Tomatillo guacamolePosted: June 1, 2009 | Author: Robin | Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, food, healthy diet, home, Photographers and Other Photography-related People & Websites, Spring, weather | Leave a comment
(018: Yummy green stuff. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
You’re in luck. Today’s episode of Life in the Bogs comes with a bonus: A recipe!
M and I made shrimp fajitas for dinner last night. They were awesome. The marinade for the shrimp and veggies that I made spiced everything up just right. It was pretty simple stuff: lime juice, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt & pepper. The best part, as far as I’m concerned, was the tomatillo guacamole. This was the first time I’ve made it and I sort of followed the recipe in The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook.
Here is what I came up with:
- 1 medium avocado, peeled and halved
- 6 tomatillos*
- 1 cup chopped onion
- Cilantro to taste
- 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
*I used canned tomatillos because I had them in the pantry. If you want to use fresh (which is what I will do next time), you can find information about preparing them here.
Put the avocado and tomatillos in a food processor or blender and twirl it around until smooth. Dump the mixture in to a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper if you like.
(Grilled veggies for the fajitas.)
And now, I have a big bag of cherries I need to pit, package and freeze. I nearly forgot all about them. That could have been a disaster (for the cherries). It’s a lucky thing that M reminded me about them today at lunch or they might have rotted away in the fridge while I was busy getting ready for the upcoming nuptials.
Today’s weather: Temps in the 60’s. Rain. The garden is loving it.