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Nopales for dinner

Postby cactushobbyman » Wed May 30, 2012 2:35 am

My mother-in-law is visiting from Mexico and out to the cactus patch for some nopales. This is a light and easy way to enjoy Opuntia ficus-indica. It can be called a salad or even a dip with chips.


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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby daiv » Thu May 31, 2012 4:54 pm

That makes me hungry!
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby apfire » Thu May 31, 2012 5:47 pm

I was hoping for a recipe so that when I grow enough I could try it.
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby John C » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:58 pm

Looks yummy! :P
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:31 pm

looks good. Most Opuntia aren't toxic but a few have high levels of alkaloids in them. For those of you willing to try them, they are from what I have heard quite tasty. however O. englemannii is a pain in the jerk to prepare and I didnt try it when my ex-wife prepared it due to the threat of glochids.. She took a bite and spit it out and said it was gross lol.
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby Ron43 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:00 pm

While in California recently I had a chance to eat cactus and found the cactus by itself is almost tasteless. Mixed with the right peppers and spices it was good, but by itself very bland.
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby majcka » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:44 pm

Ron43 wrote:While in California recently I had a chance to eat cactus and found the cactus by itself is almost tasteless. Mixed with the right peppers and spices it was good, but by itself very bland.


So is the salad. :D
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby Ron43 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:01 am

majcka wrote:
Ron43 wrote:While in California recently I had a chance to eat cactus and found the cactus by itself is almost tasteless. Mixed with the right peppers and spices it was good, but by itself very bland.


So is the salad. :D

I had salad too. It was good with the dressing.
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby cactushobbyman » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:36 pm

I agree that it can be bland, but have you had a salad with just plain lettuce? Add spices, condiments and whatever you like. Or nopales and eggs with some good hot sauce. Now were talking. :P
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby yomero » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:07 pm

I remember my mom used to make us filete asado, con frijoles de la holla, nopalitos, salsa picosa y tortillas recien hechas,

filete asado is actually thin sliced filet Mignon with juice of sour lime, salt and cooked in a pan with little bit of oil, served in a plate with fresh cooked beans (with out the liquid to avoid unwanted gases) nopalitos like the ones in the picture, hot salsa, and fresh hand made corn tortillas. :)


here is another of my favorites
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http://comidamexicana.about.com/od/Plat ... llitas.htm
is in Spanish but picture tells all.

check the link below for another one of my favorites that I have been avoiding for years because the water of the cooked frijloes (beans) are the ones that cause all the gas exhausts,
eat this plate only if you plan to be by your self the rest of the day,
http://flic.kr/p/4qBUY3
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby cactushobbyman » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:53 pm

yomero wrote:I remember my mom used to make us filete asado, con frijoles de la holla, nopalitos, salsa picosa y tortillas recien hechas,

filete asado is actually thin sliced filet Mignon with juice of sour lime, salt and cooked in a pan with little bit of oil, served in a plate with fresh cooked beans (with out the liquid to avoid unwanted gases) nopalitos like the ones in the picture, hot salsa, and fresh hand made corn tortillas. :)


here is another of my favorites
Image
http://comidamexicana.about.com/od/Plat ... llitas.htm
is in Spanish but picture tells all.

check the link below for another one of my favorites that I have been avoiding for years because the water of the cooked frijloes (beans) are the ones that cause all the gas exhausts,
eat this plate only if you plan to be by your self the rest of the day,
http://flic.kr/p/4qBUY3


And for dessert, empanadas de pina con nieve de vainilla :lol:
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:09 am

I translated all the Spanish, sorry I grasped about ever fourth word but those recipes sound good. I liked the cheese stuffed pads. Sounds interesting and yummy, sorta like cheese stuffed peppers. :)
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby yomero » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:43 pm

cactushobbyman wrote:
yomero wrote:I remember my mom used to make us filete asado, con frijoles de la holla, nopalitos, salsa picosa y tortillas recien hechas,

filete asado is actually thin sliced filet Mignon with juice of sour lime, salt and cooked in a pan with little bit of oil, served in a plate with fresh cooked beans (with out the liquid to avoid unwanted gases) nopalitos like the ones in the picture, hot salsa, and fresh hand made corn tortillas. :)


here is another of my favorites
Image
http://comidamexicana.about.com/od/Plat ... llitas.htm
is in Spanish but picture tells all.

check the link below for another one of my favorites that I have been avoiding for years because the water of the cooked frijloes (beans) are the ones that cause all the gas exhausts,
eat this plate only if you plan to be by your self the rest of the day,
http://flic.kr/p/4qBUY3


And for dessert, empanadas de pina con nieve de vainilla :lol:

if you are younger then 21 years, yes!

21 years or older a cold Corona with salt and lime. Image
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby majcka » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:55 pm

yomero wrote:
cactushobbyman wrote:
And for dessert, empanadas de pina con nieve de vainilla :lol:

if you are younger then 21 years, yes!

21 years or older a cold Corona with salt and lime. Image


I am over 21. Can I do both?
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Re: Nopales for dinner

Postby yomero » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:20 pm

majcka wrote:
yomero wrote:
cactushobbyman wrote:
And for dessert, empanadas de pina con nieve de vainilla :lol:

if you are younger then 21 years, yes!

21 years or older a cold Corona with salt and lime. Image


I am over 21. Can I do both?

yes as long as you eat nopales.
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