Avocado with tomato sauce

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 larges Avocados
16 ounces Tinned Plum Tomatoes
1 \N Shallot
½ teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme
\N \N Salt
\N \N Ground Black Pepper


Preparation Time: 10 minutes plus chilling To prevent avocados discolouring brush with oil or lemon juice. Preparation: Chop the shallot. Freezing: Sauce can be frozen for up to six months.

1. First make the sauce: place the tomatoes and their juice, the shallot, sugar, thyme and salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Sieve, then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Halve the avocados by slicing around the stone then twisting apart. Make a nest with a tea towel on a chopping board and sit an avocado half in it. Hit the stone with a large cook's knife then ease it out.

3. Score the skin into segments with a small sharp knife then peel.

The tougher the avocado skin, the narrower the strips need to be cut.

4. Place the peeled avocado halves on a plate and make equal lengthwise cuts, leaving the narrow end intact.

5. Gently push the avocado slices apart with your fingers so that the slices fan out. Surround with a pool of the sauce then serve.

Submitted By KAZ LANGRIDGE On 05-21-95

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