Episode 501: Cilantro/Bacon
Guest Chef: Ted Allen
For the premiere of his fifth season, Ming stirs things up with a whole new approach to East-West cooking! Making things simpler than ever, Ming focuses on two main ingredients: one East, one West. For this episode, Ming uses cilantro and bacon to grill up a uniquely flavorful dish—Swordfish-Bacon Kebabs with Asian Gremolata, and a Bacon-Cilantro Fried Rice. Ming also spices up the traditional BLT by adding a dash of cilantro mayo. And, in another new twist for the season, we head out of the studio to visit the kitchens of renowned guest chefs across the country. This time, our friend Ted Allen of Queer Eye, Top Chef and Uncorked invites us to his Brooklyn home where he creates a Whole Bone-in-Pork Shoulder with Cilantro Sauce.