Chef Pablo's Cooking School Podcast http://chefpablos.com The best recipes from Chef Pablo's kitchen. Browse through restaurant recipes, authentic Mexican and Asian recipes, healthy recipes as well as kid-friendly recipes. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:26:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6Chef Pablo has a deep love for authentic ethnic foods; From Mexican and other Latino recipes, to delicous Asian foods, including Chinese and Japanese dishes, as well as Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino and Korean favorites. His wide taste in food comes from growing up in Southern California with its rich and diverse culture. With a deep love of food and a desire to still live a healthy and fit lifestyle, Chef Pablo often shares his favorite Paleo or "Caveman" friendly recipes as well. His website, ChefPablos.com, originally started with a focus on recreating your favorite top secret copycat restaurant recipes and he continues to provide you with wonderful dishes from The Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, The Cheesecake Factory and more, helping you create these recipes at home. Chef Pablo is occasionally joined by his daughter Brittney (an aspiring chef who plans to attend the Culinary Institute of American some day) to create fun kid-friendly recipes you can enjoy with your family as well. He's self-taught, cooks in a regular kitchen like yours and still greatly appreciates the finer aspects of the culinary arts presented in a way you'll easily understand. Chef Pablo: Authentic Food Lover, Cooking Instructor, and Recipe Creator Chef Pablo: Authentic Food Lover, Cooking Instructor, and Recipe Creator ChefPablo@ChefPablos.com ChefPablo@ChefPablos.com ( Chef Pablo: Authentic Food Lover, Cooking Instructor, and Recipe Creator) Copyright © Chef Pablo's Cooking School Authentic Mexican, Asian, Restaurant and Paleo Recipes 2013 A show for regular people about loving food, enjoying time in the kitchen and creating authentic Mexican and Asian cuisine, as well as Paleo, Kid-Friendly and Restaurant Recipes in your own home Chef Pablo's Cooking School Podcast http://chefpablos.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Podcast_Graphic_300x300.jpg.jpghttp://chefpablos.com Weekly CPCS 001: All About Corn Tortillas, Fixing Hard Cookies, and Cooking a Great Steak [PODCAST]http://chefpablos.com/podcast/cpcs1-corn-tortillas/ Sun, 05 May 2013 18:42:20 +0000 http://chefpablos.com/?p=1606 http://chefpablos.com/podcast/cpcs1-corn-tortillas/#respond Chef Pablo <p>Episode 1 of my weekly podcast, Chef Pablo's Cooking School. You'll learn what makes for great corn tortillas and how you can easily make your own at home. I also share my secret source for delicious commercially made corn tortillas. My quick tip will fix your cookies that turn out too hard and I answer a couple of listener questions. How to safely cook meat without drying it out and how to experiment with recipes without wasting food.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://chefpablos.com/podcast/cpcs1-corn-tortillas/">CPCS 001: All About Corn Tortillas, Fixing Hard Cookies, and Cooking a Great Steak [PODCAST]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://chefpablos.com">Chef Pablo's Recipes</a>.</p>

The corn tortilla could very well be the most important ingredient in most Mexican cuisine.  It often one of the strongest flavors in a dish and, depending on how it’s cooked, it can define the texture of your food.  From chips and salsa to tacos and enchiladas, a quality corn tortilla done well will make a great recipe amazing, but done poorly and you’ll ruin the entire dish.

Chef Pablo's Cooking School Podcast Episode 1: All About Corn Tortilla'sIn this episode, I explain how corn tortillas are made and why “Nixtamalization” mades the corn more nutritious and easier on your digestive system.  I also let you in on my secret source for the best pre-made tortillas available anywhere and I explain a few of the different recipes you can make with your corn tortillas.

If you’ve ever been disappointed with your homemade cookies because they turned out way too hard, I tell you how to fix them overnight so you don’t have to throw them away.  You’ll also learn how to avoid this problem with my three simple tips.

I answer a couple of listeners questions; How to make a perfect steak or hamburger fully cooked and not dried out.  I also give some tips on how to experiment in the kitchen without wasting food on bad results.

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Filipino Lumpia and Pancit Recipe: I mentioned how Lumpia is served at almost every potluck you’ll ever attend in San Diego. It’s usually someones first introduction to the delicious food of the Philippines. Lumpia is the Filipino version of fried egg rolls but with a much thinner and flakier wrapper than what you’d typically find in a Chinese restaurant.  Pancit is a Filipino noodle dish made with very thin rice noodles and a variety of ingredients.

Making of a Tortilla Snob: This is a very comprehensive article about my love of the corn tortilla.  It compliments this podcast very well and includes information about a lot of things I talk about in this episode.  Take a look and share it with any “tortilla snobs” you may know.

Masa Harina Flour: This is the dried “corn flour” you use to make homemade corn tortillas. If you don’t want to go through the soaking and grinding step to make your homemade corn tortillas, this is the next best thing.  You can also use this to make homemade tamales.  You can also buy your own blue corn flour if you want to make blue tortillas or chips.

Tortilla Press: This will make your homemade tortilla making process a LOT more efficient and enjoyable.  A simple press that gives you round consisitent tortillas every time.  I bought one just like this about 20 years ago in Rosarita Beach, in Baja California. This one is cast iron and will last for many years. It’s also very affordable, but you can buy an aluminium one for a little less.

Tortilla Warmer: This is a great investment that will become the centerpiece every time you serve up one of your Mexican recipes.  If you don’t want to spend the money on it, you can use a bowl with a thick towel and it will do ok.  You can also step up to a nice stoneware tortilla warmer as well.

Electric Griddle: This is the exact model of electric griddle I use to make my corn tortillas at home.  If you turn it up to it’s highest setting, you’ll end up with great tortillas. You can make about 6-8 tortillas at a time using this.

Porkyland Corn Tortillas: This is my secret source for the best corn tortillas I’ve ever had, other than homemade ones. These come out to $1.82 per dozen which is about the same as you’ll pay for the store bought tortillas. These are thick and soft and have a wonderful corn aroma to them that will make your mouth water.  There made by Porkyland Tortillas in San Diego.  If you live in the Southwest, you may be able to buy these from your local Costco store as well.  I have mine shipped all the way to South Florida and they show up in great condition, fresh and ready to be devoured.

Rubio’s Fish Taco Recipe: A mild fish fillet with a crispy beer batter served on a soft warm tortilla (use the Porkland Tortilla’s I mentioned above) topped with fresh shredded cabbage and a tangy white sauce. The fish taco has become synonomous with San Diego and Rubio’s is the biggest name in the game.  This recipe will please anyone who’s ever had the real deal.

Seasoned Taco Meat Recipe: This is my personal seasoning for making taco meat.  It’s a wonderful blend you can adjust to your liking.  Really easy to make this spicy, if you’d like, or even tone it down a bit so the whole family can enjoy.

Meat Thermometer: If you’re trying to cook your meat to a safe temperature without drying it out and overcooking it, use a meat thermometer.  This will save your very expensive cut of steak and eventually you’ll learn the perfect time that will give you your perfect steak.

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