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Grilled Avocado?

I am in LOVE with Avocados and just read a recipe that called for one grilled (halved, seed removed, brushed with oil and placed on grill). So I get it and I love most things grilled... but I'm just curious about a grilled Avocado. Does it enhance the flavor and is it worth it?

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  1. yes...and yes!

    i *love* grilled avocado.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Do you just grill it till it gets grill marks or are you actually cooking it through?

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        ABSOLUTELY IT IS HEAVEN!!

        Yes Sam, slightly under ripe, Not too soft, too hard to grill. After it is done, a little lime drizzled over it and honey. What a combo. I use them over a salad in salsa, but on a salad is my favorite. I use fresh romaine and fresh spring greens and grilled mangos and avacados, fresh fennel, fresh blood oranges and a fresh honey vinaigrette citrus based is an amazing salad. Topped with toasted pecans.

        Also, grilled in a quesadilla with chicken and pepperjack cheese

        On a pizza with shrimp, monterey jack and diced olives is heaven

        Also topped on margaritta chicken. Black beans and rice, grilled margarhita chicken topped with grilled tomatoes and avacados and sour cream is amazing

        Tacos again

        Or just plain I love them just as. Nothing else needed. Amazing flavor.

      2. Grilled avocado is great. Start with very slightly under-ripe. Ready when firm, slightly charred on the outside and hot and almost cooked in the inside.

        1. Absolutely - it is great! Make sure the grill is hot enough to char the outside, & cook the inside till it's creamy.

          1. a-m-a-z-i-n-g
            please try it - there's a place in my neighborhood that would be useless and overhyped if they did not have this item of wonder on their menu
            enjoy!

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            1. re: jmullen1251

              i have never ever heard of grilled avocado and i consider myself an avocado lover!

              jmullen- what is the name of this heavenly restaurant?

              1. re: raygunclan

                east coast grill in cambridge, ma - ok, theyre not completely useless cuz they also have a pretty mean bloody mary bar for brunch

            2. normally i just eat mine with a generous amount of maple syrup but sometimes i grill it for brunch at weekends. looks something like this.... [http://farm1.static.flickr.com/52/401... , or this http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenhosau... , same photo but links don't seem to work when i click on them i dunno...]. bom apetite.

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              1. re: Pata_Negra

                Okay...SOLD!!!!! YUM!!! I am so excited because it seems like a perfect way to use a slightly under-ripe avocado. I get so frustrated staring at idle avocados sitting in my kitchen...Thanks everyone!!!

                1. re: care11

                  Enjoy you will love them. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic and grill. I have grilled and melted with cheese and served with a size. Just about anything. Even chop and then dice with mango or pineapple or peaches some good dark rum and then some brown sugar and then serve as a light side. So many ways to use them.

                  1. re: kchurchill5

                    I can't believe I have never done this...it all sounds so wonderful! I'm adding to a salad tonight and can't wait to try out these other ideas too! It's like a whole new world has opened up... Thanks!!!!!

                    1. re: care11

                      Mango, pineapple, peaches all good too. Brie on peaches is awesome. Peach halves, cut side down, grill slow, then add nuts honey and brie or any good white melting cheese. Fontina or fontinella is also good and so easy. Avacado brush with rum and mango jam. (Just smuckers, jellies and jams) Mix them together and grill. Great as a side with grilled fish. You can do quarters or halves. Good soft pears as well Great grilling and sides. Also great for deserts but I love them just as a side. The pears with maple is great with pork chops or loins.

                      Try peaches with maple syrup grilled, on a sandwich with turkey, manchego cheese and cranberry sauce as a condiment. TO DIE FOR!!

                2. re: Pata_Negra

                  The second one worked for me...beautiful. (RE: Pata Negra above)

                  1. re: Pata_Negra

                    Wow, I would never have thought to grill avocado and drizzle with maple syrup. I am going to definitely do it!

                    1. re: Pata_Negra

                      Photos work and I can't wait to try this, Pata Negra!

                      As raygunclan said, I'm an avocado lover and don't recall hearing of it grilled. Must try!

                      And the rest of the avocado lovers have to try Bittman's Ultra Easy (something like that) avocado soup. We have made it at least four times in the past month or so. Tasty and easy!