Episode 404: Kaffir Lime Leaf-Avocado Puree
Guest Chef: Rick Bayless
Thai cuisine often calls for kaffir lime leaves or fruit, which are incredibly fragrant and add an exotic dash to any dish. Ming combines these unique ingredients to create a master sauce that is simply his: Kaffir Lime Avocado Puree. It’s used to create tender Pork and Avocado dumplings, a lime-infused Thai Shrimp Avocado Parfait, and an earthy Three-Mushroom Napoleon. Then, Ming pays a visit to Erwin Ramos, chef and owner of Ole Mexican Grille in Cambridge, MA, to see how his staff prepares their delicious guacamole tableside in a traditional volcanic stone mortar and pestle, or molcajete. Guest chef Rick Bayless of PBS’s Mexico One Plate at a Time joins Ming in the studio to offer his own flavor to the table.