ABACATE COM TAMARAS (AVOCADO STUFFED WITH DATES)

 

This is a very popular salad on the windward island of Sćo Vicente. Some cooks add lobster or shrimp to make a complete meal for lunch or a light supper. It goes well with a chilled glass of white Dćo wine.

 

4 avocados

1 tablespoon sugar

¼ cup port wine

½ cup dates, chopped fine

crushed ice

 

Cut the avocados lengthwise in half and remove the seeds. Remove the meat with a spoon carefully so as not to tear or puncture the shells. Place the meat in a large bowl and mash with a fork until it has a smooth consistency. Add the sugar, port, and the chopped dates. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap, and chill at least 2 hours.

Stuff the shells and place the filled avocado halves over crushed ice and serve.

 

Serves 8.

 

country : Cape Verde

course : salad

 

source : Cuisines of Portuguese Encounters / Cherie Y. Hamilton

 

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