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Monday, August 16, 2010

A recipe and some rambling...

Recipe for Spicy Kick Guacamole

I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now and many times I still feel like a newbie. I was completely green when I started Kitten with a Whisk and all I knew was that I wanted to track my recipes and this seemed like a fun way to do it.

I had never shared recipes before because I never – I mean never – wrote them down. So while my problem has never been coming up with a new idea or a recipe, there was a problem when it came to replicating one I had created previously.

Believe it or not, I have actually used the print feature for some of my recipes I’ve posted here. I don’t keep them on file once I upload them… I probably should but I hate files clogging up my computer.

All this has nothing to do with the recipe I’m going to share with you.

Oh wait – yes it does.

So my blog is a little over a year old and I’m still learning new things about being a food blogger. The most recent lesson is: Plan on posting EVERYTHING you make.

A lot of times if I’m just cooking a quick dinner I don’t worry about writing down the specs as I go. And many times those dinners have been really great, and I would have loved to have posted them here. The recipe below was one such occurrence and was even apart of another dish that I didn’t write down either that was spectacular. Blogger FAIL.

This recipe took me 3xs to replicate what I did the first time so I could post it. And it was just a guacamole recipe!

Spicy Kick Guacamole

*Makes about 1 cup

- 2 haas avocados
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon garlic and onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon+ Cajun seasoning
- 2-3 dashes hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon cilantro
-1/4 + teaspoon red pepper flakes
- S&P to taste


1- Cut avocados length-wise and remove the pit. Scoop out flesh into a bowl. Add lime juice and mash until smooth.

2- Add remaining ingredients and mix to incorporate. Allow to sit for 15 minutes in the fridge covered. Taste test for spiciness and adjust as desired.

Thoughts: I came up with this version of guacamole because I didn’t have many of the ingredients I needed to make this version I was also in the mood for something with a little heat and went to add cayenne pepper only to realize it never made it during the move. So I improvised and went with a Cajun spice mix. Any one you want to use is fine. This recipe gives you a mild spicy flavor but feel free to make it as spicy as you want!


Anonymous said...

I ll definitely try it. I like green things!

Kacey said...

Glad I found your blog! I am constantly making food-blogger-fails, and also recently wrote a little post on it. 98% of my meals are 'thrown together', I never measure anything, and am constantly adding a little more of this, a little more of that along the cooking process, which makes it so difficult to keep track of - but also my favorite way to cook.

Keep it up!

Chris said...

Great lessons learned here. I keep a spiral notebook in the kitchen where I write down most cooks so I have a chance at replicating it later. But sometimes I go back to those notes and I ask, "What the **** did I mean by that?"

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