I am an avocado fan, so much so that I spent $300.00 (much to my hubster’s dismay) to buy two patio avocado trees from Cali (they died the first winter in South Carolina, who knew?)
I buy Haas avocados whenever they go on sale. Haas are the only avocados I buy because quite honestly they are the best.
I was planning on making ground chicken and turkey meatballs for dinner and to freeze some today. My one complaint about ground chicken or ground turkey breast is the dry factor. The meatballs tend to be dry, it makes them far from appetizing. Well, this morning while thinking through my options to make them more moist (add cream, add tomato paste, add grated zucchini, add mushroom duxelle-all favorite tricks of mine to make more juicy tender meatballs), I thought, why not run some avocado through the food process and add it to the ground chicken & turkey mixture to give it some fat & moisture. So I did! I think the result was fabulous.
Here’s another trick-freeze your avocados, yep that’s right, freeze em. Cut them in half, take out the pit, spritz them with lemon juice and vacuum pack the avocado halves. Once thawed you can proceed with your recipe AND that is the end of wasting avocados because you just weren’t in the mood for guac one night.
Also, avocados are great in muffins replacing bananas or applesauce. Chocolate ones are my favorite.
For the ground chicken and turkey breast meatballs, I used on avocado (previously frozen), 2 eggs, 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs and 2 lbs of a combination of ground turkey breast and ground chicken breast. Add 10-oz of chopped spinach, season to taste and away ya go!
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