Cactus and Zucchini in Oaxacan Pumpkin Seed Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound freshnopales (cactus paddles)
  • 7 large eggs
  • fresh corn tortillas or rice
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 [dried] ancho chile
  • 2 large sprigs fresh epazote
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • ½ pound zucchini
    • ¼ cup white onion
    • 2 [dried] guajillo chiles
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
    • 8 ounces raw unhulled pumpkin seeds
    • 4 cups water

Put a cactus paddle flat side down on a work surface. Scrape a knife almost horizontally from narrow base of paddle toward wider end to cut off thorns. Dethorn paddle on other side, then trim all around edge. Repeat with remaining paddles, then cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Cook onion in 1 tablespoon ...

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