I had the undisputable pleasure of visiting Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, during a recent visit. If you’re ever in the area, you’ve got to check it out. The food was estupendo, and the guacamole, prepared fresh at your table, was mucho magnífico!!! Add a pitcher of prickly pear margaritas and you’re good to go!
I’ve been experimenting with guacamole ingredients ever since my return and have concocted one I think is pretty close. Give it a shot and let me know. Until I get back to Rocco’s again, this will have to do – in the meantime, all I can say is olé!
½ cup finely chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 Roma tomatoes diced
1 lime freshly squeezed
(Mix the above ingredients together and set aside.)
4 ripe Hass avocados peeled and seeded (cut in half – take out seed – scoop out flesh)
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
¼ cup firmly-packed chopped fresh cilantro
8 dashes hot sauce (Texas Pete)
(Mash avocados and add salt, pepper and cilantro and hot sauce.)
Mix chopped mixture into mashed mixture. Add more salt if needed to your taste. Also, if you like it hotter, add more sauce or you can chop up a chili pepper (I didn’t use a chili pepper because I’m not a hotty :))
Let set a few minutes then serve with fresh chips. Store tightly covered but not for too long – it turns brown quickly.
Recipe by: Mamasita Susezit