Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nopales Pizza

Nopales (No-pahl-ez) Pizza:

Nopales are the fleshy pads of the prickly-pear cactus.

Here in NC, we can buy them in the grocery store (food lion) as:
  1. whole pads in the produce section, or
  2. jars of de-thorned, thinly sliced strips in water with a few pearl onions (mexican food section)
if you get the whole pads, see the video below
  1. preheat pizza stone
  2. brush pizza dough with olive oil
  3. pour a layer of salsa verde (tomatillo sauce),
  4. add shredded nopales, sliced tomatillos*, mushrooms,
  5. cover with a white cheese,
  6. toss some cornmeal on the hot stone
  7. then bake.

serve with jarritos grapefruit (pomelo) soda or negra modelo

* tomatillos look like green tomatoes but have a papery outer skin or husk. remove the husk. they're sticky to touch and tart in flavor.

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