Avocado is an unlikely but delicious pairing for smoked whitefish, and this guacamole is a smokier, creamier spin on classic whitefish salad. Chipotle and habanero add smoke and heat, while pickled onions brighten everything up.
Spicy chipotle and creamy avocado are a perfect pairing for smoked whitefish.
Yield: serves 4
5 tbsp. minced red onion
2 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. finely chopped cilantro
1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
juice of 1 lime
1 cup smoked whitefish
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 1⁄2 tsp. adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce
1 tsp. minced chives
2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and roughly chopped
In a large bowl, stir the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice together and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the whitefish, mayonnaise, adobo sauce, chives, and avocados and stir until evenly combined. Serve the guacamole with tortilla chips.