Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What's For Dinner? - Lomo Saltado

Living with my Girlfriend's two kids that are 1/2 Spanish and 1/2 Austrian, I thought I'd combine their Spanish side with my Filipino/Asian side and make a Peruvian favorite from South American that combines these two cuisines in a dish called Lomo Saltado.

Aji Sauce
1/2 Head Iceberg Lettuce, Roughly Chopped
1 Jalapeno, Whole, de stemmed, roughly chopped
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1/2 Head of Cilantro
Salt - To Taste

Beef Broth
3 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
2/3 Cup Beef Stock (Or Chicken Stock)
2 TSP Cumin
1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped

Beef Mixture
1 1/2 Lb Sirloin Steak
Salt & Pepper TT
1 TBSP Baking Soda
1 Small Red Onion, Julienned
3 Tomatoes, deseeded, Julienned
2 Cups French Fries, crispy
1 Cup White Rice, Jasmine, Rinsed
2 Cups Water

For The Sauce
1.  Combine Lettuce, Jalapeno, Mayo, Lemon Juice, Cilantro, salt and blend till consistent & smooth.

For The Beef Mixture
2.  Tenderize meat and add baking soda to meat for 15 minutes or allow the mixture to marinate over night.
3.  Combine Red Wine Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Beef Stock, Cumin, Cilantro for beef broth
4.  Deep Fry French Fries till crispy, drain, and salt
5.  Combine water and rice and cook on low heat or until water has completely steamed into rice.
6.  In a hot pan line with oil and brown all sides of the meat.  Remove from pan.
7.  In the same pan, over high heat, saute sliced onions and tomatoes until soft.  Allow moisture vegetables to release and pull up browned bits left in pan from sauted meat.
8.  Return meat and add beef broth.  Simmer until meat is fork tender.

To Plate
9.  Lay Fries on the bottom and add Beef, tomato and onion mixture over and ladle Aji Sauce over everything.  Serve with steamed rice on the side. Enjoy!!!

To see this in action watch the video here

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Unboxing: Them Inline Skates

I have a video on my youtube channel of my initial thoughts of the highly anticipated inline skate made by professional Blader, Jon Julio.  Check the video here!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Skate Park Certification - Skate IA

Whoa.  This blog is old.  If I was to ask 23 y/o Mike Obedoza, "What this blog would contain?" in 10 years,  I don't think he would have responded with teaching an instructional class on How to teach Inline Skating at a Skatepark. 

Could you believe it? 2 of them passed my class.  

This program isn't anything new.  I worked off of what the Skate IA had previously created from actual teachers that have been doing this for 20+ years.  Using everything I have learned in previous experiences as a culinary school teacher's assistant and applying those same techniques to teach inline skating to a class everything came natural.  

Friday night was going over the why, what, and the who with a power point presentation.  Eww, powerpoint - just the sound of that name, makes me reach for a sip of coffee and begins to remind me of waking up, falling asleep in my chair cause my head fell off of my hand that was hoisting it.  But, when you're talking about something that you've been doing for 20+ years it comes extremely natural and since the class size was so small it was easy to keep the conversation engaged.  

The following day was taking all of the information and exercising all this new knowledge.  Truly giving these individuals tricks and skills on real life experiences practicing on becoming an instructor.     

It was kind of awesome to step back into a school setting.  

I got goosebumps just imagining these guys going out into the world and sharing these new found skills to get more people on skates.  

First of many and can't wait to begin my next class. 

If you're looking for more information feel free to visit skateIA