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Grilled Avocado Boats

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Grilled Avocado Boats
    Submitted by: SPARK_RECIPES
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    Introduction
    Smoky and creamy grilled avocados filled with salsa and crumbled Mexican cheese turn any meal into a fiesta.
    Minutes to Prepare: 5
    Minutes to Cook: 10
    Number of Servings: 4


    Ingredients

    • 1 T lime juice
      1 t olive oil
      2 ripe avocados, sliced in half lengthwise, pit removed
      salt and pepper to taste
      1/4 cup fresh salsa
      1 ounce part-skim queso fresco (or any soft white Mexican cheese), crumbled
      1 T chopped cilantro

    Directions
    Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
    Combine the lime juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Brush the mixture on the cut sides of all four avocado halves. Season the avocados with salt and pepper.
    Place flesh down on the hot grill and cook 5-7 minutes, until the flesh has grill marks.
    Remove from grill.
    Fill each avocado half with 1 tablespoon salsa and cheese, then garnish with cilantro.
    Serve immediately.

    Serving Size: Makes 4; 1 per serving

    Number of Servings: 4
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Down in the back but I'm trying this ASAP. Hot salsa.
  3. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Looks great! Think I will have to give this a try :)
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  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Let my know how it turns out and what cheese you use. I wonder how feta works. Fresco sounds great though. I like dishes of contrast. My wife is Asian and we eat mostly Chinese.....Shandong style with some Hunan and Sichuan.
  5. viman96

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    I am planning to use Cotija cheese. Thinking its texture and flavor will go great with avocados :) I will be sure to post pictures after making it later this week.
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  6. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Thanks. I look forward to it.
  7. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    Wee bit of crispy bacon on there would be tremendous
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  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    My wife likes that. Gives me indigestion. :) Sounds good though.
  9. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Cotija is the best choice IMO, or maybe even queso anejo.
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  10. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I love avocados. Must try.
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  11. jobberone

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    I tried it last night when my wife sent me to the kitchen for goodies. I decided I'd eat, too. So I used goat cheese and habanero pineapple salsa but I ate it cold. It was good but cooked would be better IMO. The goat cheese went well with the sauce but something a bit more crumbly would be better I think. I think feta would be ok with the habanero pineapple sauce. Not sure about a salsa. I have a spicy mango salsa I'm going to try next time which will be soon. I'll put the bacon on one half to taste and use the wife as a guinea pig. :) I need to cook it anyway before I have to give it to the dog.
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  12. viman96

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    Bought two Avocados and Cotija cheese yesterday and planning to make these for lunch. Also going to make a few bacon onion rings to go along with them.

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  13. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Made some yesterday but added some jumbo lump crab meat to stuff it....was great!
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  14. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Wow! That looks good.
  15. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Did you put any cheese on that? I tried putting them in the oven but didn't work great. Both in shell and out. I think I'm going to nuke them after putting them on the grill for a short time.
  16. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    No cheese with the crab. I hollowed out the shell and made a mousse of the avocado, mixed with some diced tomatoes, lemon juice and zest and scooped it back in the shell. Topped it with the crab and grilled it for a few.
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  17. jobberone

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    That's genius! I thought of using the shell but gave out of genius juice with that one thought! :) I'm going to try mixing it with some Vidalia onions and secrets of the Orient then following your plan. The goat cheese goes well with it but I haven't' tried anything else.
  18. viman96

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    My Avocados are not quite ready so waiting one more day :)
  19. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Instead of those onions, try shallots :)
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  20. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    A real connoisseur! We have a very interesting and talented membership. What spices do you recommend?

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