*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
         Avocados With Strawberry Salsa And Crispy Tortilla Strips
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8911
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         for strawberry salsa:
    1                    fresh serrano or jalapeno chili
    1      cup           finely chopped strawberries
    1      cup           finely chopped white onion
    2      tablespoons   finely chopped fresh coriander
      1/2  teaspoon      fresh lime juice
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      sugar if desired
                         three 5-inch corn tortillas
                         vegetable oil for frying
    1                    firm-ripe avocado
                         two 8 ounce grilled chicken breasts
 
 Wearing rubber gloves, remove stems, seeds, and ribs from chili and
 chop fine.
 
 In a bowl stir together chili and remaining salsa ingredients. Salsa
 may be made several hours ahead and chilled, covered.
 
 Stack tortillas and cut them in half. Cut stacks crosswise into
 1/2-inch-thick strips and in a heavy skillet heat 1/2 inch oil over
 moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Working in two batches, fry
 tortilla strips until crisp and golden, about 30 seconds, and with a
 slotted spoon transfer to
 
 paper towels to drain. Sprinkle fried tortilla strips with salt to
 taste.
 
 Halve the avocado, removing the pit, and peel. Slice each half
 lengthwise into 6 wedges. Slice chicken into 6 wedges and fan ,with
 the avocado, onto 2 plates.
 
 Spoon about 1/2 cup strawberry salsa over each fan and mound crispy
 tortilla strips alongside.
 
 Yield: 2 servings
 
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