Wednesday 20 October 2010

The World's First Tweetalong - The Ingredients

The world’s first avocado “Tweetalong” takes place on Tuesday October 26th from 7pm.

Thomasina Miers and Tom Parker Bowles are going head-to-head in an avocado themed cook-off in celebration of Avocado Week.

Both chefs will be preparing their favourite avocado dishes, and you can follow all the action live on Twitter from 7pm.

Ingredients you will need on the day are as follows:

Thomasina's chicken, avocado and basil salad with yoghurt and garlic dressing
2 Chicken breasts poached or roast chicken left from the weekend, torn into pieces
1 Hass avocado, sliced
8 baby tomatoes, halved or quartered
A small handful green beans, cooked to al dente
10 small jersey potatoes, steamed for 20 mins (optional)
1 small bunch of basil, leaves picked
2 handfuls of mixed salad leaves
Olive oil
Crostini bread
Juice of ½ lemon
200g Low fat Greek yoghurt
1tbsp Low fat crème fraiche
1 small clove garlic, crushed
½ tsp Dijon mustard
Pinch of sweet paprika
½ tbsp parsley, chopped (optional)
Small squeeze of lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Tom Parker Bowles' Lime marinated prawn and avocado pittas

400 g small Atlantic prawns, peeled
4 Hass avocados, mashed
2 red onions, finely chopped
Pinch, sea salt
Small bunch of coriander, chopped
6 birds eye chillies, chopped/or half a Habenero if you want real heat/ or a couple of standard green chillies if you really can't face heat/finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
Fresh black pepper
6 mini pittas
2 limes, juiced
Big glug Tabasco
Sprinkle sea salt


  1. This looks like being so much fun! Barring eventualities, I'll be there! :)

  2. Great stuff, hope the avos arrived in time this morning also... Thanks Jenny