HENRY LOUIS GATES/Aunt Marguerite's Famous Potato Salad. On this episode of Simply Ming, we prepare dishes for the ultimate summer pass time - cook outs! Cook outs are all about summer and family and signature dishes brought to the table, including some flavorful, chilled salads. Ming and Professor Henry Louis Gates talk ancestry while Ming breaks out a family recipe for Sesame Noodle Cucumber Salad that goes back to 2800 BC. Professor Gates then whips up Aunt Marguerite's Famous Potato Salad, a hearty classic.
CANDICE KUMAI/ Matcha Tea & Gyoza. On this episode of Simply Ming, Ming serves something that brings families together, the dumpling. Between making the filling and shaping the pot stickers, there's something for everyone to do in the kitchen and it's a fun activity that can unite a household. Ming makes his Ginger Pork Dumplings with Dim Sum Dipper and Candice Kumai drops in to show off her Japanese and Polish roots with her own gyoza. She also makes a tasty and nutritious matcha tea smoothie, not to be missed.
MARK GAIER & CLARK FRASIER/Cod Cakes with Tartar Sauce. If you grew up near a coast, you've longed for summer so you could enjoy a seaside favorite: fish cakes. Fish cakes are made with a variety of fish, sauces and ingredients. Today on Simply Ming, we learn two ways to make the summer classic. First Ming makes Salmon Cakes with Fennel Salad, using the freshest salmon, and then Mark Gaier and Clark Fraiser make Cod Cakes with Tartar Sauce. Enjoy the clam shack now from home.
LYDIA SHIRE/Swiss Steak. Nothing is better than a one-pot chicken dish...except a one pan steak dinner. Luckily, you don't have to buy prime rib or fillet to enjoy mouthwatering, tender steak at home. On this episode of Simply Ming, Ming recreates his father's Mongolian Beef and shows you how to flash fry your meat to seal in flavor. Then, Boston's beloved Lydia Shire makes a Swiss Steak from chuck steak that will melt in your mouth. Lots of flavor, little clean-up.
EVAN DELUTY/Pasta Bolognese. On this episode of Simply Ming, Ming and Evan Dulty share spaghetti recipes from their respective backgrounds, showcasing flavors of Asia and Southern Europe. Ming makes Asian spaghetti with flavors of pork, ginger, and garlic while Evan makes a classic Bolognese with a mix of protein, carrots, celery and tomato sauce. Both dishes remind us why we love pasta so much: it's easy, flexible and is soaks in immense flavor.