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Guacamania Recipe: Avocado Chimichurri Fish from Mexico’s Velas Resorts

Do you love avocado? Do you with you could use it everyday? If yes, then we have an event for you! The Velas Resorts are bringing back Guacamania this September! Guacamania is a celebration of all things avocado. This celebration is only around from September 1-21. The Velas Resorts feature avacados prominently in cocktails, dinners, chocolate, and spa treatments. With resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Riviera Maya, there are several locations to visit and explore. At each location, Velas Resorts will have an on-site avocado specialist to share avocado’s cultural importance in Mexico. They will also be offering classes to help you incorporate avocados into your cooking at home. But it you can’t make it to Mexico in September, don’t worry because the Velas Resorts have released a guest favorite recipe. This Avacado Chimichurri Fish recipe is sure to leave your taste buds tingling!

Avocado Chimichurri Fish – Grand Velas Riviera Maya

7 oz Fish Fillet
3 Avocados, cut into small squares
1 Tsp Dill
1 Tsp Garlic, Minced
1.5 T Cilantro
½ lemon, juice only
½ C Whipping Cream
½ T Parsley, chopped fine
½ T  Basil, chopped fine
½ C Avocado Oil
¼ C Rice Vinegar
½ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes, Crushed
1 Tsp Butter
2 Tsp Olive Oil
¼ C White Wine
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste

  1. For the creamy avocado sauce: blend the avocado, dill, ½ garlic, ½ cilantro, lemon and whipping cream until you get a creamy consistency. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. For the avocado chimichurri: in a small bowl, combine remaining cilantro, parsley, basil, remaining garlic, avocado, avocado oil, rice vinegar and crushed chili. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. In a hot pan, add olive oil and butter over medium heat. Brown the fish fillet inside the pan on both sides. To finish cooking, add white wine to the pan and place in the oven at 350° F for 5 minutes.
  4. Assemble the dish by adding a dollop of creamy avocado to the plate. Top with fish and then the chimichurri.

For more information on booking at the Velas Resorts, visit guacamania.velasresorts.com, call 1-888-407-4869, or email reservations@velasresorts.com.

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