Torching an avocado at Crown Shy restaurant in New York City (photo © Crown Shy).
 Charred avocado salad. Here’s the recipe from Food & Wine (photo © Victor Protasio | Food & Wine).
 Just peel and torch! (photo © Love One Today).
We have enjoyed many a grilled avocado.
But what if you don’t have a grill, or if your backyard grill won’t be out until later in the season?
Have a kitchen torch?
Then you can easily make torched—also called bruléed and charred—avocados.
In its simplest form, you can:
Torch the bottom of an avocado half, then serve it cut-side-down as a side, or in a pool of dressing as a salad.
Turn it cut-side-up and add ceviche, crab salad or or whatever you’d like for a stuffed avocado (a.k.a. avocado boat).
Slice the avocado as shown in photo #1, for a side or a first course, on a plate with dressed arugula or watercresss.
CHARRED AVOCADO RECIPE IDEAS
Many of the recipes in which you use avocado can substitute a torched avocado for a bit of charred, smokey flavor.
This avocado burger recipe tastes even better when the avocado is charred.
More ideas for torched avocados:
Avocado Caprese Salad
Avocado & Citrus Salad
Avocado & Shrimp Cocktail
Avocado Summer Rolls (Recipe)
Grain Bowl Topping
Green Salad Garnish (photo #2)
Side With Grilled Fish & Shellfish
Sliced Avocado Salad With Vinaigrette
Tex-Mex: Burritos, Tacos, Tostadas
Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Recipe)
With Burrata Or Other Soft Cheese
You can even used charred avocados to make guacamole.
GET OUT YOUR TORCH!
Torching is easy.
But if you’d like a video showing the process, here it is.
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