One of the most recognised chefs in Latin America, a celebrity in her native Mexico, and now genius behind the imaginatively creative and deliciously authentic cuisine at the super stylish Ella Canta in London.
This week’s recipe seems relatively simple to create but we promise you, this isn’t just any guacamole, this is a showstopper of an authentic dish you will enjoy having in your repertoire forever.
Yield: 1 kilogram
150 gr white onion, chopped
fresh lime juice, to taste
800 gr avocado
100 gr cilantro (coriander), chopped
90 gr chile serrano, chopped and seeded, or to taste
Salt, to taste
Pomegranate seeds, to taste
Requesón (white moist cheese—the Mexican version of ricotta)
Corn tortillas, cut in triangles and fried, on the side or maíz tostadas
Soak the onion in lime juice for half an hour, and then drain. Carefully mash the avocado in a bowl or molcajete (a traditional lava-stone mortar with pestle). Add the cilantro, onion and chile serrano. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the guacamole in an elegant plate and decorate with the pomegranate seeds, the requesón cheese, and the tortilla triangles.
Note: a chapulin (grasshopper) painted in gold can be added to the guacamole simulating the Mexican jewel
Alternatively, book a table at the prestigious Ella Canta on London’s Park Lane and enjoy Martha Ortiz’s celebrated style, which blends long-established cooking traditions with contemporary techniques and artistry first hand. Luxury Restaurant Club members enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne with any two courses from the a la carte menu and a la carte brunch menu at weekends, see details. Download the Luxury Restaurant Guide FREE APP HERE and follow steps to join club.