A few simple ingredients. Easy to prepare. And oh-so-delicious!
The cactus is what really gives this soup it's flavor.
Caldo Rustico de Mariscos con Nopales
(Rustic Cactus Shrimp & Fish Soup)
- 1 pound fresh cut nopales, whole or sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound Tilapia fillets, cut in 2-inch pieces
- 1/2 pound medium-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
Place the nopales, a sprig of cilantro and the salt in a 4-quart stockpot. Fill the stockpot with 8 cups of water. Cook over medium heat until the nopales are tender to the touch. (About 15 to 20 minutes.)
Add the rest of the ingredients to the stockpot. Cover and continue to simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Season with more salt, if necessary.
Serve with corn tortillas and Chile de Molcajete. Enjoy!!!