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Friday, April 1, 2011

Avocados: Guac This Way

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:41 AM

click to enlarge Can a mess of avocados and you'll have access to green stuff all year long. - SEAN TIMBERLAKE
  • Sean Timberlake
  • Can a mess of avocados and you'll have access to green stuff all year long.

One of the surest signs of spring at our markets is the appearance of avocados, starting with the smooth-skinned bacon variety and leading up to the more popular, creamy Hass, so well suited to guacamole. But what to do with an abundance of alligator pears?

Avocados famously brown almost immediately after being cut open, so storage is an issue. For short-term storage, a swab of lemon juice and a tight cover with plastic wrap will stave off the ugliness for a short time. For longer-term solutions, you might need to step it up and put it up. Then, you can crack open a jar of creamy, green goodness at your convenience.

If you want to keep it simple, can it in chunks or as a puree. Or why not jazz it up with some exotic Indian spices for a sexy avocado chutney? For that matter, why not just go for the gold, er, green, and can yourself some guacamole? Click to find out how!

Sean Timberlake is the founder of Punk Domestics, a content and community site for DIY food enthusiasts. Follow SFoodie on Twitter: @SFoodie, and like us on Facebook.

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