Saturday, November 24, 2007

Asian Twist on Avocado Topping

I enjoyed avocados so much when I was south of the border, that I wanted to make some for my leftover turkey meat. Found some avocados at the store, and made this Asian version that made a great twist as a topping over sliced turkey breast. This would be so good over fish, scallops or shrimps too.
1 small can of yellow corn
1 tbs dark roasted sesame oil
3 tbs fresh key lime juice (or use unseasoned rice vinegar)
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
3 tbs toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon hot chili paste
1 garlic clove, minced
some basil leaves, choppped
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, diced
Microwave corn for 1-2 mins depending on your mircrowave. Mix vinegar, green onions, sesame seeds, chili paste, garlic, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in medium bowl. Add the room temperature corn, red bell pepper, basil and avocado; toss gently to combine. Season salsa to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetite

18 comments:

solopoesie said...

UN CARO SALUTO DALL'ITALIA...LINA

isabella said...

hi, welcome back emwk.
this looks a good salad for all...

Big Boys Oven said...

walio! look so nice, so yummy, look so thai hmmmm so shiok!

beachlover said...

look good and refreshing salad..something I would love to try..Usually my avocado will just go to trash after turning black,have no idea what else to make..Thanks for sharing:)..anyway,would you mind to exchange link?.

Retno Prihadana said...

I love avocado! Haven´t tried it like this, looks tasty

daphne said...

what a great idea! the dressing sounds good. Fantastic for hot weather like what we are experiencing in Perth now.

wonda said...

What are those leaves? Basil? Will try this recipe. I love to eat avocado with soy sauce.

singairishgirl said...

Sounds like something really simple and nice.

Dwiana P said...

Oh may may... your salad looks so YUMMY! Avocado? I can't stop from eating them.

Jackson said...

wow.... this is a realeat meets west ingredients... i wonder how it taste!!! Can i try???

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Soloposeie,
Thanks! 'SI', And Greetings to you!

Hi Isabella,
Thanks!

Hi Big Boys Oven,
Haha! Thanks!

Hi Beachlover,
Yes, Yes! I would love to do that. Thanks, and hope you try it!

Hi Retno Prihadana,
It definitely has an asian twist to it, and great if you like sesame oil.

Hi Daphne,
Awww! You have hot weather now? I'm freezing over here. LOL!

Hi Alice,
Yes, it's basil leaves, and my own addition. I amended the recipe now. You have sharp eyes, girlfriend!

Hi Singairishgirl,
Yes, I'm looking for simple recipes now. Too many things going on. LOL!

Hi Diwana,
Me too! :)

Hi Jackson,
If you like sesame oil and sesame seeds like me, you'll love it. Yes, do give it a try! :)

Nora B. said...

This looks yummy! I used to only have avocado with salad or roast chicken, but I've just discovered that it goes well with fish too. Avocados are very cheap at the moment in Australia, so I should be trying more new recipes - thanks!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum, avocado and corns, I love it!

wonda said...

No, it's not my sharp eyes, but rather your sharp and clear photos! BTW, what's the difference between this basil and the Thai sweet basil? I have not seen the Thai ones here.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Nora b,
Glad you like avocados too!

Hey C,
Thanks!

Hi Alice,
Ohh... you're so nice! Thai basil has a stronger taste than normal basil (I think)that reminds me of licorice, and small leaves, purple stems and found in many asian markets here. I think there are so many cultivators of different thai basil that sometimes the names are confusing. Does yours taste like licorice?

Big Boys Oven said...

got a QUESTION, how can we stop acavado from getting black?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Big Boys Oven,
I usually keep the big round seed with the chopped or mashed avocado and also some lemon/lime, but it only works for a few hours.

Cynthia said...

Genius! I know about it working great with seafood but never thought that it would go well with poultry as well.