Sriracha Guacamole | Recipe

Monday, June 04, 2012

We eat a lot of guacamole in this house. Weekly. It's one of our favorites. Having made the stuff so much over the years, Chad has sort of perfected his recipe. It's an art, all of the necessary ingredients are grabbed out of the fridge / garden / pantry and we settle around the kitchen counter. It's routine almost. Until that one time when we realized we didn't have any red onion. And neither of us wanted to go to the store. So Chad grabbed the Thai equivalent to our Louisiana Hot Sauce - Sriracha Sauce - out of the fridge, and the recipe that I thought was perfected long ago got even better. The Sriracha gave the guacamole the heat it needed without the overbearing onion flavor that an onion can sometimes have. A new twist to an old favorite, too good not to share. 

I n g r e d i e n t s:
1 vine tomato
2 avacados
1 small jalapeno
Cilantro
Sriracha Sauce
Salt
Seed your tomato, chop, then set aside. Core & seed your jalapeno, and finely chop. Grab just enough cilantro to fit in the small of your hand and wash. Remove the stems & give the leaves a rough chop. Some folks don't like cilantro, so this is a preference thing - the recipe is fine without it, conversely you can certainly add more if you choose. Cut your 2 avacados in half & remove the seeds. Easy trick to removing the seeds is to press firmly on the center of the seed with a sharp knife and gently wiggle the seed out. Be careful because the seeds & fruit are slippery, and you don't want a knife getting out from under you! Scoop the fruit out, and place the peeled and halved avacados in a large bowl. Fill one of the holes with sriracha sauce. 
One of our first jalapenos from our garden! Big moment so yes I took a picture of it after washing it, tucking it sweetly into a kitchen towel.
Throw your tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro into the bowl with the avacados. Add a dash of salt, or more to taste. Using a potato masher (or similar), mash up the mixture until it's the consistency you desire. Some like a chunky guac, others prefer a smooth. Some like a spicy guac, others prefer a mild. Add more Sriracha if you need. No rules, make it like you want it!
And enjoy it-
lila
Images, are mine

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