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Author Notes: Avocado experimentation, gone horribly right. A light, airy dumpling with chunks of cool avocado. For the dumplings, I modified Ian Knauer's recipe from his book "The Farm" by adding avocado, cilantro, garlic, and lime zest in place of the dill and scallions. —Megan Taylor
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 5 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade)
- 1/2 cup canned crushed tomato (I prefer San Marzano brand)
- 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro for garnish
- 1/4 cup queso fresco, for garnish
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 1/2 avocados, cut into chunks
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- Begin with the broth. Heat the oil in a deep-sided sautée pan with a lid.
- Add the onion and celery and cook over medium heat until the onions are semi-transluscent, about 3 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more.
- Add the chicken stock, canned tomato, tomato paste, chili powder, curry powder, salt, pepper, and coriander.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer while you prepare the dumplings.
- Dumplings: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, butter, salt, and pepper.
- Combine with your hands until small chunks of butter remain.
- Stir in the avocado, lime zest, chili powder, minced garlic, and cilantro.
- Pour the milk on top and stir with a fork until just combined.
- Add the dumplings by the spoonful to the simmering broth.
- Cover the pot and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Dumplings will be slightly puffed.
- Serve in shallow bowls, and top with chopped cilantro and crumbled queso fresca.
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