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

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Guacamania is once again returning to Velas Resorts this September. This healthy fruit is no longer just a topping to your toast; it’s the star ingredient in your meal, the garnish to your ice-cold cocktail, the emollient that will make your skin softer. The Mexican resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya are celebrating the avocado and its Mexican heritage with special menu items, avocado craft cocktails, spa treatments, avocado-chocolate turndown amenities, and more. An avocado specialist will even be on-hand at each of the resorts to share the fruit’s history and deep tradition and teach on-site classes, sharing techniques to incorporate this ingredient at home, too. If you can’t make to Mexico in September, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is sharing one of its guests’ favorite recipes for anyone to make at home.

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This healthy fruit is no longer just a topping to your toast; it’s the star ingredient in your meal, the garnish to your ice-cold cocktail, the emollient that will make your skin softer

Guacamania is once again returning to Velas Resorts this September. This healthy fruit is no longer just a topping to your toast; it’s the star ingredient in your meal, the garnish to your ice-cold cocktail, the emollient that will make your skin softer. The Mexican resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya are celebrating the avocado and its Mexican heritage with special menu items, avocado craft cocktails, spa treatments, avocado-chocolate turndown amenities, and more. An avocado specialist will even be on-hand at each of the resorts to share the fruit’s history and deep tradition and teach on-site classes, sharing techniques to incorporate this ingredient at home, too. If you can’t make it to Mexico in September, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is sharing one of its guests’ favorite recipes for anyone to make at home.

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.

Guests can enjoy the Guacamania experience from September 1 – 21 at Velas Resorts located in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, and Riviera Nayarit. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservations@velasresorts.com or visit http://guacamania.velasresorts.com.

About Velas Resorts:
Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Forbes’ “Coolest All-Inclusives,” Forbes’ Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, opened on December 5th as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservations@velasresorts.com or visit https://www.velasresorts.com.

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