I didn’t use the nopales or the molcajete because we couldn’t find nopales at the store and I only have one small molcajete that wouldn’t fit the quantity of food here. I have cooked with nopales before and it is wonderful (if you are able to find it – be sure to scrape the outside of any tines and I season with a squeeze of lime juice and olive oil). I substituted two small zucchini and one yellow squash cut diagonally and sautéed for the nopales. Another good substitute for it is artichoke hearts which I didn’t try this time but I bet it would be good.
I cooked the chorizo first, removed it from the pan and then cooked the meats separately in the drippings. To serve I used a regular large frying pan heated up. I dry grilled the corn tortillas until a bit brown but soft. I also squeezed a couple of limes into the finished dish before serving. I seasoned the meats separately – for the chicken I used Chicken BBQ seasoning, for the shrimp, I used fish BBQ seasoning and the carne asada came pre-seasoned. I also added garlic (4 heads diced) and white onion (Half) diced. Then I mixed everything together at the end. This makes an awesome Cinco de mayo dish.
It was outstanding!!!
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I didn’t use the nopales or the molcajete because we couldn’t find nopales at the store and I...