Tomatillo guacamole

(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.

(Grilled shrimp.)

Today’s weather:  Temps in the 60’s.  Rain.  The garden is loving it.



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