Ironically, Americans tend to complicate their lives in an effort to simplify them. In this series, chef Ming Tsai helps make the yearning for a more manageable lifestyle a reality. Tsai, experienced in classical French, new American and Pan-Asian cuisine, provides a repertoire of very simple recipes which viewers can integrate into numerous dishes. Each of his flavor-packed sauces, salsas, pastes, rubs, stocks, syrups and doughs consists of fewer than seven ingredients, and each requires no more than 20 minutes to prepare.
Simply Ming Previous Broadcasts
Better Built Blt's (Episode #1202H)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 11, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
We cook with a sure fire hit: bacon! You can never have enough bacon and it goes with everything. Ming whips himself up a quick snack from his childhood, a bacon and peanut butter sandwich, before making a decadent Panko-crusted Eggplant BLT with Homemade Potato Chips. Guest chef Duckie Estes joins him in the kitchen to show off her homemade bacon - that's right, homemade bacon! - which she uses in her version of the BLT classic, Fried Green Tomato BLT with Tabasco Aioli. It's like a BLT with an upgrade.
The Ultimate Comfort Food: The Egg (Episode #1201H)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
Today we make filling, flavorful meals from one of the most basic ingredients: the egg! Ming shows you how to make a Wok Stirred Shiitake Omelette that will satisfy the whole family, and then cooking legend, Jacques Pepin, steps into the kitchen for a drink and some home cooking. He'll share two of his mother's recipes, Eggs Jeanette and Maman's Cheese Souffle, and show you how to master the egg.
Spring Roll Wrappers and Pesto (Episode #1128H)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 9, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
Both the East and the West have versatile ingredients that really deserve to be given the opportunity to spread their wings. For example, spring roll wrappers can do much more than contain fillings and pesto rates more partners than pasta. So today Ming will bring these two together with some "out of the box" recipes including Pesto Chicken and Spinach Spring rolls, Tomato and Cucumber Napoleon and then an easy delicious Italian Sausage and Reggiano "Pan Pizza". Finally, New York chef, Marc Forgione joins Ming and takes this pair to a whole new level with his Tomato Soup with Basil Marinated Cherry Tomatoes and Spicy Spring Roll "Crouton".
Organic Ponzu and Jamon De Fermin (Episode #1127H)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
During a recent trip to Spain, Ming fell in love with ham - and not just any ham, but the most luscious, silky ham he ever tasted-jamon iberico de Fermin. Ming takes his new love and pairs it with an old favorite in his pantry- ponzu. That tangy citrus condiment from Japan heads to Europe to start today's meal with Ming's Fennel Salad on Jamon 'Carpaccio'. A never fail dish that can work as both an appetizer or a side is next on the menu as Ming shows us his Jamon Wrapped Asparagus with Ponzu Syrup. Then, Ming takes his master duo on holiday to France with his Seared Jamon Wrapped Chicken Breast with Ponzu Glazed Melon de Cavaillion Finally, fellow fan of today's master pair, Chef Marco Canora of Hearth Restaurant joins Ming's dynamic duo in his Linguini with Ponzu Steamed Clams and Crispy Jamon.
Jamie Bissonnette (Episode #1304H)
KQED 9: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
Today on Simply Ming, Ming is cooking at home with Jamie Bissonnette, James Beard award-winning chef. Both chefs take on rice, creating two amazing dishes from one simple ingredient! Ming uses crispy chicken sausage and scallions to create a flavorful spin on classic fried rice, while Jamie creates a savory paella from seasonal ingredients.
Michael Scelfo (Episode #1318H)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
Everyone's favorite party dish gets a new twist! Michael Scelfo, owner and chef of Alden & Harlow, named one of the best new restaurants by Bon Appetit, joins Ming to make three game-changing hummus dishes. Using butternut squash, curry and edamame, they're creating dishes that are delicious and healthy, this week on Simply Ming!
Einat Admony & Purees (Episode #1126H)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
Purees used to be synonymous with baby food. Not anymore! We show you how to make purees explode with texture and flavor, especially in the hands of Chef Einat Admony, who mixes it up with Ming.
Ellie Krieger and Better Burgers (Episode #1125H)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
Want to eat more burgers? Chef Ellie Krieger makes that easy! Joining forces with Host Ming Tsai the two cook up some lighter, even tastier burgers on the fly, this week on Simply Ming.
Calgary (Episode #1124H)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
Get a taste of the West as Ming travels on the road to Calgary, Alberta. Ming and his team travel to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch where he joins chef Allistair Barnes in cooking elk and bison, grown on the ranch.
Rocky Mountaineer (Episode #1123H)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer!! Chef Ming Tsai goes on the road in Canada in this special episode of Simply Ming. Cooking on the move, Ming travels across British Columbia to experience the best of Canadian cuisine with Rocky Mountaineer Chef Jeanne Pierre Guerin.