Episode 815: Thai Bird Chilies & Maple Syrup
Guest Chef: Michael Schlow
Thai bird chile, the pepper that gives much of Asian cooking its heat, is paired with sweet maple syrup to create Ming’s East-West recipes this week. In the kitchen, Ming updates his childhood favorite, Piggies-In-A-Blanket, with a touch of spicy heat. For a flavorful “All-In-One” dish, Ming prepares Pork Belly Claypot. Then, using the East-West pair, Ming creates a delicious dessert, Maple Spice Cake with Maple-Thai Bird Cream. Finally, Ming heads over to Boston restaurat, Via Matta where chef/owner Michael Schlow uses today’s pair on his Loin of Venison Medallions with Barley, Mushrooms, Maple-Thai Bird Chile Gastrique.