Picnic food from Arturo Gomez, ¡AY CHIWOWA!

June 29, 2013

How can you spice it up a bit? Arturo Gomez, President / Partner of Rockit Ranch Productionsshows us easy-to-make dishes that are perfect for your picnic basket.

311 W. Chicago Avenue
Hours of operation:
Thursday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Saturdays until 5 a.m.).

Arturo's Recipes:

Corn Salsa

4 Ears of corn
6 Roma tomatoes
1 Red onion
3 tbs Cilantro
1 Jalapeno (small)
3 Lemons
1.5 tsp Salt
.75 tsp pepper


Roast the corn on the grill until the corn is slightly charred.
Continue to cook the corn for 25 minutes in the oven at 325 degrees.
Once the corn has cooled down, cut the kernels off the stalk.
Cube the tomatoes, onions and jalapenos, combine with chopped cilantro in a bowl, and add lemon juice.
Mix all of the ingredients, then add the corn.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Mexi Mule

1.5 oz Lunazul blanco tequila
Squeeze of fresh orange wedge to taste
Top with diet ginger beer

Combine the tequila, fresh orange juice and ginger beer over ice in a glass. Stir as desired.

Jicama Salad

1 Tsp Chili Pikin
1 Tsp Salt
1 Beet
.001 oz Oil
1 Orange
1 Cucumber
4.5 oz Jicama
1 oz Pickled onion

Peel the jicama and cucumber, and cut them into ¾ inch cubes.
Peel the orange, and break it into natural segments.
In a bowl, add jicama, orange segments and cucumber, and mix with salt, chili pikin, diced onions and lemon juice.
Slice the beet paper thin, and quickly fry it in oil.
Arrange beet slices on the top of the salad as a garnish.

Ham and Cheese Tortas

2 oz Ham
1 Bolillo Roll
1.5 oz Fried Beans
1.5 oz Sour Cream
1.5 oz Jalapenos
1.5 oz Cheddar Cheese

Cut the bolillo roll in half. Butter each half, and toast in an oven for 4 minutes at 400 degrees. To build the sandwich, add fried beans, ham, sour cream and jalapenos. Top with cheese, and toast in the oven for 2 minutes. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.

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