How to prepare an avocado


How to prepare an avocado
Here is how to get from an avocado only the flesh of the fruit.
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Last modified on: January 9th 2010

Keywords for this recipe:AvocadoPeelSkinCoreHow toTips
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PreparationStart to finish
11 min.11 min.

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Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #1
Remove the small hard end of avocado.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Take the avocado in your hand, press the knife blade onto the end of the fruit, and cut across until you meet the stone.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Then turn around the stone, until you come back to the starting point.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Then take hold the avocado with one half in each hand and twist in opposite directions...

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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... the two halves are easy detached.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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To remove the stone, take the half which contains it in your hand, and give the stone a sharp blow with the knife: the blade will penetrate about half a centimetre ( ¼ inch).

Stage 7 - 1 min.
How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #7
Then give twist the knife, by holding avocado firmly...

Stage 8 - 1 min.
How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #8
... and the stone should come out easily.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #9
To remove flesh, use a tablespoon...

Stage 10 - 1 min.
How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #10
... pass the tablespoon along the skin...

Stage 11 - 1 min.
How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #11
... and scoop out avocado flesh in one movement.

Stage 12
To recap, watch the complete operation in this video.
Remarks
The best avocado kind is, in my opinion, the "Hass", almost purple or black and knobbly. Beware of perfect green shiny avocados, they have no taste. In general, let's say that the uglier they are, the better.
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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
AvocadoAvocado: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad, Mexican ceviche, Avocado with Sautéed Prawns , Mexican tart, Sushi, ... All
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  • In regard to step 6: If you're not careful, the blade may also penetrate about a half centimeter (1/4 inch) into the hand as well; it is likely to be be painful. If you are not comfortable with a chef's knife, in order to avoid injury, you may devise another method of removing the stone.
    Thanks.
    Posted by Chris october 5th 2011 at 21:50 (n° 1)
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