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30 September, 2017

Nopalitos Shrimp Gorditas – Cactus Is Perfect Party Dish

Nopalitos Shrimp Gorditas – Cactus Is Perfect Party Dish
Posted in : Corn and Beans, Fish and Seafood, Food History, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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Nopalitos shrimp gorditas evoke two very different landscapes of the Texas-Mexico food region:  the Gulf coast and the semi-dessert. The map shows the region of south Texas/northern Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas sharing the Gulf of Mexico.  It remains a cohesive culinary region, sharing the same natural environment.  But the present day semi-dessert of south Texas
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30 July, 2017

Nopalitos Con Huevo – Cactus With Egg Taco

Nopalitos Con Huevo – Cactus With Egg Taco
Posted in : Eggs, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex), Vegetables on by : Adán
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Serve nopalitos con huevo with freshly made corn tortillas. The tang and crispness of the nopalitos are wonderful for breakfast.  It’s a classic Mexican dish that’s enjoyed all over the US and Mexico, and certainly everywhere in the Texas Mexican region.  Moreover, nopalitos are a super food, delivering the highest amount of nutrition with the
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4 March, 2017

Cactus Salad Is Delicious, With A Rich History

Cactus Salad Is Delicious, With A Rich History
Comments : 1 Posted in : Food History, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex), Vegetables on by : Adán
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Someone always brings cactus salad to my potluck parties.  Robust and earthy is how I would describe the flavor of cactus, and in this salad the bright colors make it an inviting buffet dish. Did you know that the cactus is  also an enduring, elemental part of our culture? Here in Texas, cactus has been
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20 January, 2016

Nopales Recipe – Cactus Sautéed With Onion

Nopales Recipe – Cactus Sautéed With Onion
Posted in : Food History, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex), Vegetables on by : Adán
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Delicious and nutritious, Nopales or nopalitos are one of the most important Texas Mexican indigenous foods. This nopales recipe is one that I recall my mother making time and time again.  It’s straightforward and foregrounds the green herbal flavor of the cactus.Nopal cactus, Opuntia ficus–indica, is native to central and southern Mexico. It spread from there
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