I was in Morro Bay, CA, over the weekend and they had an “Avocado and Margarita Festival” on Saturday. Nice idea, yes? Maybe we should have something like that in La Honda. The Zucchini and Zinfandel Festival? The Bruschetta and Booze Bash? Nah. I’ll skip it. But anyway, in Morro Bay there were plenty of local farmers and vintners sharing their wares. And this one avocado grower was serving half an avocado with some miracle sauce in the indentation where the pit used to be that had people swooning. I sweet-talked him into sharing the recipe (actually I just asked if he could hand me one of the recipe papers he had stacked up on his table) so I could share it with you!
* 1 medium-sized avocado (or go big because this is tasty!)
* 1/4 pound of butter
* 6 Tablespoons of ketchup
* 3 Tablespoons of white vinegar
* 4 Tablespoons of brown sugar
* a pinch of salt
1. Carefully slice the avocado in half, twist the two halves apart. Remove and discard the pit.
2. Place the remaining ingredients into a small saucepan on medium-low, and heat until all sugar and butter is dissolved. Keep warm or let it cool to room temperature.
3. Pour the sauce into the indentation in the avocado and scoop the yummy goodness out with a spoon.