Thursday, May 20, 2010

Avocado "hand tacos" with Meyer lemon and chipotle - guest post by Emery

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First, let's get one thing straight. I am not Erika. I am her 11-year-old son Emery. I will be guest-blogging for this one post.

Well, today, I was eating dinner, when my mom suggested that I have some fruit or vegetable. She suggested avocado, because we have a dozen Hass avocados from the California Avocado Commission. So, I started with my usual, avocado with lemon and salt, but then I decided that it needed a little...well, spice. Mom suggested that I put a little bit of hot chipotle powder on, since I am not afraid of the spice at all. So, I did, and it was perfect. It packed the perfect amount of spice into every bite.

But, I still thought that it needed something more to go with it. That's when I saw my mom cooking the already-prepared-just-cook tortillas from Costco. I asked her if I could have one to go with my avocado, and that was the crowning glory. When you combine the creaminess of the avocado with the chewiness of the tortilla, it's unspeakable how good it is. Here's the recipe, so you can make it yourself, and when you're finished, reward yourself with the miraculous combination of flavors.

Avocado "hand tacos" with Meyer lemon and chipotle
  • 1 California Hass avocado
  • juice of 1/2 a Meyer lemon
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of ground dried chipotle powder (if you would like to add less or more, be my guest)
  • 1 large flour tortilla, or two small corn tortillas
Cut the avocado into chunks. Squeeze the lemon juice evenly over all the chunks. Distribute the salt and chipotle powder evenly amongst the chunks. Rip the tortilla(s) into small pieces and use to pick up the avocado. Thank me for such a great recipe.

16 comments:

Gisele said...

Congrats, Emery. Won't be long before you're at Camp Blogaway, too ;-)

Cheryl D Lee said...

Sounds delicious Emery! Watch out Erika, you may have some competition on your hands!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Wow....you have the next Iron Chef on your hands there!

chris garboski said...

Love it! Emery reminds me of my daughter. She loves creating new recipes!

Minty and Remy said...

This sounds delish and great job on the blog - we're going to do it at LadlesandJellyspoons.com - perhaps we can all cook together soon? You could be a guest on one of our videos?
Minty and Rémy

Hilary Cable said...

Outstanding blog post, Emery! ow about a post in French on your favorite French cuisine? Oh, and thank you for the great recipe. I'm going to try these over the weekend with my neighbor's avocados.

Patti at Worth The Whisk said...

Excellent post, Emery. I think you have a real future in either food or blogging -- maybe BOTH. Your mom is lucky to have such a capable a Blogging Staff now. Keep up the good work!

Rustic Garden said...

What a great snack food! And lovely picture, too!

Dorothy from Shockinglydelicious.com said...

Emery, that sounds GREAT! Wish I had a dozen Haas avocados on my counter right now.... :)

Dawn said...

Wow Erika I am sooo jealous. A live in assistant to help with your blogging! : )

Emery said...

Thank you so much! This was just a spur-of-the-moment recipe.

Sippity Sup said...

Very adorable! I have a small pooch but he's very little help in the kitchen! GREG

carondg said...

Very cool, Erika and Emery! I just linked to your post in my cooking with kids piece on San Diego Foodstuff and it'll be published on SDNN.com this week! Good work!

Erika said...

Hey everyone - thank you on Emery's behalf for your comments and support - he's just tickled at the response to his post. His dad commented last night that Emery's writing sounds a lot like mine, which I hadn't noticed. That's pretty funny, assuming it's true! (Is it true?)

Caron, thanks so much for including Emery's post in your article on SDNN.com. For those who want to take a look, it's at http://www.sandiegofoodstuff.com/2010/05/cooking-with-kids.html

stargazerdaisy said...

This sounds great. I love Avocados and so does my 11 month old daughter Sofia. I have never tried sprinkling chipotle powder on them but sounds great. One thing you might want to also try is smashing the avocado pieces a little on the tortilla with a fork and adding a little garlic powder. Yummy!

Maria Dennis said...

Emery's writing DOES sound like yours, Erika! Great job, Emery, and what a wonderful recipe. Plus, the final result is also very healthy and I think stressing healthy recipes for young people like you is important. Keep up the good work!!

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