Nopal Timbale

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 cups halved lengthwise and cut into strips nopales pieces
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 5 dried guajillo
  • 2 roasted red bell peppers, peeled and cut in strips
  • 5 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • 30 cleaned king prawn
  • 10 blades lemongrass
  • Garnish:
  • Balsamic syrup (reduced balsamic vinegar)
  • Cilantro oil
  • Carmelized onions
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Chili oil (infused oil)
Directions
  • Heat a medium sized pan with salted water until it reaches the boiling point. Add nopales and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the water and let cool.

  • Heat frying pan, when hot add oil, garlic, onion, guajillos, and roasted red pepper. Saute for a few seconds, add nopales and cilantro, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Skewer the prawns with lemongrass and either saute or grill them. Using a round mold, place the mixture of nopales in the center of a dish and press it with a spoon to form the timbale. Decorate plates with balsamic syrup and cilantro oil, and garnish with carmelized onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and chili oil.


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