is quite simple to make & the ingredients are listed above & all you need to do is mix gently or until you get a preferable texture (add fresh ground pepper & course sea salt to taste). I happen to like my guac kinda chunky so that I can enjoy the individual textures.
“My prep time for this delicious dish is about 7 to 10 minutes.”
If you look to the top right of the 1st picture, you will see one of my least used kitchen utensil, which is my $35 Williams & Sonoma stainless steel mincer (talk about an impulse buy).
So this is my delicious finished product, which is paired with a nice tall glass of Capt’ & Coke. I am setting this Friday night off with my party for 1. Actually, I need to tell the truth, this is more like a party for 4 because I broke Suite Suzy & the kids off some (I had the most though & ain’t nobody got non-a of my damn drink).
History of Guacamole:
Guacamole dates back to the Aztecs & they referred to guacamole as ahuaca-mulli which translates roughly to avocado sauce or avocado mixture. This concoction was very similar to what you might fix now in your own kitchens today. Avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole are a New World food that became quite popular with the Spaniards. It is said the Spaniards liked their avocados three ways, with salt, with sugar or both. Although actual guacamole recipes were not well preserved the Spaniards documented their likes for the avocado fruit.
The Aztecs believed the avocado to be an aphrodisiac. Clearly this had something to do with the popularity of the food with the Spaniards.
Another reason for the popularity of the fruit was the fact that the avocado has the highest fat content of any fruit. The Aztecs had a very low fat diet compared with today’s standards. You can understand how a fruit that contained life sustaining fats and protein could become so highly regarded.