Although they are simple fruits, avocados
can be the devil to prepare. Once peeled, you are left with a slippery
object which is then almost impossible to remove from the stone. If you
intend to eat the avocados in halves, it's fairly simple to just praise
out the stone once halved.
If you want to slice the fruit, use this
tip. The only thing you need is a very sharp knife. Cut the avocado in
half, remove the stone and then, with the skin still on, cut through the
flesh and the skin to make slices. It is then relatively simple to strip
off the peel. Remember to sprinkle the slices with lemon juice as the
flesh discolors once exposed to the air.
Most popular way of eating is to eat it raw.
However avocados can also be baked, grilled or used in sauteed and
sauced dishes. It serves well with shrimps or vinaigrette, a half
avocado can hold a mixture of chopped tomatoes and cucumber, a mild
garlic cheese dip or a soured cream potato salad. Slices of avocado are
deliciously served with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, sprinkled simply
with olive oil, lemon juice and plenty of black pepper. Avocado can be
chopped and added to a salad, or pureed for a rich dressing.
In Mexico, where avocados grow in abundance,
there are countless avocado recipes. Guacomole is perhaps the best
known, but they are also eaten in soups and stews and commonly used to
garnish tacos and enchiladas.