Oh - by the way - I have decided that my brand new Blogger Award is now my Pride and Joy. Oh boy am I going to be impossible to live with now.
I am in such a good mood I'm going to share a brand new recipe with all of you. Isn't it amazing how some positive recognition for our efforts can just lift our spirits? So, never before seen on this blog. It's fresh and easy and the prettiest thing you ever wanted to see sitting on an Hors d'oeuvres plate. It will make you the host / hostess or guest of the year when you whip this one out:
Lobster Guacamole with Mango on a Tortilla Chip: (you can substitute shrimp or crab for the lobster) - makes 2 cups or about 48 tortilla chips
2 ripe Haas avocados, peeled and pitted (save the pits)
1 large garlic clove, mashed to a paste with salt
3 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 big tablespoon cilantro (or parsely) chopped
1/4 cup scallions, minced
1/4 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
salt and pepper
1 cup cooked lobster, shrimp or crab, chopped very small
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced very small
1-2 teaspoons honey
"Scoops" tortilla chips
Mash avocados with fork. Add garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, lime or lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Put the pits in the mixture and it will not turn brown. (it's an old cook's trick that you don't have to be old to use)
Cook the seafood of choice (lobster, shrimp or crab), dice small and set aside. (keep cold)
Dice the mango very small and mix with the honey. Set aside.
Spoon a nice teaspoon into the Scoop tortilla chip. Top with seafood of choice, then top with a few pieces of mango.
These little hors d'oeuvres will become your Pride and Joy!