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How to Make Guacamole

3 Comments | Written on February 23, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

This recipe for fresh guacamole is so good, it could win an Oscar!  Literally…

On Sunday when the Academy hand out their annual awards, I am most excited to see who wins the “Animated Short” category.  Sure, I’ll be excited to see Hugh Jackman looking dapper, and thrilled to find out who takes home Best Picture, but this little category is of particular interest to foodies this year!   

Keep reading for the story…

One of the Animated Short Film nominees is titled “Fresh Guacamole.” It follows the preparation of this chip and dip favorite through the use of unusual objects.  The entire film is only about 1:40 and is actually the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar!

If you want to watch it for yourself, check out this link:  http://www.sho.com/sho/video/titles/16534/fresh-guacamole—pes

I decided to see if the “recipe” presented in the video would actually taste good in real life, so I wrote down the ingredients as it was presented and followed through, step-by-step.

Fresh Guacamole

1 avocado

1/2  small onion, diced

1 medium tomato, diced

1/2 lime, juiced

1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed and chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all of the ingredients with a large mortar and pestle. Serve with chips.

Remove the pit from a large avocado.

Dice half of a small onion.

Dice one medium tomato.

Juice half of one lime.

Slice a jalapeño pepper in half and remove the seeds.  Finely chop.

Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Combine with a mortar and pestle.

Place in a serving bowl on a beautiful placemat.

Serve with chips.

I will be backstage at the Oscars again this year, so stay tuned for the inside scoop behind the scenes!  I will be live tweeting throughout the show and updating our Facebook page.  Be sure to root for “Fresh Guacamole” and maybe even make a batch for your viewing party!

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