Ming is on the road in Iceland and kicks off his time on the Nordic island nation by exploring its coastline with chef Gisli Matthias. First stop is a visit to the Ocean Cluster where innovation meets tradition in using 100% of Icelands key fish, cod. Then Ming and chef Aundunsson forage for sea truffles among other seaweeds on Reykjaviks dramatic coast to use in their cod dishes. Chef Aundunsson makes an eye-catching whole roasted cod head with angelic emulsion and angelic potato salad while... [see more] Ming makes rice paper-wrapped cod with mushroom compound butter. Its Icelandic cod two ways this week on Simply Ming.
Award-winning chef Ming Tsai offers both the curious beginner and the culinary expert simple solutions for creating easy East-West dishes. Using no more than eight ingredients, Tsai creates a repertoire of flavor-packed sauces, rubs, spices and vinaigrettes that serve as the foundation for quick but delicious dinners. Then, Ming and a diverse line-up of guest chefs transform a handful of fresh ingredients into several dishes. This season, Ming also welcomes culinary luminaries, including Ted Allen, Sara Moulton, Rick Bayless and Mary Ann Esposito. In addition to all-new recipes and wine pairings, Ming visits chefs around the country to explore the cultural inspiration of traditional dishes, and re-inventing them with an East-West twist.