Guisado De Nopales - Cactus Paddle Stew

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil.
  • Trim off spines and damaged bits, clean and wash the cactus.
  • Cut each paddle into half-inch squares.
  • Drop the cactus pieces into the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes; drain.
  • Trim stem ends of the tomatoes and cut the tomatoes into quarters.
  • Place them in a blender container with the onion and one-fourth cup water.
  • Whirl until thoroughly blended.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the tomato mixture, epazote, chicken base and salt.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered about 10 minutes.
  • Add the cactus squares and the remaining one-fourth cup water.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer gently, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  • If the sauce becomes too thick, thin with a little water.
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