The cactus leaf paired with the smokey, softly seasoned trout is nicely juxtaposed with the crunchy pita bread.
Here’s how to make it…
Nopal con Trucha Ahumada
yields 10 servings
10 cactus leaves, cooked and cut into rounds*
1 cactus leaves, cut into small squares
380 g smoked trout, flaked
125 g cream cheese
3 tblsp whipping cream
2 tblsp mayo
1-2 shallots, minced
juice of 1 lime or 1/2 a lemon
tomatoes, cut into small squares
Enjoy & Happy New Year!
*HOW TO COOK CACTUS LEAF (NOPAL) [and avoid slime!]
Boil the cactus leaves (thorns removed!) along with 6 scallions, and about 1/4 of a white onion for 15 min-20 min. This will cut down the sliminess normally associated with the cactus.
–> I’ve also seen cooked cactus leaves in brine, if you choose to use this format, make sure to rinse and soak them for a couple of hours before using them.