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Prickly Pear Cactus


Prickly Pear Cactus

Fire Island, NY Not what I expected to see on Fire Island. Apparently it's doing very well. Completely edible cactus.



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How interesting! Wonder if its tasty?

12 Feb, 2020

 

I haven't tried it, removing the spines is tricky.

12 Feb, 2020

 

I had one it grew big red fruits, I didn't try eating them though ...

12 Feb, 2020

 

I wonder if you can make a margarita with it. Amy?

12 Feb, 2020

 

Paul you will try anything to do with food and drink Lol ..

12 Feb, 2020

 

LOL I meant with the actual prickly pear fruit, not the leaves.

12 Feb, 2020

 

...or tequila? Isn’t that made from Cactus?

12 Feb, 2020

 

Yes, the agave plant

12 Feb, 2020

 

Watermelon Margarita -

Watermelon puree - you make in the blender, then strained into a glass over ice.

Tequila

Lime juice

shake shake shake...shake shake shake

That's it. Simple and delicious!

Enjoy it!

12 Feb, 2020

 

Mmm..one for the warmer months!

12 Feb, 2020

 

Oh yes, best enjoyed on a hot summer day.

14 Feb, 2020

 

Ho ho ho....we don’t get those here!

14 Feb, 2020

 

Paul ,I loved visualising you doing the Shake shake shake... and then , shake shake shake again it should be set to music Lol .. it probably is ..twist and shake Haha ..

14 Feb, 2020

 

LOL They teach you the 'shake shake shake' at bartending school. You have to move your hands in sync with your booty lol. Then you get $ $ $ in tips.

14 Feb, 2020

 

Interesting plant. I also wonder what the taste would be like? I do like a cocktail, so, maybe spike free in a lovely glass of something alcoholic? It would take some time removing the spiny spikes though.

14 Feb, 2020

 

Sorry, you did say melon flavour. Sounds flavoursome with any drink.

14 Feb, 2020

 

If you hold the 'pear' over a flame for a second, the spikes will disappear.Then just use a vegetable peeler. Another way is to slice it in half and use a spoon. It's very sweet. I see prickly pear sorbet in your future. The leaves are normally used in savory dishes.

14 Feb, 2020

 

Unfortunately currently unavailable in a supermarket near me....:-(

14 Feb, 2020



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