Inspired by our recent lunch in San Antonio, I decided to try and re-create the guacamole we had at Boudro’s Bistro. It turned out great!!
Here’s how I did it:
2 Avocados (soft-to-the-touch ripe, of course)
3 tomatoes (I used two small packages of cherry tomatoes because they were buy one, get one free)
Peppers (I used one red, one yellow, and one anaheim – use jalapeno if you want more heat)
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Prepare the tomatoes: halve or quarter the tomatoes and get out as much juice and seeds as you can. Use your own favorite method…I just take my thumb and smoosh all the liquid and seeds out. This is important because you don’t want a soggy guacamole! Place tomatoes on baking sheet, sprinkle with kosher salt and broil for approx five minutes. Turn them over and go about another 5 mins under the broiler. Keep an eye on them…they should be brown but not burned. When they are done, you can take the skins off if you want.
Prepare the peppers: (you can put them on the same baking sheet as the tomatoes). Cut peppers in half or quarters and scrape out insides. Broil with the tomatoes. It’s okay if the skins have blackened spots.
Once these are done, chop tomatoes and peppers and place in a bowl together. Set aside
Chop the onion and place in a bowl. Set aside
Chop the cilantro and place in a bowl. Set aside
Halve the lime and the orange. Set aside
Halve and seed the avocados. Set aside
Okay, now you have all your ingredients ready…here comes the fun part!
In a large bowl (I’m going to ask Santa for one of those cool guacamole bowls!), squeeze the 1/2 orange (pick out any seeds).
Then squeeze in the lime.
Then put all the avocados in and cube them up into nice chunks with a knife and fork.
Then add the tomato/pepper mixture
Then add the chopped onion
Then add the cilantro
Add kosher salt to taste
Toss it all together and grab your friends and a bag of tortilla chips. It will go really fast so I suggest you double or triple this recipe if you have more than 4 people. We ate it all in one sitting – it probably won’t save very well so plan to eat it all right away.
Muy Delicioso….Try it and let me know what you think. Did you change anything?