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cowgirl 10-11-2012 03:45 PM

Grilled Cactus....and some jelly
 
I don't think I've posted this here before.
Not sure if there are any Brethren who would be interested in salad and jelly. lol

Sorry for so many pics!! :oops:


in my pasture...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps1ff98fc7.jpg

prickly pear cactus...


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps247469f6.jpg


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps71d7a38c.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps9902b02f.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...pse959b091.jpg

I hold them with pliers and scrape the thorns off with sharp knife...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps7835cea2.jpg

remove thorns..
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...pscff60c41.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps6ddbd3a6.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps5028476a.jpg

corn, cactus, black beans, shrimp, scallions, jalapenos..

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps7849d9f2.jpg

brush with oil and onto the grill..
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psd7663727.jpg

shrimp on grill too..

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psaf1511a7.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps63ecca8c.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps7d88f6ba.jpg

slice grilled cactus...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps061a96cd.jpg

make dressing..
1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 2/3 cup oil, minced garlic, 1 TBs dijon mustard , onion powder, salt and pepper to taste


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps917a7c95.jpg
make salad, grilled cactus, corn, scallions, tomatoes, onion, black beans...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psc7fcc241.jpg


Grilled cactus, shrimp and corn salad...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...g/b261ec54.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...g/76f41430.jpg


make jelly with cactus fruit..


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps92048a8b.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psd44aa2ad.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...pse3945e8e.jpg

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simmer fruit in small amount of water

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps7c958d69.jpg

strain...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psdba7e256.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psb5f3eca4.jpg

sugar, pectin and lemon juice

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psfea8f4b9.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps587de650.jpg

cactus jelly..

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psb225389d.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps4cbb2553.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psc53ff674.jpg



Just something different...


Thank you for looking!

Teamfour 10-11-2012 03:57 PM

Yum!

I use Nopalitos (cactus leaves) in my chili. Love it!


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IamMadMan 10-11-2012 03:57 PM

Wow....

For those of us who have never tasted cacti, what does it taste similar to????

The jelly looks really good.

Divemaster 10-11-2012 04:01 PM

As I've said before, you suck.

cowgirl 10-11-2012 04:02 PM

Thanks Teamfour! They are pretty tasty. :grin:


Quote:

Originally Posted by IamMadMan (Post 2240941)
Wow....

For those of us who have never tasted cacti, what does it taste similar to????

The jelly looks really good.

Thank you! The fresh ones are similar to a green bean. You can get canned or pickled ones in the stores here. I rinse the pickled ones before using to get rid of the brine flavor.
Thanks about the jelly too. I like it on hot biscuits. :)

cowgirl 10-11-2012 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Divemaster (Post 2240946)
As I've said before, you suck.


lol I would worry if you didn't tell me that. :biggrin1: :hug:

gtr 10-11-2012 04:16 PM

Simply amazing Jeanie! You are most definitely living right - you'll probably be getting a few more proposals this week. :heh:

I see cactus in the stores around here sometimes - never thought of buying any till now!

Thanks for putting that up! :clap2:

cowgirl 10-11-2012 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtr (Post 2240965)
Simply amazing Jeanie! You are most definitely living right - you'll probably be getting a few more proposals this week. :heh:

I see cactus in the stores around here sometimes - never thought of buying any till now!

Thanks for putting that up! :clap2:

lol Thanks Greg. I'm pretty sure all of the good ones are taken. :wink: :grin:

If you give the cactus a try, please take pics!

chicagokp 10-11-2012 04:57 PM

Dang....is there anything you don't do? Looks great!

fingerlickin' 10-11-2012 05:10 PM

Very cool Jeanie, I love the look of that pasture, it doesn't look like your animals are going hungry any time soon!

Grabnabber 10-11-2012 06:20 PM

Cool post, and salad/jelly looks awesome. Nopales (cacti) are in all the Mexi grocery stores here, I'm gonna try some. Never really knew what to do with those.....

How do you know when they are done? Do they get really soft or...???

Thanks for the idea! :hungry:

bbqbull 10-11-2012 07:00 PM

Thanks for the taste report on those cactus. Saw some in our local farm market yesterday but had no clue how to prepare them. Nor did I know what they taste like.
Thank you Jeanie!!!

Ijustwantedtolookatpics 10-11-2012 07:36 PM

Now that is cool...Fascinating to a guy that's only seen cactus in a pot on someone's desk.
Thanks for sharing!

tdwester 10-11-2012 08:08 PM

Growing he in Phoenix we had prickly pear cacti everywhere. Never had a clue how to make the jelly. I have to give this a try next time i'm down there.

Big George's BBQ 10-11-2012 08:36 PM

Your pasture is out of sight. You are the bomb I have never had cactus and cactus jelly but hesard that it is excellent. You just confirmed with your Pics That salad looks wonderful


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