*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       SOPA DE NOPALES (CACTUS SOUP)
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Olive or salad oil
    1                    Large onion,chopped
    1       lb           Tomatillos*
    6       c            Chicken broth,reg strength
    1       pk           Sliced cactus (33 oz)**
    2       tb           Lime juice
    2       tb           Fresh cilantro leaves,minced
    2       oz           Panela/feta cheese,crumbled
                         Lime wedges (opt)
 
   Cactus looks forbidding. Stripped of its prickly
   points, however, it is a mild-mannered vegetable with
   a slightly tart flavor. Look for easy-to-use canned
   cactus (sold as NOPALES or NOPALITOS) in supermarkets
   and Mexican groceries.
   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿÿÿÿÿÿ * - husks removed, rinsed and
   coarsely chopped ** - packed in water, drained and
   rinsed.
   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿÿÿÿÿÿ In a 4-5 quart pan over medium
   heat, stir oil and onion often until onion is golden,
   about 15 minutes. Add tomatillos; stir often just
   until soft, about 6 minutes. Add broth; bring to a
   boil over high heat. Stir in cactus, lime juice, and
   cilantro. Cook until hot. Ladle soup into a tureen.
   Offer cheese to add to taste. Accompany with lime
   wedges.
  
 
 
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