Think you know guac? You don't know nothin', at least not where guacamole infused with the spirit-ual flavors of Alaska's own VooDoo Jams is concerned. Handcrafted in small batches, this small company's jams, marmalades, and finishing sauces are too good to pass up, so I went bold and whipped up a batch of The Flying Chef's guacamole, spooning in a few tablespoons of mango-vodka-peppery goodness known as "You Juicy Devil."
Go ahead, take a twist on a favorite summertime snack -- it'll change the way you think about avocados, and guac, forever.
3 to 4 ripe avocados, depending on size
3/4 cup grape tomatoes, sliced diagonally into quarters
1/3 cup diced red onion or shallot
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lime (FRESH lime juice, please. This is a masterpiece we're working on.)
1 jalapeño, thinly sliced, seeds in for hotter flavor, or remove for a milder punch
2 heaping TBS of "You Juicy Devil: Ghost pepper, vodka, and mango jam"
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
Salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork, making sure to leave a few tasty chunks.
Add lime juice, tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, VooDoo Jam, salt and pepper.
Mix to desired texture. Make sure not to overmix, otherwise guacamole will become mushy.
Reserve some cilantro and jalapeños for garnish.
Serve with chips or sliced red bell pepper as "scoops."
P.S. Do check out the VooDoo Jams website for the complete list of products, you won't be sorry.
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