Thursday, September 27, 2012

cheesy baked avocado


first off let me apologize for the quality of photo :( it's getting dark early now a days.. but i will update the photo this weekend as i am definitely making this again!! i've mentioned before i can't eat avocados, i love them but sadly they make my throat itch and close up.. but shell and pete love them so i do use them often..now this is one of those recipes when you make it you think why in the world have i never done this before!! i made it as a side dish to my pork tenderloin last night but it would be perfect as a light summer dinner or pete suggested maybe filling the center with shrimp or crab once it comes out of the oven.. i was inspired for this dish by this recipe here.. i changed mine up a bit to suit pete and shell's taste buds!! but it's so simple and i have to admit i sneaked a bite or two and it was so creamy and cheesy and good.. *sigh*

cheesy baked avocado

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 10 minutes
servings: 2

ingredients:

1 avocado
1/2 tblsp. balsamic vinegar
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt

pre heat your oven to 500 degrees (f) slice avocado in half and remove the stone.. i scored the flesh in a criss-cross pattern with my knife.. then place on a lined baking sheet or casserole dish.. then drizzle the balsamic vinegar over each half.. then topped with the lime juice and salt.. in the cavity where the stone once was fill with cheese and then sprinkle the remaining cheese over the outer flesh part.. place in oven and cook for about 10 minutes checking on it making sure your cheese is melting and not burning.. once it's melted and started to brown up you can stick in the broiler for 1-2 minutes to get it nice and brown... serve with an extra lime wedge.. the possibilities are endless.. i will post some variations this weekend after i play with it a bit.. maybe different cheeses.. maybe a spicy one.. i like pete's idea so maybe i'll fill it with fresh steamed bay shrimp.. i'll let you know and if you try it let me know how you liked yours!!  

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