Friday, July 27, 2012

Mama Ozzy's Magic Guacamole

Last night we had an impromptu party at the Tiki.  Some friends who we haven't seen in nearly 6 years were in town from Chicago and stopped by.  Doug and I decided to throw together a quick Mexican supper of:

Salsa Cruda (raw tomato salsa from the garden)
Smoked Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Mama Ozzy's magic guacamole
Spinach and Black Bean enchiladas
Pineapple Jalapeno Margaritas

I love guacamole, but I hate how after being exposed to the air causes it to turn black.  It's a natural thing due to enzymes in the flesh of the avacado decomposing amino acids (much like a banana turns brown).

I have seen all kinds of remedies for this..leaving the avacado seed in the guacamole (doesn't work and looks weird), using lemon juice...slows the process, but the guacamole still turns black.

I present to you here Mama Ozzy's magic guacamole that will not turn black, not even after an overnight refrigeration!  The solution is simple AND delicious.  Instead of lemon or lime juice in my guacamole, I use a pureed tomatillo.  It adds just the right amount of acidity to the guacamole and prevents it from turning black.


Mama Ozzy's Magic Guacamole
makes about 2 cups

3 large ripe avacados
1 medium-sized green tomatillo, paper husk removed, cut into chunks
1 clove garlic, minced very finely (or 1/2 tsp garlic paste)
salt to taste

Peel and seed avacados.  Place in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher until desired smoothness (I like mine a little chunky).

In a food processor, puree the tomatillo until it is liquid.  Add to avacados and stir in.  Add garlic and salt, stir and serve.  This delicious guacamole will not turn black!