Halibut Sinigang (Filipino Tamarind Soup)

Halibut Sinigang (Filipino Tamarind Soup)

Halibut Sinigang (Filipino Tamarind Soup)

Sinigang, a sour and savory Filipino Tamarind Soup can be made with a variety of ingredients from fish to meat, seafood, or poultry. It always includes tamarind for that signature sour flavor, various local vegetables, and often contains chili peppers.

We’re thrilled that Los Angeles Harbor College’s Culinary Arts program is participating in the upcoming Sustainable Seafood Expo again. This year they are serving samples of this lovely Sustainable Halibut Sinigang.

The Sustainable Seafood Expo will be held on Sunday, October 1st. It is the culmination of a year-round promotion of the sustainability movement by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

The Expo provides great opportunities to sample new seafood options and see professional chefs turn sustainable seafood into fabulous dishes. Marine experts will be on hand to explain fisheries, habitats, and species management. Cooking demonstrations and panel discussions run throughout the event.

Halibut caught by hook-and-line off the California coast is a sustainable choice, however halibut caught off the U.S. Atlantic coast is to be avoided because the stock is depleted. When it comes to sustainability, the species matters, but it is equally important to know how and where the fish was caught.

Since 2006, Los Angeles Harbor College’s Culinary Arts program has offered highly comprehensive classroom and practical instruction delivered by experienced industry professionals. Their full-production model is unique among other culinary programs because it provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a real-time environment. Once completing the program, students are prepared to meet the challenges of their new culinary careers.

Los Angeles Harbor College Halibut Sinigang Recipe

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An Incredible 5-Course Gourmet Dinner for $25?

Los Angeles Harbor College Culinary Arts Program

Los Angeles Harbor College Culinary Arts Program

It’s one of the best kept dining secrets in all of Southern California, where the food is impressive, the service is genuine, the ambiance is unique and the cost for a 5-course gourmet meal is … $25.

The students of the Los Angeles Harbor College Culinary Arts Program benefit from community participation and this is a secret they don’t want us to keep.

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LA Harbor College Culinary Arts Program

I had the absolute pleasure of attending a dinner presented by the Students of the Culinary Arts Program 3rd Semester Class at Los Angeles Harbor College last night.
The menu was seasonal, innovative, ambitious and well-executed. The service was delightful. It was wonderful to tour the kitchen and the new bakery, and to meet the faculty and administration of the College. Above all, it was especially refreshing to witness the passion and commitment of these students.
The Dining Room is a Converted Faculty Lounge

5 Course Menu Gastronomique

Grilled Maui Gold Pineapple, Jicama,
Red Onion & Grapefruit Salad
Timbale of Cured Salmon

Spiced Pumpkin Soup
Broccoli Soup

Apple Sorbet with Sauternes

Braised Wagyu Short Ribs
Chateau Bliss Potatoes
Grilled Asparagus

Creme Brulee & Burgundy Poached D’Anjou Pear
Cinnamon Tuille

Plating the Salad Course

The Colorful Salad

Soup Shooters
Spiced Pumpkin & Cream of Broccoli

Apple Sorbet Palate Cleanser

Main Course
(the sauce, made with veal bones and reduced for many hours, was exceptional)

Myra serves Cheryl the Dessert Course
Tonight Myra was a server, earlier in the day, she was a pastry chef, and was on the team that prepared this dessert. Her specialty was the cinnamon tuilles, which were excellent.

Dessert Course

Kudos and best wishes to the aspiring chefs and restaurateurs for your hard work and dedication. The entire meal was delicious! It was a real pleasure to experience your creativity. Bravo!

Here, Natalie enjoys the apple sorbet. I was a guest of faculty member, Cheryl and her mother, Natalie. Thank you ladies for a fun and very inspiring evening.

Chef Giovanni Delrosario recognizes the team.
Los Angeles Harbor College offers a 2 year degree in Culinary Arts, as well as 12 and 24 unit certificates in the field. For more information please visit LAHC.edu.
If you are in the Los Angeles area and want to support this valuable local program please call 310-233-4556 for reservations. Dinner starts at 6 PM and concludes at 7:30 PM. The dinners will be held every Thursday evening though December 3rd. Chef Giovanni shared with us that next week’s main course is a braised lamb shank. Both Natalie and I think that sounds great! See you there?