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Like others, I've never cooked avocado or particularly wanted to. The nearest is a BALT where the avocado is slightly warmed by the contact with the bacon.

 

I have been making this a lot recently, though. Either as a starter, a breakfast, brunch  or a just a snack.

 

avo2.thumb.jpg.2dd0811394447e30726a536f56d93b58.jpg

 

Pitted avo filled with flying fish roe (salmon or even real sturgeon caviare would be better of course, but not available to me). Dressed with a mildly vinegary,  simple vinaigrette of oil and white Chinese rice wine vinegar. Served with cold, Chinese sea grass and black pepper.

 

liuzhou

liuzhou


typo

Like others, I've never cooked avocado or particularly wanted to. The nearest is a BALT where the avocado is slightly warmed by the contact with the bacon.

 

I have been making this a lot recently, though. Either as a starter, a breakfast, brunch  or a just a snack.

 

avo2.thumb.jpg.2dd0811394447e30726a536f56d93b58.jpg

 

Pitted avo filled with flying fish roe (salmon or even real sturgeon caviare. would be better of course, but not available to me). Dressed with a mildly vinegary,  simple vinaigrette of oil and white Chinese rice wine vinegar. Served with cold, Chinese sea grass and black pepper.

 

liuzhou

liuzhou

Like others, I've never cooked avocado or particularly wanted to. The nearest is a BALT where the avocado is slightly warmed by the contact with the bacon.

 

I have been making this a lot recently, though. Either as a starter, a breakfast, brunch  or a just a snack.

 

avo2.thumb.jpg.2dd0811394447e30726a536f56d93b58.jpg

 

Pitted avo filled with flying fish roe (salmon or even real sturgeon caviare. would be better of course, but not available to me). Dressed with a mildly vinegary,  simple vinaigrette or oil and white Chinese rice wine vinegar. Served with cold, Chinese sea grass and black pepper.

 

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