Game Day Guacamole & Taquitos

Guacamole Rick Bayless 2
Hard avocados ripen at room temperature in three to six days. To speed up the process, place them in a paper bag, preferably with an apple. Never put hard avocados in the refrigerator because they will never ripen. Keep ripe avocados in the refrigerator and use within two to three days.

What a great new guacamole recipe I tried last night (good football game food) another Rick Bayless fresh take adding clementine oranges and  a fiery hot Habanero…sorry I skipped the Habanero, didn’t have one and I pretty much knew right off that no one else could eat it, well except one or two brave souls.

Ingredients

3 ripe, medium-large avocados
½ medium red onion, chopped into pieces no larger than ¼ inch (1/3 cup)
½ to 1 fresh Habanero, stemmed, seeded, deveined and finely chopped
1 lime
1 small orange or clementine about 2 tablespoons of the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice
3 tablespoons loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup peeled, chopped clementines, plus a little extra for garnishing
Salt

Finely grate zest (colored part only) from the citrus: you need about

  •  1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest,
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange (or clementine) zest

Directions

  1. Mash the avocado flesh in a large bowl: Cut the avocados in half, running a knife around the pit from top to bottom and back up again. Twist the halves in opposite directions to release the pit from one side.  Scoop out the pit, then scoop the flesh from each half. With an old-fashioned potato masher, large fork or back of a large spoon, coarsely mash the avocado.
  2. Scoop the onion into a strainer, rinse under cold water, shake off the excess, then add to the avocado, along with the Habanero.
  3. Finely grate zest (colored part only) from the citrus add them to the bowl, then juice both fruits and add 2 tablespoons of the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice.
    Add the chopped cilantro and clementines, then carefully stir everything together.  Taste and season with salt, usually about 1 teaspoon.
    Cover with plastic wrap directly on the guacamole and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.  At the last moment, uncover the guacamole, sprinkle with chopped clementines and serve.
  4. I made some quick chicken taquitos to go with the guacamole…

Steam seasoned chicken breast (use taco or fajita seasoning), shred with fork and taste for seasoning.  Add your favorite grated cheese, I like the Mexican blend for the chicken taquitos.

Dampen 2 paper towels, and place tortillas between them. Microwave for about 1 minute, until tortillas are warm and pliable.  Fill each taco with about 2 tablespoons filling, roll and secure with toothpicks, bake in 375° and  bake until crispy, 14 to 16 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Steamed Chicken for Taquitos 2

Chciken Taquitos and Guacamole 4