Jessi's Guac

I'm pretty sure this is the best guacamole I have tasted, made by my favorite cousin Jessi. The only issue is that her directions were pretty loose and since I have never made guacamole before, mine didn't come out as good. But with the help of some of Tom's family, we ripped it off alright. Here's her recipe, she's even got some good cooking techniques in there: 

3 avocados
1/2 a tomato (diced)
1/2 a yellow onion (diced with a bit of extra mincing)
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
1/2 a lime
coarse salt (kosher or sea)
cayenne pepper (we didn't have any, so I used jalapeño)

(makes a good-sized bowl full)

Halve and scoop out the avocados. Discard pits. Roughly squish the avocados, but only slightly at this point. 
(Tom's example)

Since these measurements are kind of vague, continue testing the guac throughout to get the desired taste. Squeeze the half lime over the avocados and stir in. If you have an extra juicy lime, go easy and taste it before you squeeze the whole thing in. (The lime helps the guac not go brown as fast, so this is a good thing to do straight-away.) Add a bit of salt; just a good sprinkling. You'll be adding more later. Crush the garlic. To do this, first finely mince the three cloves. Sprinkle with coarse salt, and use the side of your knife to scrape the mixture across your cutting board. Combine into a pile again. Continue scraping and piling until you have a nice cohesive paste. Add to avocados and stir in. Dice the tomatoes and onion. Stir into the guac. Add a bit more salt and some of the cayenne (or jalapeño! I used about 1/3 of one).If you overdo these, you can add more of the other ingredients, particularly tomato and lime, to undo it, but it's not as good. Be careful. If you still have any big chunks, break them up. You should have a good somewhat-smooth but still chunky texture.  

There's actually a funny story that comes with these jalapeños. Tom's father's friend invited us to come over and take some of their veggies from their garden. So 6 of us piled into his dad's Hummer and stopped off at this person's house. They had a good sized garden. We took tons of cherry tomatoes and jalapeños. The police drove by while we were there, thankfully his dad knew the cops. The person who's garden we were picking from had a neighbor that called the police on us who thought we were stealing!

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