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grilled avocados

Being in California, avocados are available nearly all year round. But they can be a real challenge. Sometimes they're too hard to eat and then you put them in a brown bag to ripen and promptly forget about them. At least that's what I do. Often. Then I remember them and they've passed their prime.

But now I have the solution... Grill them! Well, marinate them then grill them to perfection. They turn bright neon green and taste spectacular.

Grilled Avocados
4 firm avocados, halved and pits removed
1/2 c olive oil
1/4 c lemon juice
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, crushed

In a large bowl, combine avocado halves with remaining ingredients. Cover bowl with cling wrap and let rest at room temperature for at least 1 hour.

Heat grill or grill pan on medium heat. Place avocado halves flesh side down onto grill and cook for 6-8 minutes or until avocados feel soft.

Remove avocado halves to a plate and allow to cool for a minute or two. Scoop flesh from skin and serve as a side dish or on a fresh salad.


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Reader Comments (2)

What? YUM! How have I never heard of this, never tried this? I need some not quite right avocados--now!

By the by, wore my cream-colored martini bolero sweater to Bible study last night and got a zillion compliments as I always do.

"Looks like Anthro," someone will say. To which I invariably respond, "I know! My friend Heather saw the picture in the catalog and whipped out a pattern for it cause she's just amazing like that!"



P.S. Haven't knit anything at all since we move to AZ and wishing I could go back in time to drive up the road and hang out with you and Tess and knit a while...

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne (The Simple Wife)

The avocados are so yummy and they're 10 for $1 here right now. Needless to say we've been eating tons of them!

You did such a nice job on your Martini Bolero, it's no wonder you get so many compliments. I'm sorry to hear you aren't knitting right now. I took a little hiatus but am really trying to fit it into my routine again. But I don't get to knit with Tess anymore because she moved to Boston... now I have to knit for Tess. hehe.

Congratulations on your new job and next year of work!

Take care,

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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