It's tuna season again!

No, not the fish! The cactus! Tuna is the Spanish word for prickly pear, or cactus fruit. They come in two colors, red and green, are full of seeds, and taste something like a melon.

They are also covered in spines. But, with the technique you are about to learn, that won't be a problem at all.

Step 1: What You Need

All you need is two forks and a sharp knife.

Oh, and a fresh, delicious prickly pear.
<p>These cacti are more nutritious and taste better than I'd ever have <br>thought. Made a video recently on how to pick and eat them off the <br>plant. Hope this helps. Enjoy!</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E_5aUbfyjQA" width="500"></iframe></p>
<p>I tried the red one yesterday</p><p>it was nice!!!</p><p>and I collected a lot of seeds for making more of this Cactus</p>
There called tunas
These are absolutely brilliant - big red juicy ones... so totally ripe and yummy... <br> <br>Drying them? Must make my food dryer.
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If you have a lot of them, they dry very nicely. The ones from the local prickly pear (red) taste a bit like red licorice when dried.
the red ones from Sicily are the best!
Looks good. I always wanted to try one
Oooh! That looks good! Now that I know how to peel it, I'm going to have to see if I can find one to try :D
Another method, is to get about 1/3 of a bucket full of them, and stick them under a fast running tap for 5 minutes and the water and agitation rubs off all the fine hair like spines.... <br> <br>Followed by sticking them on a fork - with the emphasis on the word sticking them ON, and then cutting away the &quot;tufts&quot; - or the little spots the fine spines grow from, or peeling, them with a very sharp vegetable peeler, under slowly running water, is the go. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>

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