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This Secret Ingredient Will Take Your Guac to the Next Level

This Secret Ingredient Will Take Your Guac to the Next Level

May 1, 2018
El Segundo Sol  serves up some of the freshest, most authentic Mexican food on the Las Vegas Strip, so when they told us they were going to let us in on their secret of what makes their guacamole so freakin’ delicious, we were all ears. Aside from always starting with the freshest ingredients, chef adds oranges to the guac. The oranges brighten it up and further accent some of the familiar flavors that we know and love. First, the raw oranges, Serrano peppers, onions, garlic, kosher salt and lime juice get muddled up. By muddling them, the pulp and the juices are released. From there, mix in with the avocado, tomatoes, cilantro and mix it all together.
 Ingredients to make El Segundo Sol Guacamole

The vessel in which you muddle and mix your ingredients for guacamole is actually super important. The Molcajete has a long history in Mexican cooking, going back hundreds of years. The idea of using a Molcajete and muddling all of your ingredients together is similar to using a cast iron skillet when you cook. A true Molcajete gets seasoned (literally) as you continue to use it to make salsas, guacamole and more; some say it gets better with age!  If you’re looking to add one to your kitchen, El Segundo Sol sells the same Molcajete that our chef team uses!

El Segundo Sol is celebrating Cinco de Mayo all weekend long with ‘Loco Hour’ drink deals available all day and night!

Make a reservation here. 

Now that we’ve shared a few tricks of the trade, here is El Segundo Sol’s guacamole recipe for you to try this Cinco de Mayo!

El Segundo Sol Guacamole

Guacamole from El Segundo Sol
Serving size: 2-3

Ingredients:
1 Serrano Pepper
1 White Onion
2-3 Garlic Cloves
Kosher Salt
2 Avocados
1 Lime
2 Roma Tomatoes
Cilantro
Orange (optional)

Method:
In a clean bowl place the following;
1 Tablespoon Serrano Pepper – (with seeds)
1 Tablespoon White Onion (minced)
1/4 teaspoon Garlic (minced)
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt (to taste)
Fresh juice of lime
Using a spoon mash all of these ingredients together and allow to macerate.
Using a serrated knife slice the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Slice the avocado in the peel into large chunks.
Using the spoon add the avocado to the bowl.
Stir and mash the ingredients together for 20 seconds or so, it should be fairly chunky
Finish with: 4 Tablespoons Roma Tomato (diced), 2 Tablespoon Cilantro (chopped), 6 Pc Orange segments to garnish (optional)

Still looking for Cinco de Mayo plans this year? Check out all of our specials and happenings. 


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