I just received a gift box containing 7 large ripe avocados (Hass, I think) I'd like to save them until Christmas eve, to prepare something special for when I'm with my family. (any ideas other than guacamole?). But they're so ripe, I don't think they will last more than 24 more hours...how can I prevent them from ripening any further? Thanks!
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I regularly make a salad out of sliced avocados and very thinly sliced sweet onions (Vidalias, Mauis, even red onions) layered together, and then seasoned with S&P and drizzled very lightly with good olive oil and red wine vinegar, You can add some sliced tomato too, if you got one at this time of year that's tasty. Very good combo of flavors.
Avocado also pairs well with grapefruit. And nothing, but nothing is better than a lovely seafood salad or cocktail of either tiny, sweet shrimp or good crabmeat, piled into the hole in the avocado where the seed was. A half an avocado per person is plenty, because its so rich. That seems to be to be a wonderfully decadent treat for Christmas Eve.
Also if you are worried about them keeping you can make salsa now and keep that for a couple days - I make this a lot, people go crazy for it!