More than a month ago, I decided to be slightly adventurous and buy a prickly pear at the grocery store.
It stayed on my counter for a few days, then moved into the refrigerator. Somehow, my earlier excitement of trying this exotic fruit, has all but disappeared.
Then this weekend, I finally decided to give this fruit a taste. I carefully washed the prickly pear and then sliced it in half.
Gross! Seriously, the inside was so unappetizing. There were these big seeds and mucus-like substance, and then the green flesh.
After taking a few photographs to document the fruit, I decided to be brave and give it a taste. To me, the seeds are quite inedible. The green flesh tasted like an under ripe green melon. Needless to say, I'm not a fan of prickly pears.
Have any of you ever tried prickly pears? How did you eat them? What did you think?
In other news:
1) I finally joined Twitter! (no, Facebook is not to follow) This will be mainly for the food-related news. Would you like to follow me?
2) I've entered yet another contest. This one is for bread, and all you have to do is go to this link and click on my Tri Color Cornbread recipe: yes, it's this simple! Thanks!
3) Stay tune for an amazing way to support my friend Lisa and to help fight hunger.