How to Prepare Avocado
by Americans for their use in guacamole.
They have a rich, butter-like texture and a
mild, almost nutty flavor.
- Place avocado on cutting board. Insert knife into stem end; slice into halves lengthwise to the pit, turning avocado while slicing.
Turn the avocado around the knife,
thereby slicing it in half.
- Remove knife blade; twist both halves to pull apart.
Twist the halves of the avocado
and pull them apart.
- Press knife blade into pit; twist knife to pull pit free from avocado.
Lodge the knife blade inside the
avocado pit and pull it free.
- Sprinkle avocado with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
- For slices, cut avocado halves lengthwise on cutting board. Starting at stem end, carefully peel skin away from each avocado piece. Slice to desired size.
- If you will be mashing the avocado, perhaps for guacamole, there's no need to be so precise. Simply scoop avocado meat out of skin using a large spoon.
Now that you know how to prepare your favorite fruits, you're ready to use them in all kinds of recipes, from main entrees to desserts.
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