06 May Avocado Rose
I have made my first attempt of carving an avocado rose. Just so you know I’m not a fan of avocado but I’m that Instagram foodie enjoy looking at the food more than anything else #foodporn, I should have given myself a try.
By simply google-ing and youtube-ing you will be able to find tons of tutorials out there. It doesn’t look difficult but you just need to know a few tricks.
1) Choose a ripe but firm avocado. Don’t choose the already too soft and mushy avocado to begin with.
2) Cut avocado horizontally in half and gently peel off the skin. Be gentle!
3) OIL your knife and cutting board before you start to slice!!!! I’m going to repeat this one more time, OIL ! I found this is the trick to make the slicing part much more easier. One of the common reasons that people fail because avocado sticks to the knife.
4) Thinly slice the half avocado.
5) Push and fan out the avocado slices. Make them into “n” shape.
6) Roll the slices into centre and form a rose. To make a more fully blooming rose, try pushing the petals outward as you can see mine doesn’t look like a fully open rose. Just make sure you don’t push it too hard to break off the overall shape.
7) Serve it on salad, toast or anything you like. I just like it very simple with fresh ground pepper and some Maldon sea salt. You can also add herbs or cayenne pepper.