Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Mexican Celebration.....

Today is Cinco de Mayo, an annual celebration in Mexico...
I know I will be celebrating, how about you?
Cinco de Mayo, means the 5th of May. It also means the day of the defeat of the French Army, May 5th, 1862. It plays out like a Mardi Gras Party in Mexico...lots of food and fun.
This weekend I had the opportunity to represent the beer,
Dos Equis
I was promoting the beer for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
Along with the beer tasting, I made a wonderful Guacamole.
And yes, it did have beer in it...
a whole bottle for every 3 avocados.
Dos Equis's parent company is Heineken,
so you know it must be good...
I myself prefer the Amber, the Lager is much lighter.

Dos Equis Guacamole
1 bottle of Dos Equis Lager
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 to 5 Sundried Tomatoes (not in oil)
3 large avocados
1/4 c. red onion chopped
1/4 c. diced roasted peppers
2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
1 Tbs, lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
**In a hot skillet with olive oil, saute the garlic, onion, peppers, and tomatoes
**Add a half a bottle of beer and simmer to reduce, then set aside and let cool.
**After slicing and scooping out the avocado, cut into small chunks and place in bowl and slightly mash.
**Gently mix in the cooked ingredients along with the cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pepper. I add the rest of the beer before serving.
**To store: Store with the pits inside the dish, with a shot of lemon juice on top, and plastic wrap smoothed on top as the skin. This will slow down oxidation.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

1 Others Say::

s said...

I love Guacamole!!
I save this recipe for my next party.
Thank you.