About what is avocado, I learned slowly, slowly. First there was the series «Simply Maria«.
The main character, Jose Ignacio, who seduced poor Maria, worked as a lawyer.
His evil sister Lorena called him «senor avocado«.
So avocado stuck in my mind in the form of a blue-eyed mustache brunette.
I remember how my mother gave me the first try a piece of avocado. She said that this is an amazing product — fruit, vegetable and a sea of vitamins in one person. The sensations remained unpleasant, as if I had been fed with a piece of butter.
So our relationship with this product was destined to wait another five years.
The next time I ate avocados in China. Compared with other local products — fried grasshoppers, jellyfish, mushrooms — it did not look as exotic as the first time. It was an avocado salad with peppers, from the dressing — only lemon juice.
Not understanding Chinese, I decided that there were nuts and rosemary in the salad. It turned out that these were all the nuances of the taste of a single vegetable. And they sell avocados in China by trucks, three kopecks per ton.
In general, I was so addicted.
Our window is growing avocado in a pot — a gift from a grandmother’s friend Irma Richardovna. The shape of the flower is like a palm tree, with a long stem and leaves, which every month «shoot out«From the top of the new shoots, soon will reach the ceiling.
Violets around indignant and bloom in protest. By the way, have you tried to sugar a violet?
I saw once at a party, but did not dare to take a bite.
It seems to me that if mom did not become a fashion designer, she would be a brilliant cook.
She cooks rarely, but very tasty, always serves the table even for breakfast, and on the plates she arranges art installations, no matter of oatmeal, herring, or pineapple. It makes twenty kinds of guacamole from avocados: sour, spicy, spicy, blue, speckled …
Today’s recipe — mother’s variation on the theme guacamole, avocado and mackerel pate.
It is delicious to spread on dried toasts, on a fresh cucumber or to put in the middle of steaming potatoes.
What you need:
- Hot smoked mackerel
- 1 PC. avocado
- 100-150 g light-salted goat cheese
- Lemon juice
- A few sprigs of dill
- Black bread
- Bulgarian pepper
- Fresh cucumbers
What to do:
Cleans mackerel from skin and bones.
Peel and remove the bone from the avocado.
Chop the dill.
We cut mackerel and avocado into small pieces, mix, add dill, squeeze the juice of half a lemon and mash in a blender until smooth.
Slice the cheese bit by bit — constantly try the degree of salinity.
We remove the pate in the fridge.
Dried black bread, cut strips of Bulgarian pepper, cucumbers, celery.
In the center of a large flat plate we place a vase with chilled pate and put it over vegetables and crackers.
Three seconds of trouble, and so delicious!
Illustrations: shutterstock; Julia Andreyanova
“I was born on June 21, the longest day of the year, on the same day as Prince William.
I have two red diplomas.
I speak five languages - Russian, English, Italian, French and Ukrainian, like my grandmother. I managed to work in various companies, and as a result I chose what I get great pleasure from: throwing words, catching them and putting them into sentences.
I am lucky and I have a great intuition. I can cook, embroider, drive a car. I love Chekhov’s stories more than anything else; I am lazy and tasty to eat.
I almost always manage to combine these three pleasures. ”
Recipes Julia Andreyanova:
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Today it is a normal working day, but for some reason I remember.
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