Episode 606: Lychees/Champagne
The sweet tropical fruit lychee is paired with bubbly champagne in three recipes for this week's serving of SIMPLY MING. Putting a spin on the perfect cocktail, Chef Ming Tsai makes Best Ever Kir Royal with Champagne-Honey Granita.
Then Ming combines the ingredient duo in one pot to create Seared Scallops in Lychee Champagne Butter Sauce that tastes just as impressive as it sounds! Ming pairs the meal with a Warm Chicken Spinach Salad with Champagne-Honey Vinaigrette, a great all-in-one dish that is loaded with flavor but low in calories.
In his travels to Chicago, Ming visits one of America's top pastry chefs, Gale Gand, to watch her combine the East-West pair into a simple and elegant dessert, Moscato Sorbetto with Lychees and Lime.
Photo by Laurie Donnelly