Episode 409: Roasted Garlic Asian Pesto
Guest Chef: Dominique Macquet
The word pesto comes from the Latin root pestle, which means “to pound or crush.” Although usually a popular Italian dish made with crushed herbs, nuts, and garlic, Ming combines his own unique ingredients to create a master recipe: Roasted Garlic Asian Pesto. The pesto is the piece de resistance of Ming’s Shrimp Wontons in Broth, Shanghai Noodles with Chinese Sausage, and Roasted Whole Pesto Poussin. Ming heads over to the gourmet sauce company, Sauces N’ Love in Somerville, MA., where Tessa Edick and Paolo Volpati-Kedra show Ming what goes into their pesto made from the heart. Guest chef Dominique Macquet of Dominique’s at the Maison Dupuy Hotel in New Orleans joins Ming in the studio to offer his own flavor to the table with his Asian Pesto Ravioli Stuffed with Shrimp and Foie Gras.