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
Tenderizing with Guest Jamie Bissonnette (Episode #1008H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Tenderizing - a culinary technique that helps meat, chicken and fish absorb all the wonderful flavors of your favorite marinades. Joining Ming in the kitchen is Chopped Champion - Chef Jamie Bissonnette. Together Ming and Jamie cook on the fly using mystery ingredients and zesty spices to come up with two tender recipes: a Tellegio Kimchee Steak Bomb and a Trio of Halibut New Style Sashimi.
Rice Pilaf with Guest Ellie Krieger (Episode #1007H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Cooking on the fly with Ming is Chef Ellie Krieger. Ellie, hailed as an expert on all things healthy, teams up with Ming showing how Rice Pilaf, along with some surprise ingredients and special spices from Ming's pantry are brought together to create: Toasted Garlic Quinoa and Coriander Crusted Chicken and Spicy Shrimp over Preserved Lemon Pilaf.
Australian Beef with Mark Best (Episode #1211H)
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Good day mates! This episode goes on the road to Sydney, Australia where we explore the wonderful flavors of Australia's spectacular Wagyu beef. One of Australia's best chefs, Chef Mark Best, joins Ming and cooks up a Seared Wagyu with Beetroot and Radicchio Kimchee. Ming then creates a magnificent Wagyu Tataki with Thai Basil Chile Pesto and Rice Noodle Stir-Fry. Australian beef, where else but in Australia - on this special episode.
Gourmet Markets with Dominique Rizzo (Episode #1216H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
We are on the road in Sydney. Today's theme is gourmet markets and Ming shops in some of the best of them with Aussie super-chef Dominique Rizzo. Dominique creates some classic Italian flavors with a unique Australian spin and Ming cooks up a comfort dish of his own.
Making Sausage with Guest Chris Cosentino (Episode #1006H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
How to grind your own meat and make your own sausage with the help of a man who can teach most butchers a thing or two, Chef Chris Cosentino. Ming and Chris cook on the fly together creating two very different dishes: San Francisco Sausage and Peppers and Chicken Mushroom Sausage Patties with Orange Snow Pea Salad.
On The Road with Michael Schlow at Tico (Episode #1005H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Buying local and buying fresh are key to great cooking. Chef Ming Tsai and longtime friend Boston Chef, Michael Schlow, go to Boston City Hall Plaza Farmer's Market for a little inspiration and then head back to Chef Schlow's restaurant, Tico, where they cook up two mouth-watering dishes: Red Tape Steak and a Double Lamb Chop with Pea Shoot-Beet Salad.
Thickening with Guest Susur Lee (Episode #1004H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
The key to making sauces - thickening. Ming demonstrates how to make a reduction and a roux. And joining him in the kitchen is Top Chef Masters culinary sensation, Susur Lee. Together Ming and Susur will cook on the fly, using mystery ingredients and the technique of thickening to serve up two tasty dishes: Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad.
Caramelization with Guest Jody Adams (Episode #1003H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Caramelization - a technique that enhances both savory and sweet cooking. Done right it enhances a dish, and done wrong will turn it bitter. Joining Ming in the kitchen is Chef Jody Adams. Together they cook on the fly creating: Scallops with Curried Gooseberries and Loin Lamb Chops with Plums.
Oysters Three Ways with Darren Robertson (Episode #1215H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
You can't visit Australia without tasting some oysters! We are on the road heading out to Bondi Beach to cook oysters 3 ways with Australian chef and surfer dude Darren Robertson. Darren and Ming forage along the beach and collect everything from seaweed to sea grass. Then it's back to cook in the kitchen - what's not to love about oysters for everyone!
Creme Anglaise with Guest Duff Goldman (Episode #1002H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Ming Tsai is joined by pastry chef extraordinaire - Duff Goldman. Together they show us how to use Creme Anglaise - a key ingredient in every pastry chef's arsenal, and create two delicious desserts: Old School Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise and Vanilla Frozen Custard with Flambeed Berries.
Blanching with Guests Seth & Angela Raynor (Episode #1001H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
It's all about blanching - the secret to improving color, taste and texture in foods. In the studio Host Ming Tsai cooks on the fly with Nantucket chefs Seth & Angela Raynor. Using the blanching technique and secret ingredients they team up to create two new dishes: Grilled Lobster with Summer Herbed Butter Roasted Potatoes and Fried Pork & Couscous with Peach Sesame Compote.
Einat Admony & Purees (Episode #1126H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 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: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 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.
Australian Lamb with Tim Bourke (Episode #1214H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Who out there hasn't heard of Australian lamb? This episode brings us to Kangaroo Island in South Australia where we cook with world-famous Australian lamb alongside some of the most beautiful views in the world. Ming makes Orange-Ginger Lamb Shanks with Garlic Barley "Risotto" and his chef colleague Tim Bourke cooks up Lamb Belly with Wild Garlic Puree, Olives and Wild Greens.
Calgary (Episode #1124H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 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: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 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.
Sake/Yonemura (Episode #1122H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
On the Road in Japan, Chef Ming Tsai goes to the Sake Brewery in Nara, Japan to discover the wonders of sake. Then Ming returns to the kitchen to cook with sake with Chef Masayasu Yomemura at Restaurant Yonemura.
Rakutaian-Kobe (Episode #1121H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Anyone who goes to Japan knows about Kobe beef, that wonderful marbled beef found in only one small region in Japan. Chef Ming Tsai goes on the road to find out why this beef is so special - and then cooks at one of the best beef restaurants in Osaka, Rakutaian.
Shrimp & Garlic: Compass-Wide Comfort Combo (Episode #1210H)
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
We explore a comfort food from the sea: shrimp. Shrimp absorbs flavors beautifully and there are many flavors that compliment it but garlic is one of the best. Ming prepares Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic Black Pepper Sauce over rice. Chef and author Matt Goulding then adds some Spanish flair to the kitchen with his Gambas al Ajillo, his Spanish wife's favorite comfort food. Delicioso y perfeccion.
Wood-Fired Cooking with Robert Marchetti (Episode #1213H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 3, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Wood-fired cooking is the theme to this special episode as we travel on the road in Sydney, Australia. Joining Ming is Australian uber-chef Robert Marchetti. Robert fires up the grill and prepares some tuna belly to create a Seared Tuna Nicoise with Poached Duck Egg and Herbed Butter Sauce, while Ming cooks up a spectacular Grilled Quail with Garlic-Parsley Butter and Ginger-Vegetable Rice Pilaf.
Cooking at Home - Miso (Episode #1120H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
On the Road in Japan, Chef Ming Tsai sees first hand how Japan's famous miso is made as he visits one of the oldest miso factories still operating in Japan. Back in the kitchen, Ming learns miso cooking techniques from one of his college friends and her mother who share their secrets of cooking with miso, this week on Simply Ming..
Mom and Dad - Show Two (Episode #1119H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Ming is joined by his Mom and Dad to cook some of their favorite dishes.