Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Avocado Remoulade...not Guacamole



ONE: I felt like being BOLD with my first was a relatively clean seed grab (that I was proud of) plus the picture clearly depicts how I'm feeling this week (don't mess with me)


TWO: Make no mistake...THIS IS NOT GUACAMOLE! 

{Deep Breath}

In fact...if there is one thing I have learned in my 30 (some+) years on this earth it's that...


...people are VERY specific about their Guacamole ~ myself included!

Some like to add fresh garlic...(I don't)
Some like diced onion...some prefer scallion...(I'll take either)
Some add mayonnaise... (no comment....)
Some like it chunky...others prefer smooth...(chunky...definitely chunky)
Some like it spicy...some bland...(a little heat is good)
Some don't like it at all... (????) (this is only OK if you're allergic which I know some people who are. Just keeping it real)


These photos show a non-mayonnaise based Remoulade ~ replacing the mayo with fresh avocado instead!  The recipe can be found here at

My Notes:

I followed the directions exactly but used Haas Avocados and cilantro instead of parsley. 

I also did make the salmon mentioned in the recipe (thought not photographed.)  I apologize...our salmon looked close to the picture in the attached link...but way better ...totally not as good. {Damn it!}  The salmon and the remoulade compliment one another very well!!!

Cook your salmon first...then make your remoulade and serve!

We enjoyed the meal with light and crispy, low-salt, blue corn tortilla chips...and you better believe (below) I licked this bowl and spoon clean!   Enjoy!



Courtney said...

Avocados are the way to my heart, my friend. YUM!

Marc van der Wouw said...

Looks very nice...What is the differents between quacomole?

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Avocado is my favorite favorite green veggie ever. Ever! I am so making this soon!! (sans cilantro but whatever LOL) LOVE the 1st shot, nothing is quite as satisfying as a knife blade with an avocado pitt firmly embedded in it :)

Heather said...

I love anything with avocado in it. In fact, I just posted a recipe with a tomatillo salsa that has avocado: I'm really not sure why anyone would not like avocado, it's simply the best. I'll eat it plain with a little salt, though I prefer guacamole (no mayo added).

Unknown said...

Love the idea of a Remoulade versus the guacomole which is probably more chunky.
Delicious with seafood stew:)

Unknown said...

This looks like something I really need to try, creamy and delish. Yum

Simply Life said...

what a fun way to eat avocados!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum. Anything with avocados is high on my list of must eats. And this looks so delicious.

Cocina Diary

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Oh honey you and I are two peas in a pod. Chunky ALL the way and no comment on the mayo! But as for this remoulade...yes, yes and yes. I hope your week gets better - you've sure made ours with this lovely post!

Karen said...

I agree with you on all counts regarding the guac, and I love that first pic! This sounds like it would be perfect on salmon. Really, anything with this remoulade sounds good!

Nuts about food said...

I like my gaucamole exactly the way you like yours. Surprise surprise, hehe. This looks fabulous. It is a great idea to substitute mayonnaise with avocado, I am already thinking of the possibilities.

Joanne said...

Getting a clean avocado seed like that is definitely something to be proud of! Usually, I end up with avocado EVERYWHERE when I try to de-seed it. Nice.

This remoulade sounds delicious and i love that it's mayo free!

Lea Ann said...

I love it when I get a clean "seed grab". Doesn't happen all the time for me, like it does for Rick Bayless. The remoulade sounds good...I trust you when you say it worked well with salmon.

Unknown said...

So what you are saying is this is NOT guacamole, right? :)
I LOVE avocados...and this remoulade looks like something I could just eat by the spoonful!!

EA-The Spicy RD said...

You are so right on about people being particular w/ their guac! As a kid, I hated it, but LOVE it ( and avocados) now. My dad refuses any and all avocado and guac (his parents grew avocados and he was forced to eat them as a kid), except his own special guac recipe. This version w/ salmon looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Magic of Spice said...

I love that you don't use mayo! And so love your first photo,
very cool :)