Monday, 26 April 2010
Don't try this at home
After a short hike and some rather tedious spike removal, we were left with 3 cleaned and prepped paddles, brushed with oil and sprinkled with salt and lime juice. We watched avidly while they grilled for 20 minutes over hot coals. Was it worth the effort? Sadly no. Chewy and fibrous with a rather unpleasant texture: goodness knows what our neighbours thought of our culinary efforts. What I hadn't taken into account was the number of different species of Opuntia cacti that exist and sadly, I think we picked one that isn't considered edible. A little more research is needed before we attempt this again.