My first mission after a tropical vacation is to spend a massive amount of money on produce. I always feel like I'm going to get the shakes if I'm not surrounded by a plethora of fruits. (TH knows this all too well and busies himself elsewhere when I'm forking over the Visa at the check stand.) Amongst my overflowing cart this time were pineapples, avocados, and limes. I decided to combine them all in a guacamole, and thinking back on my flavorful Ceviche-Seviche experience, I kicked it up a notch by adding curry. I thought the result was interesting, and pretty tasty on cucumber slices.
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1/2 diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced sweet onion
2 avocados, smooshed
2 cloves garlic, diced
juice of one lime
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
hot sauce to taste
I used hot sauce purchased in Bocas del Toro. Don't you love the packaging?
Unfortunately the jicama I sliced up for the guacamole was not tasty at all. That's the risk you take in buying jicama in Alaska. I decided to be resourceful and use it in an alternate way. I tossed the slices in 1/8 cup melted coconut oil, and liberal shakes of sea salt, garlic powder, and cayenne. I baked the slices at 400 degrees for about an hour, flipping once. They turned out pretty good! I bet they would be absolutely delicious when made with a tasty jicama.
One warning- I accidentally dropped some melted coconut oil in the base of the oven and started a fire! It went out after a water dousing, but it was a little bit scary. Ooops!
Question: Have you ever caught anything on fire in the kitchen?