February 2, 2012


Hey ya'll :D Hana here, duh. So... superbowl Sunday's comin' up.. huh? Well, why don't you kick it off the right way with a pack of tortilla chips and a sweet onion dip? Y'know.. if you don't have any dip recipes, look no further! After all, homemade dip is the best.. you actually know what's in it besides all the crap and chemicals that are 'ingredients' in your chunky guac!

Marcela Valladolid's Roasted Apple and Tomatillo Salsa
Eat with her homemade tortilla chips.
Makes 3 1/2 cups
1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
3 green apples (such as Granny Smith), quartered
3 whole garlic cloves
1/2 white onion
1 jalapeño, stemmed
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375F.
Place tomatillos, apples, garlic, onion, and jalapeño in a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast for 20 minutes or until tomatillos are softened and slightly charred.
Peel garlic. Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Eva Longoria's Guacamole
Serves 6 to 8
6 ripe avocados
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 cup pico de gallo (recipe to follow)
5 Roma tomatoes
1 yellow onion
1 fresh jalapeño
1/2 bunch cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
For the pico de gallo, quarter the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Do the same for the jalapeño, unless you want some added heat then keep the seeds. Dice the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapeño, and toss in a small mixing bowl.
Remove the pit of the avocados and scoop into a mixing bowl. Using a large spoon, smash the avocados just a little so that you can work the rest of the ingredients and seasonings into them. Combine remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper to desired taste.

And the secret to perfect guac? Jason Berry has an idea.

"The secret to perfect guacamole is to start by making a paste with jalapeño, onion and cilantro in a molcajete – a lava-rock mortar found in Mexico. You can purchase one at an upscale kitchenware stores or use a traditional mortar and pestle to approximate the paste."  He says.

Go here for a more simple guac recipe if you don't have the time!

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