Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beef Tacos and Guacamole

This is an inexpensive cut of beef shoulder that my butcher gave me to try. I loved the price – a mere $2.95.

I took it home and marinated it in olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice and garlic. I then cooked it on the grill and made beef tacos. This had really great flavor and was a very inexpensive meal.

To go with it, here is a different Guacamole recipe that actress Amy Adams (Julie & Julia) loves. I make it slightly on the chunky side and I like the texture of the tomatillo in it. She also suggested adding a shot of tequila to add a little zip. Me, I’m in favor of adding a shot of tequila to almost anything.

Amy Adams Guacamole

3 avocados

1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper with seeds removed, finely chopped

1 tomatillo, husked, chopped

1/2 tomato, chopped into 1/4 inch cubes

Handful of cilantro

Juice of 1 lime

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Salt & Pepper to taste


Mash avocados in a bowl for a fork, stir in remaining ingredients. Serve with chips.

And speaking of Tequila, Cesar will be featuring some of his tequila cocktails in the weeks to come so that you can plan your spring and summer parties.

Bon Appetit!