* Cactus & Quail with Noodles
4 or 5 quail 2 cups diced blanched cactus 1 medium onion
(split in half) 1 pkt Ramen Noodle soup (chicken) 3 cloves garlic
1 tsp ground cumin salt/pepper (to taste) Rotel or diced tomatoes
fresh cilantro sprigs
Place quail & diced onion in pan with a cup of water. Add salt/pepper and minced garlic. Cover pan and cook at medium heat for 20 minutes. Add ground cumin and cactus and tomatoes. When quail are tender, add Ramen noodles & spice packet. Add cilantro. Cook three more minutes. Serve.
Note: More water may be added as needed to keep dish from getting too dry.
*Best of Show recipe---September, 2002
Texas Cactus Council Cook-off