Tuesday, March 29, 2016

FoodQT : Nopales

A traditional Mexican meal on friday, started with Nopales in salsa roja. I love these as a kid, accompanied by Tortas de camarón, Shrimp fritters.

Supplies :
1 package of fresh cactus, peeled of thorns.
1 stockpot
2 tablespoons of baking soda

For sauce:

1/2 onion sliced, reserve a little for sauce
3 garlic cloves
2 cups of chicken stock
Salt and pepper
2 tomatoes
2 tablespoons of tomato puree
2 tablespoons of Chile powder of california, guachillo,
2 chiles anchos chiles dried and softened

1. Slice cactus and give a rinse. The cactus will have a slimy texture. Dump in stockpot of boiling water and add banking soda. Boil for about 20 mins. (They will be tender and the slimy consistency will be gone)

2. Strain, Give a rinse with hot water. Set aside.

3.  Blend, then add to a saucepan and fry the sauce. Simmer for 6 minutes, so all flavors can marry. Add onions, so they're tender and then add cactus. Simmer for another 10 mins.

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