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Tuna, anyone? No, not THAT tuna. Drinking tuna.

Postby Hoke » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:42 pm

Was re-introduced to a lovely drinking sensation recently---tuna. Tha's what Jaliscans call the cactus fruit, lemon-sized orange, red and purple fruit of the cactus that are harvested when ripe and pulpy, trimmed of spines, and then pulped in a blender.

Mix in a little lime juice, blend, strain into a picher, serve over ice in a tall glass with tequila.

It is absolutely delicious, and faintly reminiscent of watermelon. Makes a dman good agua fresca if you don't want the tequila. On the other hand, why wouldn't you want the tequila?

Good news is I found tuna in the local Safeway produce store, so it's available.

Better in summertime, of course, but not bad now.
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Re: Tuna, anyone? No, not THAT tuna. Drinking tuna.

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:18 pm

Sounds tasty! I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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Re: Tuna, anyone? No, not THAT tuna. Drinking tuna.

Postby Jenise » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:19 pm

Hoke wrote:Was re-introduced to a lovely drinking sensation recently---tuna. Tha's what Jaliscans call the cactus fruit, lemon-sized orange, red and purple fruit of the cactus that are harvested when ripe and pulpy, trimmed of spines, and then pulped in a blender.

Mix in a little lime juice, blend, strain into a picher, serve over ice in a tall glass with tequila.

It is absolutely delicious, and faintly reminiscent of watermelon. Makes a dman good agua fresca if you don't want the tequila. On the other hand, why wouldn't you want the tequila?

Good news is I found tuna in the local Safeway produce store, so it's available.

Better in summertime, of course, but not bad now.


Love cactus fruit. Did you find it fresh, or was this canned?
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Re: Tuna, anyone? No, not THAT tuna. Drinking tuna.

Postby Hoke » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Jenise wrote:
Hoke wrote:Was re-introduced to a lovely drinking sensation recently---tuna. Tha's what Jaliscans call the cactus fruit, lemon-sized orange, red and purple fruit of the cactus that are harvested when ripe and pulpy, trimmed of spines, and then pulped in a blender.

Mix in a little lime juice, blend, strain into a picher, serve over ice in a tall glass with tequila.

It is absolutely delicious, and faintly reminiscent of watermelon. Makes a dman good agua fresca if you don't want the tequila. On the other hand, why wouldn't you want the tequila?

Good news is I found tuna in the local Safeway produce store, so it's available.

Better in summertime, of course, but not bad now.


Love cactus fruit. Did you find it fresh, or was this canned?


Fresh, Jenise. They had yellow, purple and red at Safeway (one that caters to a local Latino neighborhood) and they were presented well...nice and ripe but not soft and pulpy, and spinal carefully trimmed.
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