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Old 04-24-2011, 10:57 AM   #11
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look yummy but ive never seen catus in here central NY - if I can't find it what would be a good subtitue for it?
I'm not sure what would sub, roasted and peeled green peppers, maybe. I bet they could be found in any Mexican market around, just ask for Nopalitos. The cactus has a bit of a citrus taste to it.

Maybe seeded and roasted tomatillos. Kind of a waste of tomatillos, though.
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Any of the big chains will have it, either in the international foods aisle, or where "Ortega" foods are staged................ amazingly, I found mine in the aisle with the dry beans !
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Trim mate that looks good, my problem is finding cactus here, any substitute?
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The young cactus adds a subtle but definitive flavor to the soup;
I'm afraid it wouldn't be the same soup without them.........

That being said, give it a shot with anything green you like ; Green Beans....
maybe even young spinach leaves........... let us know...........
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look yummy but ive never seen catus in here central NY - if I can't find it what would be a good subtitue for it?
Maybe some mild canned green chiles? I found a huge jar of nopales at Walmart. They are really slimy and needed to be rinsed but impart a good flavor.
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