Halloween Recipes – Gopher Guts Stew- with Avocados from Mexico
Halloween Recipes are just the Most Fun! You take an ordinary recipe and gross it up a bit, give it a spooky scary name, dim the lights, and you have a whole lot of silliness combined with some terror when you try to eat the food! Today, Still Blonde after all these YEARS is bringing you Gopher Guts Stew for the “Spookamole” Blog tour via Avocados of Mexico! Get it…Spookamole …as in Guacamole? HAHAHA!
You remember the tune (sung to “I may never March in the Infantry”):
Great Green Globs of Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts, Mutilated Monkey Meat, tiny little birdie feet
Great Green Globs of Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts, that’s what this stew for Spookamole is…
Halloween Recipes–The Story to tell the Kiddies and the Easy-to-Scare Teens and Adults.
So essentially this Halloween recipe will remind you of a Wonderful Chicken Tortilla Stew with Avocados, but for our Halloween imaginations…we have Gopher Gut Stew!!!
The peppers and onions are the gopher’s minced up muscles and ligaments; rice and cheese are the gopher’s ground up bones and toenails; the cilantro, spice and seasonings are from the gopher’s nose and nose hair; the Chicken is the gopher flesh;
The chicken stock, tomato juice, lime juice and Worcestershire sauce form the gopher’s plasma and blood;
The red and blue tortillas are the gopher’s veins; …and finally the CROWNING GLORY is the specially hand piped avocados from Mexico which are the GOPHER’S GUTS!!! YUM-YUM!
Recipe developed by Still Blonde after all these YEARS
Published: September 26, 2011
Halloween Recipes–Gopher Guts Stew with Avocados from Mexico for the Spookamole Blog tour
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 30 min
–Shredded skinless boneless Chicken breast:1 pound
Can use a roaster or canned chicken breast
—Stock, Chicken:8 cups
Make your own or use Prepared.
—Juice of limes:3
—Tomato juice:1 cup
—Chopped Red bell pepper:1/2 cups
—Chopped and cleaned Jalapeno:(1)
—Chopped cilantro:1/4 cups
—Worcestershire sauce:4 tsp
—Chopped green onions:(3)
—Uncooked Rice:1/2 cups
–Per bowl, Avocados from Mexico: (1)
–Shredded Mexican Cheese: 1 cup
–Minced Garlic:1 tsp.
–Ground black pepper:1/2tsp
–Salt to Taste
–Tortilla Strips (Red and Blue If possible)
Yield: (4 servings)
In a large soup pot, simmer the chicken stock, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and lime juices with the jalapeno, cilantro for 45 minutes.While simmering; grill the chicken until cooked all of the way through, then shred (optional–use canned chicken breast.)
Strain simmered stock mixture and add green onion, chilies, red bell pepper, rice, corn, garlic to the remaining strained stock and simmer for 20 minutes. The mixture will have the consistency of a soupy stew.
Mash up the avocados and then pipe them on top of the stew to create a “Gopher Gut” look, add a teeny bit of lime juice if not serving immediately to keep avocado from turning brown. Artfully, place the tortilla strips and shredded cheese on top of the “Guts” .
Avocados from Mexico–Did you Know?
Avocados are grown on trees and Mexico is the ONLY place in the world where the trees bloom 4 times per year guaranteeing year round availability! An avocado is really a fruit because it does grow on trees but we often think of it as a vegetable!
What makes Avocados from Mexico so perfect for Halloween Recipes?
Well, they are green…Duh? So they add a fun spooky color to any dish. Avocados are also really tasty..kinda like candy but a fruit..so they make any of your Halloween Recipes for Spookamole just taste that much better with their creamy natural appeal.
What do to know more about Avocados from Mexico?
For recipes, fun facts, storage tips, purchasing tips, and more visit Avocados from Mexico to further your education.