Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sudden Death VIII: Guacamole

From the beginning, this recipe did not instil much faith that the result would measure up to our usual household guacamole.

For one thing, the ingredients called for a paltry teaspoon of garlic, which in my book, is far too passive for my taste.  The jalapeno it called for would have certainly lent some flavour, but not like the warm, slow burn of my usual red pepper flakes.  And then, the recipe asked for a tremendous amount of sour cream.  Not on the side, but IN the guacamole.  WTF?

Nonetheless, despite my concern, I followed the recipe verbatim.  The result was visually indistinguishable from a St. Patrick's Day milkshake, a nauseating pastel green reminiscent of hospital paint jobs.

The guacamole was so unappetizing, I consciously put away the camera, so as to spare the internet of its undelightfulness.

And somehow, despite the jalapeno, the guacamole even managed to be bland.  How?

Moreover, the blender was absolutely the wrong tool to get the consistency I seek; humble fork, I will never again abandon you in my guacamole-making.

The Verdict is an emphatic FAIL for Breville's guacamole recipe.

The Score for Breville Instruction Manual: Since there can be no more than two fails among the six attempted recipes for a book to receive a passing grade, this recipe book is wasting no time in nearing the precarious edge of the give-away bin.

Can it pull itself together to deliver three more hits?  Or, at least avoid failing more than once more?  Stay tuned to find out!


Anonymous said...

Whats your usual household guacamole? I would like to try it.

Karla said...

Here it is! :-)

1-2 ripe avocados, 3-4 cloves freshly-mashed garlic, kosher salt + cracked pepper, some tobasco, some lemon juice, and a pinch of chili flakes. It's got quite a punch, but that's how I like it. :-) Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Karla! I will enjoy!

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