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|I've just recently read about doing this.........never crossed my mind! Have any of you lovely gourmets ever grilled an avocado?|
The recipe said to pit and spoon out each half so they remain intact. Place on the grill for a few minutes, flip, few minutes more..........voila!
Posted: 7/5/2012 10:19:52 AM
|Yup... they're absolutely delightful as a side dish. I'll have pregrilled red pepper strips and char grilled sweet onion segments to complement the appearance and flavour of the grilled avocado.|
My favourite is serving it with a medium rare tenderloin and romaine heart salad. It really lightens an ordinarily heavy meal.
When I grill them, I do a spritz of fresh lime juice, then a light drizzle of olive oil... sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
Posted: 7/5/2012 10:33:06 AM
|I know this is only me, but I hate the taste and texture of ripe/semi-ripe avocados heated or cooked in any way and think a cold ripe avocado is heaven. A lot of people used to bread and fry avocado halves and loved them. Makes me shiver.|
So, I have found that if a hard, unripe avocado is cooked I can certainly eat that without grossing out. Semi-ripe avocados barely hold up to cooking and ripe ones become mush, so unripe hard avocados are ideal for cooking, as they hold up to the heat.
That is just my 2 cents and I know others have their taste preference. What Lint Spotter does with them sounds really good :-)
Posted: 7/5/2012 11:40:13 AM
|Thanks to both of you! Good points in each thread........|
I can't wait to do this!!!
Lint: I'm assuming by "pre-grilled" you mean chilled......or at least room temp?
Posted: 7/5/2012 11:52:51 AM
Lint: I'm assuming by "pre-grilled" you mean chilled......or at least room temp? Yes, a summer favourite of mine is to grill or roast red peppers (I'm fond of the cubanelles) until they are charred and the skin is lifting - I then remove them from the heat, peel off the charred skins, slice the pepper down the middle and allow to dry by placing it on a cooling rack while I process the other peppers. I then place the peppers opened at the slice in a glass dish that has a lid, sprinkle with a bit of sea salt, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and repeat until all of the peppers have been salted and drizzled with the oil.
I refrigerate them to chill them and use them as a condiment - often putting them on meatloaf sandwiches and fresh served salads.
I do the same with hot peppers and love putting the spicier ones on hamburgers - roasted peppers are one of my absolute joys in life. They class up any meal and I've never failed to get an ohhh or ahhh from displaying them nicely on an antipasto platter...
Like SS... I dislike overripe avocados as well. If they're not nice and firm, I tend to pass them by in the store and if they ripen too much in the kitchen, I'm more likely to toss them and get fresh than I am to even use them in a guacamole or avocado hummus...
Posted: 7/5/2012 1:05:22 PM
|I don't like overripe avocados either.....I don't like overripe anything and have felt very guilty about the amount of "overripe" I get rid of. :( |
Thanks for all the tips!!! Really appreciated!!!
Posted: 7/6/2012 4:05:21 AM
|Yes and they are good. Add a tiny bit of olive oil, salt & pepper for extra taste. I use the large Florida Avocado instead. They are 3 times the size ( or more ) and good in a different way. I grill all types of veggies. With the Avocado a portabello mushroom is good with it :)|
Posted: 7/7/2012 2:53:16 PM
|^^^I'll try that one too! I'd never even seen a Florida avocado until I moved here. Love how creamy they are.|
Posted: 7/7/2012 4:25:29 PM
|Different types of avocados come on the market all of the time. All of these years I have never used a Florida avocado because they are sweet and watery, except for smoothies, if no Hass are ripe. I love the soft, ripe, buttery, creaminess of a Hass avocado. |
When you say they are creamy, I wonder if it is a type I have never seen. I wont see one where I live, because we do not get Florida avocados, only Mexican and Californian.
At this moment I am stuffed because I had 2 loaves of 15 minutes flatbread (recipe in the flatbread thread), spread with 1/2 mashed avocado each and about 1/3 cup of fresh homemade hot salsa each, with a liter of water and lime juice. A very filling and yummy meal.
Posted: 7/8/2012 7:16:30 PM
|ok you got me when do I come over that sounds grrrrrreat|
Posted: 7/9/2012 5:58:26 AM
|Salmon, msg. 9: That sounds DELICIOUS!! |
I'm going to mash an avocado, spread it on a ciabatta roll, add some sprouts and sliced tomato..........sprinkled with fresh lemon juice.
Thanks for the idea!!
The Florida avocados are big and green. They don't turn brown like a Hass does. I'd never seen them until I moved here.
Posted: 7/9/2012 9:31:45 AM
|Season those babies with garlic granular-little onion powder-salt n pepper inside n after peeling n pitting.|
Drizzle with little olive oil plain or roll in Panko breads crumbs and fry a little covered in a skillet.
Fill those puppies with egg salad, chicken salad, seafood salad, or fruits - serve on a bed of fresh mixed spinach and lettuce.
Or slice avocado's -season- drizzle little olive oil or peanut oil - grill them - place on a platter with "thin" slices of :tomato-cucumber-red onion -summer yellow squash n season all with drizzled with olive oil n balasmic vinegar n romano cheese or use crumble queso cheese or both. Refreshing.
Posted: 7/9/2012 7:33:28 PM
|Sorry OP but I tried this on the grill tonite and have to say I didn't much care for them done that way. Guess I am just an old plain Jane! lol Prefer them fresh with a little salt and lemon juice|
Posted: 7/9/2012 7:35:00 PM
|kinda gotta agree with moonie.......i prefer avacados fresh...................they do make a great topping on a turkey sandwich|
Posted: 7/11/2012 5:38:31 PM
|Oh moonie, sorry you didn't like the grilled avocado.. But that is why the southwest.. does like grilled acovado's. We all have our taste buds and what makes us so different and some enjoy east cooking to Canadian cooking to Asian. That is perfectly okay. Like some Cajun food I do not like either but other love. Each of us has our own tastes and dislikes but I respect your stating U didn't like it. U also Rexar. Maybe we can find better useages and recipes. :)>|
Posted: 7/11/2012 6:48:30 PM
|Have to say the thought of grilling an Avo is a little offputting to me. My fav way of eating them is with banana, honey and yogurt.. Add skim milk and you have a fantastic smoothy.|
Posted: 7/12/2012 6:59:57 AM
|Hey Dove! You are right...guess it is what we have grown up with and what we have come to develop a taste for. I ended up throwing th avocado out. It changed from a fresh lightly flavored taste to a really rather heavy nutty taste? lol..or maybe I am the one who is the nut? I don't even like quaccamole either but again, will eat these little devils plain..|
Posted: 7/12/2012 11:39:40 AM
|Nay, moonie, You are not a nut; we all have different taste n as you stated we all develop different tastes. It is like I love something and someone can like the same thing. It doesn't make us bad or nutty just we have our own likes and dislikes. We are normal MOONIE! lol|