Jump to content
BANGKOK 24 March 2019 06:17
simon43

How to eat avocados

Recommended Posts

They do not taste good when green.  You have to let them get ripe but not overripe either.  There are many different varieties.  Some avocadoes turn dark when getting ripe and some turn a little lighter green.  When ripe an avocado will have a slight give to it when you gently squeeze it in the palm of your hand.  Using your fingers to check can bruise the fruit.

 

You can have them sent to your home for a good price from this page:

https://www.facebook.com/Bangkoklovelyfruits/

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a trick if the avocado is hard when you get it from the shop. Put the avocado in a small paper bag, enclose the bag and the day after you have a perfect tasty avocado.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take a toasted brown bread slice , smear it on there thickly , top it with BBQ chicken meat ,some shredded parmezane, enjoy 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, shaurene said:

I love my Advicado I am from the biggest growing countries in the world, New Zealand.

the ones in the supermarket are grown in Thailand, not as good as the NZ ones but ok.

i buy them all the time. They are always hard. I put it hem in the fridge and take one hard one out and place it by the kitchen window in a warm place, after 2 days it has softened, just press your finger into the skin and if it is giving in a little that should be ok. If you go for the ones turned brown skin you will normally get some dark patches on the flesh. I just cut them off.

i love them with a salad that I make. In the mornings I make a sandwich. 2 toast slices of bread, spread some olive oil on them and spread the sift flesh on. Bit of lettuce, some cheese and tomato and off you go. I will also make a salad sandwich in the afternoon.

the Thai hard ones are ok, I like them, they are more than half the price of the NZ ones in the supermarket.

The ones in the supermarket can be quite large, go for the medium size, I cut them around the sides and split it open. Used one half and wrap the other half in film and into the fridge. Don't leave it to long as it will start going brown.

i also love ke spreading Vegimite on my toast and then spread the Advocado on with tomatoe, cheese and lettuce, and some Beetroot I get in jars from the supermarket.

Enjoy. They are full of good fats and loaded with neutrisional ingredients.

 

New Zealand? You must be joking! Never heard of Mexico, eh?

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just bought some from the Royal Project store at Or Tor Kor market. Three nice size for 80 baht. Forget the variety but they were a dark green skin. Made guacamole with one and froze the meat of the the others for guac at a later time. They freeze well but the texture is off, so it's perfect for a dip. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, KneeDeep said:

You have to buy them somewhere in between.

Up here in Chiang Mai I haven't been able to find any avocados that are 'somewhere in between.'

Virtually all I have found this year are rock hard and light in weight which would indicate that they lack moisture.  I've throw away more than I've eaten.  Put them in a paper bag with a banana.  3 out of 4 will rot instead of ripening.  Haven't eaten many this year. 

 

Then you get the vendors like the one I encountered in Wororot Market.  I pick up an avocado and she snaps, "You no touch", to which I replied, "I no touch, I no buy."  Even the vendors know they're attempting to sell avocados that have problems.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen on youtube that you can wrap and microwave a hard one for 30 sec or so and it will soften enough to eat. I have been meaning to try this but the last few I have bought have been just right . So will have to try it at some point to see if worth while trick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 large tomato, 1 med cucumber, 1 avocado, swiss cheese and sandwich ham all chopped up together on some crackers then drizzle zesty italian dressing. 

Umm umm good and healthy too if you dont overdo it with the dressing!

 

IMG_0243.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, smotherb said:

And, avocados make a great fruit dessert or drink. They wife loves them chilled and/or frozen with condensed milk or sweetened with sugar and ice into a smoothie. Of course, you could use honey as a sweetener to make it more healthy.

Popular in parts of India and Sri Lanka. The one I liked the most was a mix from Avocado, vanilla ice cream (not sure if there was also milk in it) and crushed ice blended together

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, pikao said:

Popular in parts of India and Sri Lanka. The one I liked the most was a mix from Avocado, vanilla ice cream (not sure if there was also milk in it) and crushed ice blended together

Have blended with vanilla icecream ( not too sweet )  other additives not required, then place in molds and re-freeze for a desert with a difference

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quickest way to get your avocado to ripen is to store them in a cool dark place, alongside a banana.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/12/2018 at 2:10 PM, Jonathan Fairfield said:

mash it up, add salt pepper, lime juice and chopped coriander

 

and even a few chilli flakes if you like it spicy!

Onions, it will be Guacamole 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, lannarebirth said:

 

New Zealand? You must be joking! Never heard of Mexico, eh?

Or South Africa!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best way to ripen avocados is to put them with other fruit, e.g. bananas, out in the open.  Ones that are still a little bit hard to the touch may be firmly wrapped in cling wrap. Whilst ripening, they give off ethylene. By containing the escaping ethylene within the wrapping, the avocado will ripen more quickly.

 

When you buy, try to obtain them in varying degrees of ripeness, so that they ripen sequentially, so to speak.  If you don't wish to eat one immediately it is ripe, place it in the vegetable storage compartment in your fridge; it will restrict the avocado from further ripening. 

 

There have been some great ways on how to eat them advanced in this thread.  But try this: avocado with smoked salmon, or avocado with grated ostrich biltong on top.  Yummy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...