I attended the World Food Championships last November and was introduced to Chef’s Roll. Chef’s Roll is a network for anyone involved in the food industry…..chefs, photographers, bloggers, you name it. I put off joining because I don’t consider myself a chef and I certainly don’t make significant contributions of any kind to the food industry, but finally decided that it wouldn’t hurt. The great thing about Chef’s Roll is that you can get started for free! Making a profile is simple and it’s a great way to journal your accomplishments and goals while getting your name out to other industry related people including casting producers and the like.
A few weeks ago, I saw that Chef’s Roll was sponsoring a guacamole contest, Guac ‘n’ Roll. Entries were to be inspired by a rock band and song. First of all, I don’t listen to rock. It’s just not my thing. But, I had plenty of rock songs from high school days to go off of. Unfortunately for me, I was mistaken in thinking that it was a photo contest. Argh. I came up with a great photo idea to accompany my guac and song, I Would Do Anything for Love (Guac) by Meatloaf. Homemade heart shaped rosemary garlic crackers accompanied my mediocre guac and made for a great pic! I’m sharing the recipe even though it’s basic. Use your imagination to spice up this guac…..cayenne pepper, grilled corn, whatever floats your boat. Enjoy!
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR GUAC
3 large Avocados from Mexico, peeled and seeded
3 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large bowl, mash avocados with a fork, leaving some chunks. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve with your favorite chips or crackers.
I used this recipe for Rosemary Crackers with Olive Oil and Garlic as a base for my crackers. I used minced garlic instead of garlic powder and omitted the coarse salt and pepper for sprinkling. You can find the recipe HERE.