Using a traditional molcajeta makes the best guacamole.
Everyone has their own opinion about what makes the “best guacamole,” but celebrity chef George Duran of Food Network and TLC Ultimate Cake Off fame, insists his will make your best list.
Chef George’s recipe for Crunchy Herbed Guacamole stands out for its crunch factor from a fresh medley of diced radishes and chives. He also prepares his guacamole authentically like in a traditional Latin household, mincing and mixing ingredients in a Granite Molcajete (pronounced mol-ca-het-tay), a lava rock bowl with a pestle).
Next time you’re in Mexico, consider picking up a molcajete in one of the many markets. Or, seek one out at home in a Hispanic grocery store. You can also buy an IMUSA Molcajete at stores like Target. : http://www.target.com/p/imusa-granite-molcajete/-/A-12877001#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink
Recipe courtesy Chef George Duran
2 Ripened avocados, halved and pitted
3 Small red radishes, diced
¼ Cup finely chopped cilantro
¼ Cup snipped fresh chives
Kosher salt or table salt, to taste
Juice of ½ lime
Bottled Chipotle Hot Pepper Sauce (optional)
Scoop avocado flesh (for best results, use a Molcajete) and add the cilantro, chopped chives, lime juice, and chipotle hot pepper sauce. Gently mash with until the desired consistency is reached. Fold in diced radishes and season with salt to taste.