Thursday, January 31, 2008

Super Bowl material: guacamole flan!

Note: the French version of this recipe is here on La cuisine de Babeth.

Hey, Sunday it's the big sport day, at least in the US! It's the Super Bowl! Well to be very honest with you, I was never a big fan of football while living in the US, but I must admit I always watched the Super Bowl. Not because of touchdowns or quarterbacks but for 2 reasons:
1- it always a great excuse to come to a party or throw one, BBQ with beers and finger foods.
2- for the never seen before tv ads.
If you keen on have more info about the rules here's a great article.

On internet there's a lot of Super Bowl recipes, starting with cookies or cakes, or finger foods. Even Heidi (great cookbook's author and food blog's author) post a little recipe: her guacamole.

Let me give you my own recommendation, finger food style guacamole: a guacamole flan.

I made it in September for my friend Emmanuelle's farewell party. It's super easy, but use a real blender instead of a hand mixer, or you will need to wear you swimsuit in the kitchen, because you will end up covered in guacamole!

Agar-agar guacamole flan:
- 2 avocados
- juice of 1 lemon
- 15 coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon of powdered spices
- fresh grated ginger
- soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of soy cream (you can substitute by dairy cream)
- 200ml soy milk (as well substitution: milk)
- 100ml water
- 3 grams of powered agar-agar
- 1 tablespoon of chestnut oil
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil (e.v.o.o)

Directions: (need to be prepared at least 2 hours in advance)

1-Remove the avocado's flesh, don't hesitate to scrape the skin where the flesh is bright green. Your flan will get a nice color.
2- Add in your blender: avocado, lemon juice, powered spices, ginger, soy sauce, cream, chestnut and olive oils. Mix it till it's creamy. Set aside.
3- Pour in a pot the milk and water, and add slowly agar-agar. Let boil, then cook for 30 seconds at medium heat.
4- Mix well #2 and #3.
5- Place in a cooking dish in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

6- When ready (it will have reached a jelly-like consistency) cut in cubes and present with toothpicks.

Important: don't forget to check: Help beat sarcoma

Note: the French version of this recipe is here on La cuisine de Babeth.


Lolotte said...

Great idea!! I was actually watching Emeril's show yesterday evening on the food channel and it was all about Super Bowl recipes...

Babeth said...

Thanks Lolotte :-)
Emeril is great, I also love Giada and what Julia Child did.

lolo said...

Your recipe seems to me very tasty and light it's a goo idea !
I saw the beginning of the superbowl but not the end because it is little late for French! I would have preferred to see the victory of patriots and you ?

Babeth said...

Lolo: well I didn't have any favorite . I'm not a big football fan ;-)

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