Avocados With Honey (Cape Verde Islands) Abacates Com Mel

"Here in the southwest U.S. we rarely think of using avocados as a dessert, even though the avocado pear is a fruit. In other parts of the world, ranging from Indonesia to Brazil these fruits are made into desserts and sweet beverages. Now that my fuerte avocado is bearing fruit, I'm planning lots of avocado desserts. Note: the avocado leaves can be dried, ground into a powder and used as a spice. It has an anise taste which some Mexican recipes call for. Also, if you can find fuerte avocados, they are creamier than Hass and make a better dessert. This recipe was adapted from: The Africa cookbook, Tastes of a Continent, by Jessica B. Harris"
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  • Carefully cut each avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
  • Scoop the flesh from the avocado, leaving the 2 shell halves intact. Place the avocado meat in a bowl and sweeten it with honey to taste.
  • Replace the sweetened avocado in the shells, cover them with plastic wrap, and chill them.
  • Serve them cold on a bed of avocado leaves, if available, or use a bed of lettuce.

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I live in a wooded hillside area of Los Angeles where it feels like being out in the country. I grew up in Rhode Island, and came to LA after graduating from URI. I recently retired from my job as an environmental specialist. So now I have time to collect internet recipes. My hobbies & interests are aquatics, shell collecting, my cats, feeding stray cats, home improvement projects and cooking. I love to travel and, years ago, lived in Mexico for several months. My favorite cookbooks are the ones written by Diana Kennedy; they are all great; and I have them all, some signed by her when I was enrolled in her cooking classes. I have a lot of cookbooks; some of my other fave authors and their books are: Madhur Jaffrey (especially World Vegetarian, World of East Vegetarian Cooking and A Taste of the Far East), Faye Levy, Martha Rose Shulman (especially Mediterranean Light, Provencal Light and Mexican Light) and Paula Wolfert.
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