Avocados from Mexico are a hit anytime, but the holidays are a really special time to show off all those great traditional dishes the family loves. Family get together's, Posadas, work parties and Christmas dinner, all include plenty of dishes featuring Avocados from Mexico. Everything from that home made bowl of guacamole that is sitting on the kitchen counter while all the ladies are cooking, to the taquitos the guys are eating while watching sports on the tele, everyone loves avocados and they really make everything taste that much better.
This past Friday we had plans to attend a Posada with the family and had a great "shrimp ceviche" recipe that I had been dying to try out. This is a recipe that my mom passed down to me and it was going to be the first time I made it. Unfortunately Thursday morning everyone began to get sick and by Friday we all had the most awful stomach flu, and there went the entire plans for not just the Posada, but the entire weekend too.
Today I finally had a bit of energy and got to the kitchen to make everyone something for dinner, the fridge was empty since we hadn't been able to do our shopping and all I had were some staples in the pantry. What I did have was the three Avocados from Mexico I got earlier in the week, some cans of tuna and corn. With that I was able to make a really fast and easy tuna salad con aguacates salad that my mom has been making for years, when there isn't much time to cook. It definitely was not the ceviche that everyone had been looking forward to, but the extra large slices of avocados really made it yummy. And even with everyone still feeling sick, we had a festive dinner accompanied with lots of laughs and funny stories of how bad everyone had suffered during these past four days.
Tuna salad w/ Avocados from Mexico
2 cans of tuna (5oz)
1 can sweet corn
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
2 medium/large avocados
salt and pepper to taste
Strain tuna and corn, mix all ingredients together. You can either slice the avocado in thick slices or medium chop and mix with the other ingredients. Serve on saltines or tostadas.
Avocados from Mexico really can liven up any dinner as you can see from above and right now you can share those fabulous recipes or get some new ones on the Avocados From Mexico Posadas recipes page, featuring Chef Pepín. I was in awe of just how many new ways I found to incorporate Avocados from Mexico into dishes. There are recipes for everything from appetizers, main dishes, soups, sandwiches and even desserts.
We are still looking forward to making the shrimp ceviche sometime this week once the whole family has arrived and will be eating plenty of aguacates. How do you incorporate Avocados from Mexico into your holiday dishes?