Undercover Boss Interview Baja Fresh CEO David Kim.
by Van McNeil,posted Apr 7 2011 10:17AM
David Kim is the CEO of Baja Fresh, the country's leading chain in fast casual Mexican dining.
He chats with Van about his Undercover Boss experience, reveals the company's coveted Salsa recipe and lots more! CLICK ON THE PLAYER or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN:
Baja Fresh has been around for over 20 years. It currently has 400 restaurants operating in 29 states. Per David, Baja Fresh doesn't have freezers -- none of their products are frozen. They use fresh ingredients and everything is made fresh everyday. http://www.cbs.com/undercoverboss
Baja Fresh CEO David Kim Reveals the Company's Coveted Salsa Recipe for the First Time!
David Kim, CEO of Baja Fresh, travels to the front lines of his national restaurant chain during this week's episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS, Sunday, April 10 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and, among many other tasks, attempts to make the brand's popular tomatillo salsa verde.
Though the recipe is generally made in multiple gallon batches several times daily at Baja Fresh's 255 restaurants, the company's executive chef, Francisco Castellanos, has pared down the recipe to a more manageable serving size for those who may wish to nosh on it at home while watching the episode.
Baja Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds fresh tomatillo, husked
½ fresh jalapeno pepper, stems removed
1 fresh poblano chili, stemmed and seeds removed
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
8 tablespoons fresh cilantro (stems removed) chopped
1 ½ tablespoons salt
1 ½ tablespoon sugar
½ cup cold water
Instructions: Pull the husks from the tomatillos and wash the tomatillos under cool running water until they no longer feel sticky. Cut the tomatillos into quarters and place in a blender or a food processor (fitted with the metal blade).
Roughly chop the jalapeno and poblano chili and add to the tomatillos.
Add the remaining ingredients (lime juice, cilantro, salt, sugar and water).
Process to a coarse puree, and then scrape into a serving dish – and serve with your favorite tortilla chips (or on top of chicken or steak tacos). Always stir salsa prior to serving .
***If making ahead of time store it in a container with a lid and place it in refrigerator. The salsa keeps in the refrigerator for 1 day only.
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