|Breakfast burrito with Black Beans and Avocado Crema. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
After spending a morning making sandwiches from Emeril Lagasse's brand-new book, Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches, all I can say is "Avocado Crema, where have you been all my life?"
Avocado crema is the lip-smacking, eyebrow-raising, woo-hoo-inspiring garnish for Emeril's Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo, Black Beans and Avocado Crema. It puts the "Bam!" in the burrito, if you will. Breakfast burritos can be pretty ordinary fare - some sausage, some beans, a handful of cheese, a drizzle of salsa, maybe a cube or two of avocado. Emeril takes guacamole ingredients, and without giving too much away, because you really need to buy the book, creates a lusciously thick sauce to shmear over the beans, sausage, egg and cheese. Talk about your notches unknown.
I'm telling you this today, right now, because "Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches" is available today at bookstores, both online and brick-and-mortar, today. (I'd be especially appreciative if you visited an independent bookseller to purchase your copy, because booksellers rock.)
I work best under deadline pressure (and that's the story I'm going with today), so I'm going to eat this breakfast burrito as soon as I hit "send." If you want to see more of the recipes from the book, just type #SeriousSandwich in the A Cook and Her Books search box on your right for my stories. Head over to Twitter, follow #SeriousSandwich and find stories from the 21 other bloggers who've spent the better part of October cooking from this awesome cookbook.
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Text and Images, Copyright 2012, Lucy Mercer.
With the exception of the cover of Emeril's cookbook.
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