Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Twang Beer Salt, Beer, and Guacamole

If you are attending a Cinco De Mayo party in the next couple of days, you more than likely will be partaking in tortilla chips and guacamole dip.  Guacamole has a rich and colorful history. The avocado-laden treat was invented by the Aztecs and was a prized delicacy of the emperor Montezuma.
Guacamole was prepared with avocados, tomato sauce, green chilies, and sea salt (preferably Twang). The name of the pasty treat became guacamole because of the Spaniards inability to pronounce the Aztec’s “ahuacamolli.”
Aside from morphing the name to Guacamole, the Spanish can also be credited with introducing onions, cilantro, and lime juice to the dipping dish.
Guacamole can be prepared in a variety of ways. The diversity of the avocado family creates a long list of possible Guacamole flavors.

Try your hand at Guacamole with this recipe:
Ingredients: 2 jalapeno chilies, dash of pepper, tortilla chips, 2 ripe large avocados, 1 clove of garlic finely chopped, ½ cup of chopped medium onion, 1 tbsp of lime juice, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 and ½ cups of 2 medium tomatoes, 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro, and ½ tsp of salt.

1) Remove stems, seeds, and membranes from the chilies and then chop them. Cut the avocados lengthwise in half and remove the pit and peel. Mash the avocados in a bowl with a fork.

2) Stir in the chilies and remaining ingredients except for the chips. Mix well.

3) Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to blend the flavors and serve with the tortilla chips.

4) Enjoy all that flavorful history rushing in.

Great refreshment for your  Guacamole

1  Extremely Cold Mexican Brew
1 Lime Wedge
1 Twang Lime Beer Salt Bottle
Squeeze lime wedge juice inside your beer. Moisten neck of your beer with same lime wedge, then place in beer for added flavor. Add a dash of Twang Lime Beer Salt to the neck. Lick the salt, drink the beer and enjoy.

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