05 May 2015

Another Excuse to Drink Margaritas, But Do We Really Need One?

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! This holiday celebrates Mexico's victory over French forces in 1862. But for us it's  great excuse to eat lots of Fresh Guacamole and Drink Margaritas. I don't think we need any excuse to drink Margaritas and I love all the interesting flavors you can mix and make them with. Guacamole haas to be one of the easiest things on Earth to make and it's so good for you. So don't wait to make it just on this day, enjoy it everyday like we do. It's great on burgers, sandwiches, add it in salads too. Oh and on famous #Florida Grouper Burgers. Nom Nom Everyone! Check out my Pinterest for more recipe ideas!

Make it In -  5 minutes
Note: Molcajetes, lava stone mortar and pestles, are widely available at Latino markets and selected cookware stores.
2 heaping tablespoons finely chopped white onion
3 serrano chiles or jalapeƱos or even green peppers, seeded and finely chopped (depends on how hot you like it)
4 heaping tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro plus cilantro leaves with little stems for garnish
3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
3 large avocados or 4 small avocados
4 ounces ripe tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2/3 cup)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1. In a molcajete, grind together the onions, chiles, chopped cilantro and salt to a paste.
2. Cut the avocados into halves, remove the pits and spoon the flesh into the molcajete. Mash the avocado into the onion-chile mixture until it is a uniform texture, but not smooth (it should still have some lumps).
3. Stir in the tomatoes and lime juice, adjust the seasoning and top with the cilantro leaves.
YUM!! Watermelon Margaritas
Recipe courtesy Michael Chiarello

Pour salt in a shallow dish for dipping the rims of the glasses. Dip 4 martini glasses in water and then dip the rims in salt. Place in the freezer to frost, about 30 minutes. In a martini shaker shake together the orange-liqueur, Triple Sec, and tequila. Remove glasses from the freezer. Fill the bottom of each glass with the diced watermelon and pour alcohol mixture over the top, dividing evenly among the glasses. Slice lime into wedges and squeeze into glasses. Serve immediately.

Happy Cinco!!

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