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Fresh Avocados: Tips For Easy Home Cooking
Recipes and photos courtesy of Avocados From Mexico
At New York City’s popular La Palapa restaurant, known for its home-style Mexican cooking rather than ultra trendy dishes, Mexican-born chef-owner Barbara Sibley bases the dishes featured on her menu on traditional family fare and authentic ingredients. "One of my favorite ways to kick off a meal is with my chunky guacamole - it’s made purely with avocado and a few flavorings such as cilantro, jalape ño and lime juice, we don’t add filler ingredients like tomatoes," says Chef Sibley. "It sets the mood for the meal. And now that we can get wonderful avocados from Mexico all year long, I can count on exceptional quality."
But you don’t have to cook like a chef to enjoy avocados often. "They’re good in so many things," says Sibley. In her restaurant Sibley slices avocados for a mixed vegetable salad, adds them to tomato, corn and chile pepper soup, and purees them for a spicy sauce to serve with a mild fish. Here are a few of the ways this talented chef serves avocados at her home:
Squirts an avocado half with lime juice and a sprinkling of salt for a fast yet impressive starter
Tops orange slices and thinly sliced sweet onions with diced avocado
Embellishes a classic mozzarella and tomato salad by adding slices of luscious avocado
Combines avocados with hearts of palm and endive for a classic South-of-the-border salad
Serves shrimp cocktail in half an avocado
Adds sliced avocado to BLT sandwiches
Spoons guacamole on a barbecue sandwich - a match made in heaven!
Spreads mashed avocado on a French roll and sprinkles it with a little blue cheese to make an easy, everyday-good lunch
Tops pizza with green salsa and sliced avocado
Combines mashed avocado with mayonnaise to make a dressing for tuna, chicken or potato salad
FREE RECIPE LEAFLET
Make It Mexican!
Easy ways to enjoy luscious Mexican avocados
Hass avocados from Mexico are known as "the world’s finest" - and, once you experience their luscious flavor and creamy texture, you’ll know how they earned that reputation. Avocado-Mango Salsa Salad and Pasta Mexican Style are just two of the easy, delicious recipes featuring these premium avocados in a leaflet called "Make It Mexican: Easy Ways to Enjoy Luscious Mexican Avocados." This colorful six-panel leaflet from APEAM (The Avocado Producer and Exporting Packers Association of Michoacan) features five recipes for Mexican avocados, plus information on selecting, ripening and using avocados and nutrition information on this healthful fruit. To order this leaflet free of charge, either fax your request to: (212) 254-2452 or email to: email@example.com. Or send your request to:
Mexican Avocado Leaflet
c/o Lewis & Neale Inc.
35 East 21 st Street 10 th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Let's Get Cooking!
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