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You do not make guacamole by wizzing into a wall paper paste

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Soamiasnob Thu 11-Dec-14 15:30:50

Had lunch round a friends earlier. Was nice apart from the guac. She had obviously put it all in a blender and wizzed it to death and it came out like a thick paste. I ate it through gritted teeth pretending to say 'mmmm lovley', when it wasn't.

Seriously aibu to think to need to mash it or just not bother?

NotSayingImBatman Thu 11-Dec-14 15:32:06

Why yes, yes you are. A snob, that is. Just to clarify.

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Thu 11-Dec-14 15:43:08

It could be worse. She could have served that ready made Old El Paso stuff that's 3% avocado hmm.

This will not end well OP, I remember the last thread where someone criticised her friends home catering.

youareallbonkers Thu 11-Dec-14 16:06:54

Surely it tastes the same

Theorientcalf Thu 11-Dec-14 16:11:33

I hate avacado so all guac is yuk (totally pointless post from me there).

Fudgeface123 Thu 11-Dec-14 16:13:59

It is supposed to be chunky I think but maybe your friend prefers it this way and as a previous poster says, it still tastes the same no?

Suck it up

ScarlettOHaraHamilton Thu 11-Dec-14 16:17:31

I read your title as "peeing into some wallpaper paste will not make it magically turn into guacamole" grin

KoalaDownUnder Thu 11-Dec-14 16:22:17

You'll get slammed for criticising a friend's lunch.

But you're still right. Guacamole should be roughly mashed with a fork, not puréed.

FarelyKnuts Thu 11-Dec-14 16:22:51

I did the same as Scarlett and thought well no clearly not smile

But yes OP, guacamole should be mashed, you didn't actually say that to your friend however, you made appreciative noises and no one died. All is ok

sunflower49 Thu 11-Dec-14 16:24:27

YANBU to hate sloppy guac. I hate it myself.

The Al Paso stuff looks gross. I don't eat dairy and despair at the fact that I can't seem to find a guac in the shops that hasn't got cream in it. Guacamole doesn't need cream ffs.

I'd have probably said something to her along the lines of 'Guac shouldn't be blended it should be chunky! But it tastes nice' etc etc..

CupidStuntSurvivor Thu 11-Dec-14 16:25:07

Well, your friend obviously prefers it. I wouldn't. Sounds gross. Not as gross as that stuff in the squeezy bottle that's 95% mayo and preservatives though. Half the pleasure of guac is the texture (says someone who's allergic to literally every ingredient in it but still makes and eats it at least weekly.)

FollowTheStarship Thu 11-Dec-14 16:29:18

Oh! I whizz mine with a hand blender. It also contains garlic, tomato, fresh coriander etc and when I blend it it comes out well mixed but still a bit lumpy. Everyone who has ever had it has (apparently) loved it and scraped the bowl clean.

Now I know they probably all went home and started MN threads about my shitey cooking sad

But when you get it from a shop it's kind of smooth too. Can't see the problem meself.

FollowTheStarship Thu 11-Dec-14 16:30:36

(An not OP's friend though, to be clear. I know I can't be as I didn't make guacamole today...)

Joolsy Thu 11-Dec-14 16:33:25

I'd still love it even if it was smooth. They serve it like that in a couple of restaurants I've been in, with nachos

Nomama Thu 11-Dec-14 16:34:20

To be fair, once it has been zubbed it does have a really weird mouth feel!

But, yes, UABU, she may never have made it before and you could have had a lovely time swapping recipes for it and similar, rather than lying to her!4

How do you learn unless people you like/trust talk to you about such stuff?

CoolStoryBro Thu 11-Dec-14 16:37:29

I use the same recipe my fave Mexican restaurant uses as they make it right in front of you and it's yummmm! So, I use a pestle and mortar. I'm dead posh, me wink

Tbh, guac is food of the Gods so I'd like it any old way!

SuburbanReindeer Thu 11-Dec-14 16:40:29

How do you pretend to say "mmmm, lovely", OP?

19lottie82 Thu 11-Dec-14 16:48:29

YABU some people prefer it smooth, others chunky. There is no right or wrong way.

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 11-Dec-14 16:55:22

People try to make it like that slop you buy in tubs though don't they? I like the avocado chunky, but the rest chopped quite finely.

DoJo Thu 11-Dec-14 17:01:37

^^ This - she clearly prefers it that way - no need for patronising comments about how it 'should' be or telling her that she needs to mash it (good grief - are there really people so socially unaware that they would do this?) when it's perfectly legitimate to make it however the hell you like it.

DoJo Thu 11-Dec-14 17:02:18

(Darn it, not quick enough - I was agreeing with lottie)

AMerryScot Thu 11-Dec-14 17:04:30

First world problem.

LuisSuarezTeeth Thu 11-Dec-14 17:04:43

Did you post before about the sub-standard tomatoes?


OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Thu 11-Dec-14 17:06:27

Thank you Luis, that was the thread I was thinking of. I think it got deleted in the end....

ChristmasMarketCrazy Thu 11-Dec-14 17:40:16

my magimix has a recipe book with guac in it and it says to blend for 2 minutes! shock in fairness I blend it all up and then add chunks of avocado and sprinkle coriander on the top.

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