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Look for smaller avocados this year.

by Karen/NoCA » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:51 pm

However, we should have more available than usual and selling at a better price. Wonder how they will taste?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/08/15/212330603/incredibly-shrinking-avocados-why-this-years-fruit-are-so-tiny
They are coming into San Francisco at this time, have not seen the small ones in our area yet.
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Re: Look for smaller avocados this year.

by John Treder » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:32 pm

I was in Hiro's, a very good sushi place in Petaluma, a week or two ago, and noticed the chef slicing very small avocados for a California roll. I asked him about it and he shrugged and said, "That's what we're getting."
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Re: Look for smaller avocados this year.

by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:40 pm

My mind is wandering... is this any kind of opportunity? What prep might one do to a small avocado that you could not do to a big one? Can it be cooked in its skin somehow? Marinated? Peeled differently?
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Re: Look for smaller avocados this year.

by Karen/NoCA » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:18 pm

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:My mind is wandering... is this any kind of opportunity? What prep might one do to a small avocado that you could not do to a big one? Can it be cooked in its skin somehow? Marinated? Peeled differently?


Not sure, but if we can buy 10 of them for a buck, we'd better start thinking. One way I love to eat them is on buttered toast, just chunked enough to stick to the bread. If I have the time I like to brown the butter first....but mornings are busy so I almost never have time for that. I also halve one, sprinkle Maldon's coarse salt and a good balsamic over the top....that is breakfast too.

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