This pineapple guacamole brings a fruity kick to your favorite party dip.
Yesterday, I went to a taping of The Chew. Which is kind of funny because I haven’t had cable in almost 2 years so I’ve never actually watched an episode of the show.
But the cool thing about those co-hosts is they’ve all had other gigs before that I’ve watched.
So Carla was totally the quirky Top Chef contestant in my head, Michael Symon was The Next Iron Chef contestant, Mario was well…Mario, clogs and all and any time Clinton looked in my direction I’d find myself wondering if he was judging my outfit.
As for Daphne? I’ve never even heard of her until this show and her recent book which is fine by me because as soon as the cameras turned off, her face would go straight into pissed off grimace mode. I wanted to be like “really, bitch? You got those kick ass turquoise pumps for free, someone did your hair & makeup and I’m sure you’re making bank…can you just pretend to enjoy your life for an hour?”
Want to know what’s more torturous than smelling delicious food cooking when you’re starving?
Watching 10 lucky bastards sit at a counter eating said food while you’re 20 feet away, clapping like a maniac and fake laughing for fear the audience warm-up comedian guy is going to kick you out if you don’t oblige.
Guys, being an audience member is HARD WORK.
And they didn’t even feed us OR give us a copy of Michal Pollan’s new book, Cooked that he made an appearance on the show to talk about for that work. I’d like to send an email to his publisher and ask how much 120 extra copies would’ve cost them? I would’ve talked the shit up about that book, dude’s like my hero.
So we left starving and a bit cranky. No book, no free food and I spent 1 hour sitting next to an old lady that couldn’t keep her clap rhythm in check.
You know when you’re not paying attention and you get offbeat on a clap? But you realize it when you hear a single clap in that second of dead silence when everyone else’s hands are apart? Yeah, that was this lady except she never hit the realization part.
I’m not saying they needed to cook up 120 extra burgers, root beer floats and ham sandwiches (it was a soda shop episode) but some snacks in the studio feels like it would be appropriate for a show named The Chew, no?
I’d gladly have taken this pineapple guacamole. Especially in a cute little parmesan cup.
Get on it, ABC.
PAIR THIS PINEAPPLE GUAC WITH THESE RECIPES:
- 2 avocados
- 1 shallot minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup tomato diced
- 1/4 cup crushed canned pineapple packed in pineapple juice, not syrup, drained
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped
- salt & pepper
For optional parmesan serving cups
- freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Once hot, add shallots and garlic and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly until aromatic and just barely sauteed.
- Transfer shallot mixture to a bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients for the guacamole and mash together with a fork.
For optional parmesan serving cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Make 1/3 cup piles of freshly grated parmesan on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes until bubbling and starting to brown.
- Place a mini muffin tin upside down.
- Carefully remove parmesan circles from the baking sheet with a spatula and drape over the back of a mini-muffin tin to form the cup shape. Hold in place for about 30 seconds until the sides harden.
- Once cooled, remove and flip over, you’ll have a little serving cup to fill with guacamole now.
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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.