Raisin the Roof Guacamole (recipes)

16 May 2011 by A Lovely Guest Category: recipes
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Guactacular came and went this year and we have a new crop of reigning guac champions! First up is our People’s Champion, Sofia Frank and her boyfriend Anthony DiSanti with “Raisin the Roof” guacamole. Check out the recipe below and make sure to visit Sofia’s blog for all things Guactacular and other food reviews and reflections.

After months of guacamole experimentation, my partner in guac-crime/ boyfriend Anthony and I came up with an Indian-inspired guac to serve at Guactacular. We threw a party for a bunch of friends and we chose to enter the favorite of all nine guacs we served into the competition. Though we had doubts about just how strange the ingredient combination was, we knew it was a crowd-pleaser so we just went for it and hoped for the best. This guac is most distinctive with its inclusion of raisins, coconut and curry, but is made of a base of our favorite standard guacamole ingredients: cilantro, jalapeno and tomatillo. We roasted our own garlic which also added a nice touch, and measured everything with a scale to make sure the guac was balanced, even in large quantities. We aptly named our guac Raisin the Roof, as we felt confident that it would set the bar at Guactacular. We’re overjoyed that people at the event loved it and hope everyone at home who missed out on Guactacular does too.

Raisin the Roof Guacamole
1 medium avocado (if you wanna get precise about things, it should weigh approximately 165 grams after peeled and seeded)
2 tbsp white onion
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
1 small tomatillo, diced
approximately 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/8 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (or 1 lime)
1 tbsp roasted garlic, diced
1 1/4 tsp curry powder (you can add more or use less, depending upon how much Indian flare you want)
4 shakes of salt
4 grinds of freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes
approximately 2 tsp (20 grams) raisins, chopped

Chop and dice the onion, jalapeño, tomatillo, cilantro and garlic.
Peel and de-seed the avocado and chop into large chunks.
Combine the avocado with the chopped and diced ingredients into a bowl and squeeze in lime juice.
Mix thoroughly, mashing the avocado partially (the more you mash, the smoother the guac – we like it semi-chunky).
Add the coconut, raisins and curry powder and mix.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Photo Courtesy of Metromix

For more Guactacular and other food-related thoughts, check out my blog, Insightful Appetite.

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