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Old 09-10-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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A chipotle is a dried smoked jalapeno. I don't care for their (in my opinion overly) smokey flavor, but they are very popular in Tex-Mex.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I always put cumin in it, and tomatoes, garlic too. I use cilantro, but i don't overdo it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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Yes, maybe red onion would be and interesting change.

Are chipotle those dried ones in a bag? Do you have to reconstitute them or add them dry?
You can buy them canned in adobe sauce. Check the spanish section in your local food mart...all you have to do is mince one up and add it into your Guac. I wouldn't use more then one though..maybe even half of one to start out. They are nice and spicey and would add a smokey flavor.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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I always put cumin in it, and tomatoes, garlic too. I use cilantro, but i don't overdo it.
A dash of cumin really does round out the flavor of quacamole. This is the best advice in this thread.

I also regularly add tomatoes, garlic, onions, cilantro, lime juice, and occasionally Sour Cream if the avacados are not prime. I like hot peppers in just about ANYTHING, but I try not to overpower my quacamole with them. It is one of the few things that I don't put peppers on. (If I did, it would be a finely minced Jalapeno or Serrano, seeds and ribs removed, and not too much of it.)
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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This recipe is hands-down the best I have ever seen for guacamole.
Has cumin in it!
Guacamole Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I love avocado and prepare guacamole often.
Here are some ideas:

2 ripe avocados, partly chopped, partly mashed
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
1 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
I add tomatoes just before serving

Guacamole with "twist":
* You can add a spoon or two of cottage cheese, or crumbled feta cheese (!!)
* add fresh corn ears (hmmmmmm... nice, crunchy!)
* add finely chopped radishes
* throw in some diced mango

Enjoy!!
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I'm pretty much a purist. I think the flavor of the avocado is too delicate for onions, garlic or hot peppers, although I like all those things...just not in guacamole.
My recipe is
2 mashed avocados
juice of 1/2 lime
1 T mayo
1/2 teasp. chili powder
salt and pepper
All I want to taste is the buttery avocado
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Sanctuary city & HUD secretary farm~
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Well, I love Avocados and there are certainly many great ideas here. Haven't made guacamole for quite a while. We always added diced tomato, garlic ( I'd leave out the onion) these days i would add some cilantro but not too much. Salt, pepper, cumin sounds right and Herdez salsa my favorite too Bulldog! Lime/lemon juice ..why not helps with flavor and keeps it from discoloring. Adobe sauce is too hot and use it sparingly in other dishes not Guacamole! Mayo? Whoa!
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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i like to add ground annatto/achiote to my guacamole, as well as smoked sea salt. My mom's guacamole has a liberal sprinkle of smoked pimenton paprika (but it's hard to get). The weirdest guacamole was at a wedding reception where we were served canapes of rice tortilla chips topped with guacamole & salmon roe.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Cumin is great, but I still prefer lemon and not lime in my guacamole.
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