Episode 602: Coconut/Molasses
The robust sweet flavor of molasses, a versatile, yet underused, western ingredient, is paired with rich coconut milk for this week's serving of SIMPLY MING. Chef Ming Tsai demonstrates an East-West dish with a hint of sweet and sour from molasses and lime juice - Coconut Braised Chicken with Carrots.
In his travels to Chicago, Ming visits Chef Rick Bayless in the test kitchen at Frontera Grill. There, Rick takes the two ingredients and combines them in his dish of Sea Scallops with Roasted Tomato Coconut Cream. Back in the studio kitchen, it's time to cook up some sweets. Ming makes a luscious Coconut Cake with Molasses Frosting and a rich, comforting Molasses-Tapioca Pudding.