I will always say that it's the simple dishes that remind us of home that are the most delicious! Because of a recent conversation with my brother, I was reminded of this simple, yet delicious dish of nopalitos that my Mom prepaed during lent.
In a large skillet, heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil to medium heat. After a few minutes when oil is hot add the ancho sauce. Reduce heat and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes. Taste for salt. Add the cooked nopalitos and continue cooking for -6 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.
To cook freshly diced nopales, simply place them in a sauce pan with a little salt, fresh onion, garlic clove and chile serrano. I learned this no water method from my friend and fellow foodblogger Leslie @lacocinadeleslie! Heat the covered saucepan to medium/low heat. The nopales will release their own liquid after a few minutes. Cook, stirring now and then, until most of the liquid has evaporated.