Simply Ming

Simply Ming

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.

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Sake/Yonemura

07/22/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Ming Tsai goes to the Sake Brewery in Nara, Japan to discover the wonders of Sake.

Rocky Mountaineer

07/23/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Ming Tsai travels across British Columbia to experience the best of Canadian cuisine.

Calgary

07/24/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming visits the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch where Chef Allistair Barnes cooks Elk and Bison.

Ellie Krieger and Better Burgers

07/25/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Want to eat more Burgers? Ming and Chef Ellie Krieger make some lighter, tastier Burgers on the fly.

Michael Schlow and Basting

07/25/2014 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote

07/26/2014 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Jody Adams & Cooking Greens

07/26/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

We're all supposed to eat more greens, but how do you cook them? Well, Chef Jody Adams knows her foliage and she's going to help Ming make it tasty on the fly on this episode of Simply Ming.

Einat Admony & Purees

07/28/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Ming and Chef Einat Admony show how to make Purees explode with texture and flavor.

Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies

07/28/2014 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Organic Ponzu and Jamon De Fermin

07/29/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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.

Spring Roll Wrappers and Pesto

07/30/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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'.

Jacques Pepin & Paner

07/31/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

You know a cooking technique is a true classic when it can be found around the world. On this episode, you'll find it right here on SIMPLY MING. The French call it 'paner a l'anglaise.' Ming and his guest, the great man himself, Jacques Pepin show you the technique. Watch as they cook on the fly together, using the paner technique and our mystery ingredients to launch two new dishes: Panko-Crusted Butter Fish with Wasabi-Avocado Cream & Mango and Paner au Beurre Turkey with Mushroom Ratatouille.

Andrew Zimmern & Cooking Veggies for Kids

08/01/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Turkey Spring Rolls with Hoisin-Lime Dipping Sauce with Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Mixed Vegetables.

Todd English & Quick Pan Sauce

08/01/2014 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote

08/02/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Cooking en papillote, or in parchment paper or foil, is a great way to make an easy, healthy meal, especially on the fly. Chef Jamie Bissonnette is in the house to show you just how versatile en pappiote can be, this week on Simply Ming.

Masuhara Morimoto & Sushi

08/04/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Omusubi with Alaskan Crab Salad and Morimoto's Sashimi Salad are prepared.

Joanne Chang & Pastry

08/05/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming and baker Joanne Chang prove you don't need recipes to make amazing desserts on the fly.

Jonathan Waxman & Oven-Roasting Vegetables

08/06/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Spicy Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast with Baby Cauliflower and Potatoes and Macadamia Duck are served.

Iris Tsai & Roasting Whole Birds

08/07/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tea-Smoked Whole Duck and Tea-Smoked Marinated Chicken are grilled up.

Jason Santos & Pounding Meat

08/08/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

New Style Sashimi with Soy-Lemon Syrup and Curry-Coriander Oil and Buttermilk Fried Pork Loin.

Michael Schlow and Basting

08/09/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

On this episode of Simply Ming it is all about basting, a technique chef's use that's great for home cooks too. Chef Michael Schlow cooks with Ming and shows that basting is as easy as a flick of the wrist as we cook on the fly on Simply Ming.

Michael Schlow & Butterflying

08/11/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Crispy Potato Shrimp with Warm Pineapple Salsa and Pork Chops a la Nonna are prepared.

Masuhara Morimoto & Lightly Cooked Fish

08/12/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Iron Chef Morimoto shows how to break down a fish and then cook it to maintain its pristine flavor.

Mom & Dad Tsai & Pressure Cookers

08/13/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming cooks Coq au Vin and Red Roast Duck with Scallion Pancakes with his parents Steven and Iris.

Jody Adams & Pan Roasting

08/14/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Orzo Sausage Risotto and Pan-Roasted Halibut with Eggplant Caponata.

Kf Seetoh & Street Hawker Food

08/15/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming takes Singapore street food and makes his favorite street food in the middle of all the action

Bryan Caswell & Filleting Fish

08/18/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tea-Smoked Trout with Thai Cucumber Tomato Salad and Crispy-Skin Snapper with Fennel are prepared.

Julio Bermejo & Cooking with Spirits

08/19/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming cooks with tequila and explores amazing food stalls at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.

Jamie Bissonnette & Breaking Down A Chicken

08/20/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming prepare roast Chicken Breast with Kimchee braised Wings with Boston Chef Jamie Bissonnette.

Damian D'silva & Authentic Singapore Cuisine

08/21/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Traditional ethnic cuisine is made using surprise ingredients from a local open market in Singapore.

The Pallotta Sisters & Infusing Flavor Into Pasta

08/22/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Stir Fry of Wonton Noodles with Scallops and Bacon and Arugula, Radicchio Pine Nut Salad are made.

Dennis Lee & Cooking with the Binchotan

08/25/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming visits Chef Dennis Lee of Namu at his Korean Street Food Cart to try some amazing Korean food.

Janice Wong & Desserts

08/26/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming and Chef Janice Wong travel to the outskirts of the city to find inspiration at Oh Farms.

Michael Ruhlman & Salt

08/27/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Author and chef Michael Ruhlman joins Ming for a demonstration on seasoning with salt.

Samson Chan & Shellfish

08/28/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming cooks with Samson Chan, the mastermind behind one of Singapore's best restaurants, Barnacles.

Charles Phan & Wok-Stirring

08/29/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sweet and Sour Clams with Plums and Cucumbers and a Classic Lemongrass Chicken are served.

Andre Chiang & Cooking with Our Senses

09/01/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming and Chef Andre Chiang create memorable culinary creations with pristine, fresh ingredients.

Blue Ginger Chefs

09/02/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming takes us behind-the-scenes to meet his James Beard Award-Winning Blue Ginger Team.

Shermay Lee & Peranakan Cooking

09/03/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming and cookbook author Shermay Lee make Peranakan dishes with ingredients from an outdoor market.

Dante Demagistris & Garlic

09/04/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Beef and Broccolini Stir Fry with Mango Puree and Basil Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus.

Blanching with Guests Seth & Angela Raynor

09/05/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Grilled Lobster with Butter Roasted Potatoes and Fried Pork and Couscous with Peach Sesame Compote.

Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies

09/06/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Do you find yourself stuck in a rut when it comes to seasoning vegetables? Well, join Chef Ming Tsai and Chef Amanda Cohen for this episode of Simply Ming. Chef Amanda Cohen promises to breathe new life into your veggie dishes.

Creme Anglaise with Guest Duff Goldman

09/08/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Old School Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise and Vanilla Frozen Custard with Flambeed Berries.

Caramelization with Guest Jody Adams

09/09/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Caramelization is used to create Scallops with Curried Gooseberries and Loin Lamb Chops with Plums.

Thickening with Guest Susur Lee

09/10/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad are prepared.

On The Road with Michael Schlow at Tico

09/11/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Red Tape Steak and a Double Lamb Chop with Pea Shoot-Beet Salad are prepared in Boston.

Making Sausage with Guest Chris Cosentino

09/12/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

San Francisco Sausage and Peppers and Chicken Mushroom Sausage Patties with Orange Snow Pea Salad.

Todd English & Quick Pan Sauce

09/13/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

On this episode of Simply Ming, we look at the key to infusing (sometimes boring) pasta noodles with maximum flavor. Pasta master Todd English whips up a creative quick pan sauce with lobster.

Rice Pilaf with Guest Ellie Krieger

09/15/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Toasted Garlic Quinoa and Coriander Crusted Chicken and Spicy Shrimp over Preserved Lemon Pilaf.

Tenderizing with Guest Jamie Bissonnette

09/16/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tender recipes include a Tellegio Kimchee Steak Bomb and a Trio of Halibut New Style Sashimi.

Omelets with Guest Todd English

09/17/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

A Shitake Omelet with Crab Salad and a Vidalia Onion Omelet with Lox Orecciette Pasta are prepared.

Ganache with Guest Joanne Chang

09/18/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Joanne Chang whips up Chocolate Mousse Napoleon and Flourless Rum Nut Chocolate Cake.

Azores: Pedro Oliviera

09/19/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Cozida, a one-pot meal that is cooked underground by the Earth's volcanic heat, is prepared.

Michiba - Seafood

09/20/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

This episode of Simply Ming is all about seafood. On the road in Japan, Host Ming Tsai visits Tsukiji, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, which houses more than 400 different types of seafood! Later, Ming joins Japan's first Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michiba to cook some amazing dishes made from seafood bought fresh from the wholesale market.

Pan Sauces with Guest Norman Van Aken

09/22/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Pan Seared Steak, Beet Salad and Hash Browns and Pork Chop with Kimchee-Kale Pan Sauce are created.

Modern Azorean Cuisine

09/23/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Meals that reflect Azorean culinary traditions with a modern twist are made with local ingredients.

On The Road In Chattanooga with Guest Daniel Lindley

09/24/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming heads south to Chattanooga, Tennessee to cook with renowned local chef Daniel Lindley.

On The Road In San Antonio with Chef John Besh

09/25/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

In the Lone Star State, Ming creates dishes that reflect the spirit and spiciness of San Antonio.

Reconstituting with Guest Gordon Hamersley

09/26/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Salt Cod with Pasta and English Peas and Chicken Stir-fry with Wood Ear and Fermented Black Beans.

Azores: Eduardo Reis

09/29/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming visits the Azorean island of Terceira and learns the history of a popular dish called Alcatra.

On The Road In San Antonio with Chef Elizabeth Kossick

09/30/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming creates Peruvian dishes with Chef Elizabeth Kossick at the Culinary Institute of America.

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