Fresh Corn and Avocado Guacamole

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Fresh Corn and Avocado Guacamole

It has been quite a weekend of ups and downs in the kitchen.  My 19 year old son and his roommate came home for the weekend from college and they brought their appetites with them.  From the minute I heard they were coming, my inner menu planner was on overdrive.

I knew that I would be making meatballs, tacos, pulled pork and probably homemade pizza.  Pretty standard teenager fare, but when all of the ingredients are made from scratch and filled with love, they don’t bear any resemblance to the typical freezer meals they are used to.  Over the course of the weekend,  I have ground meat, made buns from scratch, smoked a pork shoulder and made the worst pie in my pie making history.

Yesterday, my multi-tasking blew a fuse.  I had a pork shoulder in the smoker, pie crust & sandwich buns in the oven and was playing PS3 frisbee golf with the boys (I won by the way!)  The fatality in all of this productivity was my pie crust.  Still, I thought it could be saved with the wonderful lime curd & berry filling I had made the night before.  Wrong!  The filling didn’t set properly and it was just plain bad.  My solution was to finally just throw the whole thing away.

On the “up” side of things, my pork shoulder was smoked perfectly.  The meat had the perfect amount of smoke, not too much and not too little.  A perfect crispy “bark” and moist, tender meat that shredded easily.  The homemade buns were the perfect compliment.

Back to the down side…after faithfully photographing each step of the dry rub, marinating and smoking process, the final product did not last long enough for it’s close-up.   For anyone with two hungry 19-year old boys in the house, trying to hold them off while I photographed their meal was akin to trying to deter a couple of starving hyenas from a stranded kitten.  The meal was delicious, but you will just have to take my word for it and wait for the step-by-step process another day.

Fast forward to today…the boys were off doing their own thing so it seemed like the perfect time to try out a few photography techniques and to use up some of the leftover shredded pork.  Crisp the shredded pork in a saute pan with a little bit of water, tuck it inside of a good tortilla and top it with this version of a with fresh corn and avocado guacamole with chipotle chiles.



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9 Responses to “Fresh Corn and Avocado Guacamole”

  1. purabi naha

    This guacamole recipe is really good and the photography is fabulous. Loved reading this post! Hope the boys had a great time eating delicacies cooked by you! Great blog.

  2. Karen Harris

    Lovey looking guac recipe. I hope the boys enjoyed it. Great blog. Love your Food Gawker Gallery. One more photo and I might post mine as well. Since I’ve only gotten 2 on their sight after much work, I don’t know if that will ever happen but I’ll keep trying.

  3. The Cilantropist

    How is it that I have never even *thought* of adding corn to guacamole?! I bet the extra crunch combined with the creamy guacamole is amazing, plus a little sweetness! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lawrence

    Colin, all are just normal stffus, nothing is special..Little Corner of mine, ya, very interesting tasteNancy, ya, I like bread with salty taste rather than sweet one, I also 怕肥, hahaha..


    Felicidades por ese cumple, Bea!!!! Nunca dude que llegarías lejos con este blog, eres una máquina, tu creatividad es desbordsnte. Un besazo… Por cierto, yo participo y digo la película Shame

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