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       Title: Avocado Stuffed with Smoked Fish (West Africa)
  Categories: African, Seafood, Ceideburg 2
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       4    Hard-cooked eggs *
     1/4 c  Milk
     1/4 c  Strained fresh lime juice
     1/4 ts Sugar
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/3 c  Vegetable oil
       2 tb Olive oil
     1/2 lb Smoked whitefish
       2 lg Ripe avocados
      12    Strips of fresh red bell
            -pepper or canned
            -pimiento **
  
   * the yolks rubbed through a sieve and the whites finely chopped.
   
   ** each cut about 1/4 inch wide and 2 inches long.
   
   In a deep bowl, mash the egg yolks and milk together with a spoon or
   table fork until they form a smooth paste.  Add 1 tablespoon of the
   lime juice, the sugar and the salt.
   
   Then beat in the vegetable oil, a teaspoon or so at a time; make sure
   each addition is absorbed before adding more.  Add the olive oil by
   teaspoonfuls, beating constantly.  Stir the remaining lime juice into
   the sauce and taste for seasoning.
   
   With your fingers or a small knife, remove the skin from the fish and
   pick out any bones.  Drop the fish into a bowl and flake it finely
   with a fork. Add the chopped egg whites and the sauce, and toss
   together gently but thoroughly.
   
   Just before serving, cut the avocados in half.  With the tip of a
   small knife, loosen the seeds and lift them out.  Remove any brown
   tissue like fibers clinging to the flesh.
   
   Spoon the fish mixture into the avocado halves, dividing it equally
   among them and mounding it slightly in the center.  Arrange 3 strips
   of sweet pepper or pimiento diagonally across the top of each avocado
   and serve at once.
   
   Makes 4 servings.
   
   From “African Cooking”, Laurens van der Post and the editors of Time
   Life Books, “Foods of the World” series, 1970.  LOC # 77-119620.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; February 24 1993.
  
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