Bat Fit Challenge #6: Vegetables (well, sort of)
Le Professeur Gothique’s current Bat Fit Challenge is to post about a vegetable prepared in a new way.
So, technically an avocado is not a vegetable; it is a fruit. But it is green and savory.
And when mixed with a bunch of vegetables it makes guacamole. There are endless variations.
Homesick Texan has my all-time favorite recipe online.
At China Poblano in Las Vegas and Oyamel in DC, chef José Andrés uses a recipe that includes avocados, Serrano chile, red onion, cilantro and a touch of queso fresco. When I lived in DC, I used to eat at Cafe Atlantico (another José Andrés restaurant) just for the guacamole. So his recipe has to be good.
Guacamole is a great health food. You can make it yourself so it is always fresh. Plus, there is something inherently good about food you can make yourself, or so it seems. Avocados are a great source monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids. They are full of antioxidants and contain lots of minerals including iron. It is a great vegan spread (without the queso fresco) on sandwiches.
I know you have all eaten and made guacamole. But trust me when I say you have never seen guacamole like this.
This short film was made by PES who is married to an old friend of mine. She said I could whore out our friendship so long as I provide a link.
By the way, it was recently announced that PES will be directing the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids movie. I am a child of the 80s, which means I grew up in the height of the Cabbage Patch Doll craze. The Garbage Pail Kids were made in reaction to the saccharine sweetness of those dolls. I have high hopes for this film. And how awesome would it be if they have a trash carpet, instead of a red carpet, at the premiere event. I really really hope I can kiss up to my old friend on Facebook enough to get invited to this trash carpet extravaganza. I am already planning the perfect outfit and makeup.