I've got guacamole on the brain today. Had an incredible dish of it last night in a Mexican restaurant we tried for the first time. Chunky, sultry, perfect balance of cilantro and tomato. Couldn't get enough ... obvious, I suppose, since I'm still thinking about it. Almost as stellar as the table-side created guac I used to get up in the Northeast. Oh, how I miss that.
Jigsaw Hearts leading man, Galen Zabriese, perfect book boyfriend that he is, knows good guac, too. In fact, he claims that in the eternal debate over whether chocolate or sex is better, there needs to be some discussion about guacamole.
Try as I might, I never seem to hit the perfect combo of texture, cilantro, tomato, etc when I make the stuff myself. I think the problem is in reaching too high. In an effort to make the best guac, I overdo it. I've added too much of 'a little bit' of jalapeno. I've over-mushed it. I think, perhaps, I've even added too much cilantro ... but that's hard to believe since I could eat that stuff by the handful.
I might have to cozy up to the owners at the Mexican restaurant and see if they'll give me some hints. How about you? Do you have the perfect guacamole recipe? And ... are you willing to share? Pretty please?