Lemon, Lime, Mint, Avocado & Cheese-Curd Cream
I had a lovely, ripe avocado and I needed to do something wonderful with it, before it became too ripe... which would have been a real shame. So instead, I improvized this little whipped cheese-curd dish, with a handful of finely chopped fresh mint and plenty of lime juice... set between two circles of shortbread- what could be easier or yummier?
I then used a metal ring to cut out 2 circles from a store-bought shortbread pie base. I set one circle back into the ring and then spooned in most of the cream. I then set the other circle of shortbread on top and pressed it down. After an hour in the fridge it was firm and cool enough to remove the ring carefully. I spooned the remaining cream on top and then placed the 2 slices on top of that as my garnish. Some lemon zest, which I had dropped into boiling sugar-water for 2-3 minutes previously, along with a couple of leaves of mint were the finishing touches. And what a wonderful treat it turned out to be too! Simply delicious!