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Cactus Salsa!!!

This week I took my students to compete in a salsa contest. They prepared an excellent salsa using roasted poblano peppers and cactus paddles. We did not place in the top three, but I thought it was excellent. So here is the recipe it is well worth a try.

Roasted Poblano and Nopalitos Salsa

Ingredients

3lbs             tomatillos

3                  red bell peppers

4                  poblano peppers

4-6              serrano peppers

2                  small onions

4cups          nopalitos

4cloves        garlic

1                    lemon juiced

1tbsp             kosher salt

1bunch          cilantro

1. Roast poblano peppers, remove charred skin and dice

2. Dice onions and nopalitos

3. Julienne red bell peppers

4. Chop tomatillos

5. Pan roast serronos until they are tender and the skin is blackened and mince

6. Saute onions and bell peppers, add the mince garlic at the end to not burn it

7. Sweat tomatillos

8. Combine all ingredients except cilantro and mix well while still on the heat

9. Small chop cilantro and add to salsa after removing from heat

10. Serve with chips or along with your favorite Mexican foods

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Hello

Thanks for dropping in.  I love cooking and love sharing with friends. Not only the food but also the adventure of preparing and serving it. My favorite style of cooking is what I call Texican. It is a combination of cooking styles found in and around south Texas. It’s not really Mexican and not really South Western it is the cuisine of Texas, so I call it Texican. I may cook it in the kitchen, over an open fire, in the BBQ pit or in a dutch oven. I hope you enjoy following me on my trip around the foods of our great state. Texican is my favorite style to cook, but my favorite dish is spaghetti, my favorite food group is seafood and I never pass up a nice pot of chicken and dumplings, rolled out not dropped dumplings. So as you can see this adventure will be as diverse as the great state I have the privilege of living in.

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