Sometimes the more you know the better off you will be and when it comes to working with fruits and veggies, the more you know the more you can prepare. Sometimes I am I need things quicker than they want to be ready and other times I just need to know how to use them. Avocados are staples in my home. I know I have just written about avocados, but there is so much to such a simple fruit! I love dining on these lo carb, high healthy fat treat! As you know these make kickin’ guacamole, and are awesome just cut up into cubes. Do you know how to keep an avocado green? Do you know how to get the Avocado ripened fast? Heres’ my tips and tricks of lavishly living out loud and working with avocados!
It’s a great time of the year to be enjoying Avocados. I love when they go on sale but an avocado is not an expensive fruit. My favorite recipe is guacamole, but I am not talking guac today rather, I am discussing a few tips and tricks that will help you out when working with avocados.
KEEPING IT GREEN
If you made guacamole, you know that when the air hits it, the suddenly green looking delish snack, turns black because it has been exposed to air. Your one and only cure for this(think long parties and no one dipping.. is that possible?) is to smear mayo across the guac.. that will help slow down that oxidizing process! Of course you could always stop the process by jamming it sppon by spoon or chip by chip into your mouth, lol!
Did you know to NEVER cook an avocados are not something that need to be cooked before eating, they are perfect raw and can be grilled. Now what if you need to ripen an avocado? Do you have some wool socks laying around? If you do, just put this avocado in the sock in a dark closet(don’t forget about it or you will be crying from the drippy mess). 1-2 days and your avocado will be ready. Keep it in the fridge for up to 10 more days where it should stay fresh(no promises, and if you like it firm, eat it once it is ripe cause it does tend to get mushy!)
Now if you have a recipe that calls for soft, gooey, mushy avocado, and all you have is a firm sucker… get to the microwave and place it in there for about 40 seconds(I do 20 second intervals). This process will SOFTEN the avocado, but it will not ripen it, and there is a difference. I also put a slit in my an “x” so it does not explode and make a big kermit the frog colored mess in my microwave!
I would like to make a note here for all of you as well that an avocado is a latex fruit and if you have latex allergies you should not be consuming it, we bide by this with our son!
If you find avocados on sale, load up and freeze them. You do have to puree them ahead of this, but seriously, ripen them, puree them and then put them in an airtight bag or container and you will kiss yourself later for this pre-made treat! Store in freezer up to six months! That is how I lavishly live the avocado scoop out loud!