Avocado is the latest superfood to trend among health enthusiasts. If you are a food-lover, you would have noticed this creamy green ingredient popping up in the making of multiple dishes - from vegetarian sushi to salads and Mexican burritos to the tangy guacamole dip. Regarding nutrition, avocado is known to be relatively healthy and enriched with good fats that may help manage weight. Thus, even breakfast dishes like avocado toast or bruschetta with the ingredient as the star are a hit among fitness experts. But home chefs often complain that avocado goes bad or spoils before it can be used.
Yes, avocado is quite versatile and nutritious and can be used in food preparations in multiple ways - raw or cooked. But there are a couple of things to take care of before it can be used. First of all, what kind of avocado should be purchased for the best results - the mushy one or the firm one? Should you remove the avocado peels before using them? And what is the correct way to slice an avocado and add it to your dishes? Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay recently shed some light on these very specific and detailed aspects of cooking with avocado in his latest video on Instagram. Take a look:
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"Here are my tips for when you're cooking with avocados at home...and I have plenty more on a new episode on my YouTube channel where breakfast is served," he wrote in the caption. The clip has received over 4.5 million views and 104k comments.
In the clip, the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shared how to add avocado to garnish your dishes. The video was originally from YouTube and he was explaining how to make Mexican-inspired breakfast dishes with avocado as a garnish along with chef Richard Blais.
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Here Are 3 Tips To Use Avocado In Cooking By Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay:
- To Prevent Browning: The celebrity chef suggested slicing the avocado into half and keeping the shell intact. Then, he removed the seed from it and took a lemon wedge in his other hand. Now, Gordon Ramsay squeezed the lemon on top of the avocado's ripe side and there was a reason behind it. The idea was that the lemon juice would keep the avocado from oxidising and thus also keep its fresh, green colour intact!
- To Remove Seed: For removing the seed of an avocado, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's co-anchor, Richard Blais, had a genius hack. What he did was slice the avocado into half, and use a knife to pick out the pit or the seed. Since the seed was quite big, it easily got stuck in the knife and came out without much hassle. But it's important to be very careful while doing this else you could end up cutting yourself. You could also use a chopping board if that is more comfortable.
- How To Slice Avocado: Another tip that Gordon Ramsay suggested was about how to slice the avocado. He said that avocado should be diced with the skin intact. Thus, once he sprinkled lemon juice on the avocado slice, he used quick knife movements to make criss-cross cuts inside the avocado. He then used a spoon to scoop out the diced avocado on top of his breakfast dish.
How simple and convenient, right? Now that you know celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's amazing tips, why not whip up some healthy and delicious avocado recipes?
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