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Simply Ming Previous Broadcasts

Coriander & Fennel (Episode #817)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Guest Chef: Jeremy Sewall. The herb coriander is native to Asia, but has become one of the most widely used herbs in the world. Paired with licorice-scented fennel, you've got an aromatic combination of flavors that are unique in any dish. Ming starts the meal by making Crispy Pita Chips with Fennel Fondue followed by Shaved Fennel Salad with Coriander Crusted Ahi Tuna. Finally, guest chef Jeremy Sewell of Boston's Lineage takes today's masters to make New England Shellfish with Toasted Coriander and Fennel.

Tofu & Parsley (Episode #816)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Guest Chef: Tony Maws. Tofu, one of the most versatile ingredients in the Eastern world, is paired with the Western basic, parsley, to create three "All-In-One" dishes. In this episode, Ming prepares a healthy Layered Salad with Green Goddess Tofu Dressing and uses firm tofu for a Tofu Greek Salad. Ming also makes a flavorful Crispy Tofu and Parsley-Tomato Lavosh Wrap. Finally, Ming and Craigie on Main chef/owner, Tony Maws hit the grill with an appetizer, Grilled Chicken Wings with Tofu-Lemon Marinade, Grilled Lemon and Parsley Salad.

Julio Bermejo & Cooking with Spirits (Episode #914Z)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

We all love cooking with wine but how about using spirits? Ming shows how as he cooks with tequila. He'll be joined by longtime friend, Julio Bermejo, the tequila master at Tommy's in San Francisco. Looking for inspiration Julio and Ming explore amazing food stalls at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market before heading back to Tommy's to cook on the fly.

Thai Basil & Parmingiano Reggiano (Episode #814)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Guest Chef: Ken Oringer. Ming's menu showcases the East-West duo of Thai basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The versatility of these ingredients is shown when Ming makes Polenta Satays with Thai Basil Pesto and an "All-In-One" Thai Basil-Shrimp Orzo Risotto. Ming also pairs these dishes with a simple "All-In-One" Tomato-Thai Basil Panzanella Salad. Finally, Ming hits the road and joins chef/friend, Ken Oringer on the waters of Scituate, MA where he is cooking up his Thai Style Clams Casino.

Hoisin Sauce and Pizza Dough (Episode #813)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Guest Chef: Susur Lee. Ever since Ming's Grandmother, made him hoisin and chicken pizza when he was a kid, he has adored the combination. And once he really got into cooking, he got loads of creative inspiration from hoisin and pizza dough. Today, Ming shares some of the great results he has achieved with this great East West combo in his Hoisin Leeks and Pork "Pie", and Grilled Hoisin Chicken Sausage and Roasted Bell Pepper Pizza. To cap it off , Ming takes today's twosome and creates a dessert- his Sweet Hoisin-Ginger Fried Dough. Then, great friend and Top Chef Master, Chef Susur Lee joins Ming to take this master pair and creates Beijing Style Chicken and Shrimp, Green Onion hors d' oeuvres.

Spring Roll Wrappers and Pesto (Episode #812)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Guest Chef: Marc Forgione. 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".

Orgaanic Ponzu and Jamon De Fermin (Episode #811)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Guest Chef: Marco Canora. 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. Today, 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.

Chinese Mustard and Creme Fraiche (Episode #810)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

You probably wouldn't think of Chinese mustard and creme fraiche on the same day, never mind put them in the same dish. But after watching today's show you will most certainly add them to your pantry. Ming will begin by making a fabulous appetizer for any gathering with his Crab "Rangoons" with Mustard Dipping Sauce, followed by two favorites, Oyster Ragout with Mustard Cream and Braised Sake Chicken a la Ming. Finally, show friend, Hungry Mother's Barry Maiden, will give you another reason to put Chinese mustard and creme fraiche on your next shopping list with his Mustard Spiced Pork "Grillades" & Grits.

Creme Anglaise with Guest Duff Goldman (Episode #1002H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Maitake Mushrooms and Italian Basil (Episode #809)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Japan and Italy provide Ming's master pair. Maitake mushrooms and Italian basil are two pantry regulars that are fast becoming favorites. Ming uses them to create a "Confit" Maitake Mushroom Salad with Tomato Carpaccio and Maitake Fettuccine with Basil-Macadamia Nut Pesto. Then, the pair hit Philadelphia with Ming's " Philly Cheese Steak" with Maitake Mushrooms and Yukon Gold Potato Fries. Finally, the great Daniel Bruce of Meritage will join Ming using today's dynamic duo in his Pan Seared Salmon with Maitake, Italian Basil, Sweet Corn and Watercress Sautee.

Ginger & Brown Sugar (Episode #808Z)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

You can knock on just about any door at the holidays in this country and find today's master ingredients holding court on the sideboard. They met during the days of the spice trade and they haven't been apart since: from the East, ginger and from the West, brown sugar. Ming will pair the two to take on both sweet and savory duty when he makes Wok-stirred Gingered Chicken with Brown Sugar Rice, Flambeed Ginger Peach Sundae with Brown Sugar Cookies and Ginger-Brown Sugar Pound Cake. And as if that weren't enough, Top Chef contender Jody Adams will join Ming to work her magic with ginger and brown sugar in her own dish, Sweet and Sour Ginger Bluefish.

Chinese Rock Candy & Cranberries Script (Episode #807)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Today's master pair balances the East and the West and creates that beloved flavor combo loved in cuisines the world over-sweet and sour. Ming will be using Chinese rock candy and cranberries to make our own version of that wonderful taste sensation with his Braised Pork Shoulder with Cranberry-Corn Dumplings and fair favorite Crispy Fried Turkey Legs with Cranberry Glaze. He will then use this sweet and sour duo to make a sweet, his Frozen Cranberry Parfait with Rock Candy Crunch. Joining Ming with his own one-pot sweet and sour creation will be the great John Besh from New Orleans with his Wagyu Beef Short Ribs with Cranberry & Rock Candy.

Fermented Black Beans & Ketchup (Episode #806)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Today's master ingredients actually started out in the same place even though they ended up on opposite sides of the globe-fermented black beans and ketchup. Ming takes the pair and combines them to make Stir Fried Pork Chops and Peppers with Spicy Ketchup, a spicy appetizer with his Warm Beef Dip with Crudites and a spin on a classic with his Bacon Wedge with Tropical 1,000 Island Dressing. Joining Ming in the kitchen, Boston talent and Hell's Kitchen finalist, Jason Santos takes Ming's master pair and works it into a into an delicious one pot dish, Seared Duck Breast with Fermented Black Bean and Ketchup Glaze.

Garlic Chive & Greek Yogurt (Episode #805)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Greek yogurt - it is everyone's go-to snack food. It's delicious and creamy plain, but it's also a natural vehicle for great flavors. Ming will take it and combine it with one of his favorite flavors- Chinese garlic chives, a source of mild garlic flavor to create two great starters, a Blackened Garlic Chive Dip with Whole Wheat Pita Chips, and a Tempura Garlic-Chive Shrimp with Yogurt-Couscous Parfait. For an easy and delicious entree, Ming's Black Peppered Salmon with Cooling Garlic Chive-Cucumber Sauce is a quick and tasty answer to dinner. Then Ming will be visited by pastry chef and restaurateur Joanne Chang who will work garlic chives and Greek yogurt into her own tasty treat, Chinese Shortrib Tacos with Garlic Chive Salsa and Garlicky Yogurt.

Shiso & Tomatoes (Episode #804)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

When one thinks about the perfect mate for tomatoes, basil always comes to mind. But with today's East-West pair Ming takes flavors a step further and pairs them with basil's Japanese relative- shiso, starting with a soup that shines in the summer- 'Gazpacho' with Shiso Oil. Then Ming reinvents his Italian side with Tomato and Tea Smoked Mozzarella and his Lightest-Ever Olive Oil Angel Hair Pasta. Finally, chef activist, Michel Nischan, will join us to shake things up with his spin on our master pair with his Heirloom Grain "Risotto".

Organic Rice Vinegar & Honey (Episode #803)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

You've heard the saying, "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar" Well, forget the flies-you can catch anything if you combine the two of them, because then you get a wonderful, light sweet and sour sauce, especially if you use Asian rice vinegar, as Ming does when he cooks up his Best Ever Baby Back Ribs with Honey-Sesame Glaze, a light Honey Grilled Shrimp with Corn and Jicama Salad, and finally an appetizer that is sure to please, his Sesame Tempura Cod with Honey-Vinegar Dipping Sauce. Then, joining Ming will be the James Beard nominated queens of comfort food, Marilyn and Sheila Brass, who will use today's master pair in their Chicken and Mango Salad with Toasted Cashews.

Chinese Tea & Mint (Episode #802)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Tea, who doesn't love it? But the tea of Asia combined with the fresh mint tea of the Middle East is a pair that is sure to please. If you've ever had a black tea flavored with mint, you know the two flavors harmonize really well. Ming reaches out to the flavors of Asia and the Middle East as he creates Tea Smoked Split Chicken with Mint Pesto, Tea Braised Lamb Shoulder with Mint Salad, and to wash it down, his Best Ever Mint Iced Tea and "Soju Sweet Tea". Finally, an old friend and great chef, Susur Lee will pay Ming a visit and dessert with his Jasmine Tea and Mint Chocolate Mousse.

Tamari & Chipotle Chiles (Episode #801)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

You can't beat today's intersection of East and West -Tamari and Chipotle Chiles. With its big dose of umami, that elusive flavor, Ming works wonders from both sides of the globe with his Broiled Chipotle-Tamari Chicken Wings with Zucchini Sticks, Tamari Slow Braised Chipotle Pork Stew, and his Seared Scallops with Chipotle-Soy Syrup and Sweet Potato-Onion Homefries. Finally, from deep in the heart of New Orleans, Chef John Besh takes Ming's master pair down south to make Tamari-Chipotle Glazed Alaskan Kin Salmon with a Chipotle Vinaigrette Salad.

Ginger Syrup (Episode #715)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

When fresh, ginger can transform any drink or meal into a refreshing and unique dining experience. Using the popular root, Ming develops a master recipe for delicious and versatile Ginger Syrup. According to Ming, Ginger Syrup can substitute for the more common corn variety adding a special zing wherever it's used. Ming creates a new twist on a standby favorite, beef and broccoli, with his Ginger Beef and Leeks, and serves up a Blue Ginger Gimlet, by far the most popular drink at his restaurant. Best-Ever Ginger-Limeade and comforting Glazed Chicken Thighs and Carrots completes the menu. Guest chef Michael Schlow of Boston's Radius and Via Matta uses the master recipe to create Chilled Shrimp and Cucumber Salad with Sweet and Spicy Ginger Vinaigrette.

Ginger & Brown Sugar (Episode #808Z)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

You can knock on just about any door at the holidays in this country and find today's master ingredients holding court on the sideboard. They met during the days of the spice trade and they haven't been apart since: from the East, ginger and from the West, brown sugar. Ming will pair the two to take on both sweet and savory duty when he makes Wok-stirred Gingered Chicken with Brown Sugar Rice, Flambeed Ginger Peach Sundae with Brown Sugar Cookies and Ginger-Brown Sugar Pound Cake. And as if that weren't enough, Top Chef contender Jody Adams will join Ming to work her magic with ginger and brown sugar in her own dish, Sweet and Sour Ginger Bluefish.

Cranberry-Lemongrass Sauce (Episode #714)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

In Chinese cuisine, meat and fruit are a classic combination. Pineapple with pork is just one example, and, the best part is, the pairing has proved popular with adults and picky children alike - especially sweet and sour sauce! To prove his love for all things sweet and savory, Ming creates a master recipe of Cranberry-Lemongrass Sauce, made with shallots, garlic, and finished with butter. With it, he cooks a Coriander-Crusted Venison Carpaccio with Cranberry-Lemongrass Frisee Salad, as well as a Double-Thick Glazed Pork Chop. After preparing a Seared Duck with Yam Ravioli, Ming takes a trip to Beijing's Da Dong restaurant to see owner Da Dong making Peking duck. Guest chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin Restaurant appears in the studio to create a Hamachi Tandoori with Pickled Cucumber Salad.

Sriracha/Greek Yogurt (Episode #713)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Ming merges the heat found in Sriracha with rich, smooth Greek Yogurt. For a dish that has the perfect balance of flavor, Chef Ming Tsai pairs his East and West ingredients to prepare Chile Grilled Shrimp Satays with Ginger-Yogurt Fennel Salad. Ming also offers up a delicious vegetarian option - Panko Eggplant with Chile-Yogurt Salsa. Later, Ming gives tacos a Greek twist with his Best Ever Lamb Tacos with Chile-Tzatziki. Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, pays a visit to Ming's kitchen studio where he impresses everyone with his Open-faced Grilled Naan Sandwich topped with Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala, Grilled Zucchini, Summer Tomatoes, Feta Cheese and Sriracha Hippy-Shake.

Maitake Mushrooms/Worcestershire Sauce (Episode #712)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Chef Ming Tsai introduces Japan's "dancing mushroom," Maitake, to the popular fermented condiment, Worcestershire Sauce. First, Ming prepares a new take on an Asian classic with a Maitake-Chicken Hot and Sour Soup. Then, Ming mixes things up with Angry and Killer Shrimp and Maitakes on Grits. While preparing a delicious Maitake Brown Rice Risotto, Ming shares his restaurant method for getting risotto ready for a dinner party or guests. And later, Tony Maws, chef/proprietor of Craigie on Main, stops by Ming's studio kitchen, where he puts the East-West pair to work in his impressive Braised Oxtails with Maitake, Caramelized Shallots and Orange.

Organic Teriyaki/Cream (Episode #711)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Organic Teriyaki and Cream are the East-West stars this week, and they're not just for grilling and coffee. After first preparing more traditional Grilled Teriyaki Tempeh Satays with Garlic Creamed Spinach, Chef Ming Tsai creates a unique flavor pairing with his unconventional Teriyaki Shrimp Alfredo. Later, Ming prepares a robust All-in-One Teriyaki Chicken Stew with potatoes, which he serves over brown rice. And joining Ming in the kitchen is Melina Shannon-DiPietro, Executive Director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project, who creates a fresh, healthy Summer Lettuce Salad with Teriyaki-Red Wine Vinaigrette.

Organic Soy Sauce/Preserved Lemons (Episode #710)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

For this week's East-West pairing, Chef Ming Tsai introduces Organic Soy Sauce to the laidback citrus flavor of Preserved Lemons. First, Ming prepares Preserved Lemon-Edamame Tapenade served with Whole Wheat Pita Chips, a nutrient-rich appetizer that will impress your guests. Then, Ming enhances the East-West pair with the intense flavors of chile and garlic in his Lemon Broccolini-Shiitake Sautee with Garlic Chips. Later, Ming reels you in with an enticing Pan Roasted Line Caught Halibut with Soy-Lemon Sauce. Finally, guest celebrity chef Ken Oringer puts the East-West duo to work in his sumptuous Lacquered Pork Belly with Preserved Lemons and Soy Sake Glaze.

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