Guacamole is a dip made from avocados and is originally from Mexico. All you need to make a standard guacamole are ripe avocados, onions, some spice such as chilies and of course some acidity such as a lemon or a lime.
The trick to perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. I bought a big bag of avocados from Costco. They were completely firm and were a raw green colour. I did manage to look online and find out how to quickly ripen an avocado. One tip that was listed was to put the avocado in a brown paper bag and to let it sit at room temperature. By placing the avocado in a brown paper bag, it traps the ethylene gas that they produce and helps them ripen quicker. Except unfortunately this did not work!! We keep our fruit basket on the counter top right by our stove. I found that the avocados ripened quicker in the fruit basket by the stove rather than in the paper bag!
I was originally going to make just regular guacamole but then I thought to myself…why not make Crab Guacamole???!! It sounded like a match made in heaven!!! 😀 I started brainstorming what to put into this amazing crab guacamole and boom an idea came! I decided to use the ripe avocados, red onions, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, cilantro, salt, sour cream and of course crab meat!!
– 1 can (120g) of crabmeat (drained)
– 2 ripe avocados (diced) (with the seeds)
– 1 small red onions (diced)
– 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
– 5 tsp of lime juice
– 5 tsp of salt
– 1 tbsp of sour cream
– handful of chopped cilantro
1) In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients including the seeds from the avocados. By adding the avocado seeds into your guacamole, it will keep it from going brown 🙂