It was a festive, competitive Cinco de Mayo for me! I was invited by Covino and Rich (they host another Sirius XM show ) to participate in their annual Guacamole-off!
Steve Covino and Rich Davis laid down the simple rule: The best guacamole will win. Sirius XM employees were the judges along with Brian Phelan of the Howard Stern Show who served as the official judge.
Here are Covino and Rich aka the Guacamole Kings!
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Sirius XM Staffers get ready to sample the guacamole.
My traditional guacamole! The recipe can be found here.
Although I placed third at least a Sirius XM employee won! Congrats to Jose Mangin, a proud Mexicano and host of Liquid Metal whose recipe took the top honor!
Some quick guacamole tips:
- Taste as you put it together with the chips you are serving (that way the salt balance will be just right.)
- Slice the avocado in half, remove the stone with the tip of your knife, score the avocado slices cross-ways then squeeze...the chunks will easily fall into the mixing bowl.
- Also, try to use fresh-ground pepper; it makes a huge difference!
Here's to next year's guacamole-off! Covino and Rich -- I am already working on my entry!