The Emmy-nominated public television series SIMPLY MING is back featuring 26 fresh new episodes. This year, Ming and his guest chefs will be "Cooking on the Fly" finding inspiration from his East-West pantry and surprise ingredients that range from exotic fruits and vegetables to meats and fish. In each studio episode, Ming kicks off the show by highlighting techniques to help you "Cook on the Fly" at home. From filleting a fish to sharing the technique for cooking veggies kids will love, Ming and his guests use their culinary tricks to bring you a season of delicious new recipes.
Chinese Rock Candy & Cranberries Script Episode # 807
Guest Chef: John Besh. 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.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Ginger & Brown Sugar Episode # 808
Guest Chef: Jody Adams. 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 on this week's SIMPLY MING. 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.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Maitake Mushrooms and Italian Basil Episode # 809
Guest Chef: Daniel Bruce. Japan and Italy provide Ming's master pair. Maitake mushrooms and Italian basil are two pantry regulars that are fast becoming favorites. On today's SIMPLY MING, 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.
Thursday, June 06, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Chinese Mustard and Creme Fraiche Episode # 810
Guest Chef: Barry Maiden. 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 in the SIMPLY MING kitchen, 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.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Orgaanic Ponzu and Jamon De Fermin Episode # 811
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. On today's SIMPLY MING, 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.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Spring Roll Wrappers and Pesto Episode # 812
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".
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Length : 28 min MPT2
Fermented Black Beans & Ketchup
Episode # 806
Guest Chef: Jason Santos. 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. On today's SIMPLY MING, 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. Rebroadcast
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Garlic Chive & Greek Yogurt
Episode # 805
Guest Chef: Joanne Chang. 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. On today's SIMPLY MING, 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. Rebroadcast
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Shiso & Tomatoes
Episode # 804
Guest Chef: Michel Nischan. 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". Rebroadcast
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Organic Rice Vinegar & Honey
Episode # 803
Guest Chef: Sheila & Marilyn Brass. 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. Rebroadcast
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Chinese Tea & Mint
Episode # 802
Guest Chef: Susur Lee. 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. So on today's SIMPLY MING, 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. Rebroadcast
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Tamari & Chipotle Chiles
Episode # 801
Guest Chef: John Besh. You can't beat today's SIMPLY MING 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. Rebroadcast
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
On the Road - Boston Vendor Trucks - Mobile Cuisine
Episode # 1026
Our 10th Anniversary season closes with a very unique episode of Simply Ming. Ming ventures into the heart of Boston's sophisticated street food scene when he visits four different vendor trucks and tries his own hand at creating the latest sensation in culinary creations. With the help of the vendor chefs, Ming will create a delicious BBQ marinade, his own take on grilled cheese, a unique East-West Vietnamese sandwich and he'll top it all off with a tasting adventure on the cupcake truck!