The good news is, I am a super guacamole maker, at least according to my fifteen year old brother.
Jason happens to be the world's pickiest eater. The boy lives off of pizza, mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and fries. A few weeks ago when I was visiting my family, I was having a craving, so I ran to the store to buy the ingredients to make my guac. Mr. Picky stuck his nose up at the nasty green slime I was mixing in a bowl, but somehow the Tastebud Gods (they're real, trust me), were shining down on me and I was able to convince Jason to try it. He now begs my mother to make my guacamole recipe for him on a semi-daily basis. I don't even know who this boy is anymore.
Anyhow...my point is, it's just THAT good. Good enough to change the food likings of the world's pickiest fifteen year old.
Here's my recipe, which has been adapted from several different variations I've seen over the years. The biggest key to good guacamole is the willingness to taste test through out making it to make sure it's got the perfect amount of everything you like!
3-4 large avocados
Minced Garlic (I use the stuff in the jar)
big bunch of cilantro (about 1/2 cup)
2 plum tomatoes
1 tsp of garlic powder
1-2 tsp. of sea salt
1. Peel avocados, put in bowl and "mush" them up with a fork
2. Dice the plum tomatoes, add to bowl
3. Throw in a spoonful or two of salsa
4. Throw in a BIG heaping spoonful or minced garlic.
5. Add lime juice from 1 lime. (I use a juicer to get as much juice as possible).
6. Toss in garlic powder and sea salt
7. Taste your guacamole. If it's not salty enough for your liking, I recommend adding a tad more garlic. Extra salsa will add more flavor if that's what you're lacking. I find that tasting it along the way is the best way to make a good bowl of guacamole!
8. Open up a Dos Equis and a big bag chips, go sit on your front porch, and enjoy!
Guacamole on the shrimp fajitas we had this week...I highly recommend this meal!