I cannot believe Christmas is only 3 days away! Aye dios mio, I have a million things to do till then and so many recipes that I have yet to try. Have you been on pinterest lately?! Gah, I wish I had the time, money, and energy to create all those meals. Instead I’ve been grabbing inspiration and using ingredients I already have to create a fusion of flavors I hope you’ll like.
Growing up, we had lots of comidas tradicionales around the holidays like Puerco Asado (Roasted Pork) on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and even some seafood like fish or Paella during the countdown in December. We also loved using Avocados in our salads and of course in Guacamole. But that’s boring no? we already know they taste amazing as a topping or as a dip for our favorite chip. Why not maximize its potential and really see what it can do?
I started thinking it would be fun to bring back some of these holiday flavors and use avocados in an uncommon way. That’s the great thing about them. Avocados are incredibly versatile and you can use them to create anything from chocolate mousse to pasta sauces And so that’s what I did. I created a creamy pasta dish with a fusion of flavors that feature Avocados from Mexico.
- 2 Avocados
- 1 Lime
- 2 tbsp of salt
- 4 oz of Shrimp
- 2 Tbsp of Fish Sauce
- 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp of Badia Sazon Completa Seasoning
- ¼ cup of Feta Cheese
- 8 oz of Orzo Pasta
- Ziplock bag
- Defrost shrimp
- Prepare ziplock bag by adding marinade- Fish Oil, Olive Oil, ½ lime & Seasoning
- Place shrimp inside bag, shake to distribute marinade, & put in fridge for 45 min
- Cook Orzo Pasta until al dente
- De-seed the avocados and mash in a bowl
- Add salt, Feta cheese, and remaining half a lime. Mix thoroughly
- When shrimp are done marinating, saute them over medium heat
- Pour the marinade in the bag into the pan to further enhance flavor while cooking
- Add cooked shrimp & a tbsp of the marinade juice to avocado pasta sauce
- Garnish with Feta cheese on top and seasoning.
Because the pasta sauce uses avocados as a base, it is full of healthy fats and offers 20 vitamins and minerals like fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, and folic acid. You no longer have to feel guilty about having pasta if you just switch up the pasta base with this healthy alternative. Plus it’s tasty. Like really finger licking, omg don’t touch my plate cause I’m not sharing type of good.
For more recipes using Avocados you should check out the Posadas Recipe Site featuring celebrity chef Pepin (he’s such a fun character). They have every category you can think of from appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts. Omg I stumbled upon the avocado chili brownies recipe earlier and just cannot keep daydreaming about it. Please let me know if any of you make some of these recipes and maybe send some my way if you’re feeling the holiday spirit
So tell me, what holiday family recipes do you look forward to eating each year?
What’s your favorite way to eat avocados?
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