Episode 623: Maitake Mushrooms/Blood Oranges
Maitake mushrooms and blood oranges may be underutilized ingredients but they make a great East-West pair in this week’s SIMPLY MING all-in-one dishes. Chef Ming Tsai creates Maitake Hot and Sour Soup by replacing the traditional vinegar with the tang of blood oranges. Then, Ming makes Wok Stirred Maitakes with Blood Oranges, a delicious dish that can be used as an entrée or side dish. For an easy weeknight dinner, Ming prepares a Blood Orange Chicken Frisee Salad with Warm Maitake Vinaigrette. Guest chef Alfred Portale, chef/owner of Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City, visits the studio kitchen and uses the East-West combination to make Balsamic-marinated Pekin Duck Breast, Roasted Maitake mushrooms, Shaved Fennel and Blood Orange Salad.