Posts Tagged Simply Ming

Kung Pao

During the Qing Dynasty, Beijing’s finest kitchens were peopled with chefs from various parts of China. So, while this is a Sichuan recipe, it was developed in the home of a Mandarin noble, Ting Kung-Po. The chicken is stir-fried quickly, the mixed with crispy groundnuts (peanuts) and a spicy sauce for contrast.   –The Chinese Gourmet […]

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A Yogurt Parfait Dessert

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/three-vinegar-syrup/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/jody-adams-fresh-fruit-with-balsamic-pepper-syrup/ So I was thinking of trying to a test run of a dessert which I was planning for the holiday meal.  As I had mentioned earlier, I thought a yogurt parfait  in champagne glasses might be the perfect way to end the meal.  Part of the idea […]

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Garlic Ginger Sweet Potato Soup From Simply Ming

So my wife surprised me by getting two 15 ounce cans of sweet potato puree from Whole Foods, Newtonville and asked if I could make soup with dinner!  She really wanted sweet potato soup.  Fortunately, I remembered the sweet potato soup that I’d had a Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger several months back and realized I […]

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Shabu Shabu

When I was growing up, my folks would occasionally have sukiyaki and shabu shabu at home.  With the bad weather this past weekend, my wife suggested it might be nice if we did a shabu shabu for dinner.  This is what she had in mind: But a shabu shabu isn’t complete without dipping sauces.  I […]

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Rock Shrimp Miso Risotto From Simply Ming

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/miso-soup * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/lemongrass-scampi-with-pappardellemafaldine …I call for rock shrimp often in my cooking. Firm in texture and with a delicious lobster-like flavor, these…are caught in Florida and…shipped nationwide. –Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking With Ming Tsai (p. 8) …where’s the risotto?!?!? –Hell’s Kitchen s5.e7 (Gordon Ramsay) Finally, the Rock Shrimp […]

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Blue Ginger Soy Shallot Marinated Roast Chicken Thighs

It’s been a snowy two months.   As of this week, I hope I’m seeing the last of the snow. So I wanted to do something for Thursday night dinner to ‘cheer things up’.  Flipping through Blue Ginger’s Ming Tsai’s book Simply Ming, I came across the Soy Shallot Marinated Chicken Breast With Melted Cabbage (p. […]

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Making Sushi Rice

So I thought I try to add another skill to my bag of tricks in the kitchen.  I’ve never made sushi before, so I thought I might start on at least trying to make sushi rice (aka shari).  In Nobu: The Cookbook, the recipe size seemed to make an awful lot of sushi rice, more […]

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