Ming travels to the "Halibut Capital of the World" near the Kanai Peninsula, Alaska. He cooks his catch local style with a lemon pepper marinade. Then Ming creates a Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut with Ponzu-Lemongrass Sauce and Preserved Lemon Rice Pilaf.
Ming kayaks in Alaska looking for wild blue mussels, bullwhip kelp and sea vegetables for seafood soup. Later he cooks Spicy Wok Stirred Blue Mussels with RhubarbBirch Syrup and Alaskan Potatoes. Later, he tastes the joys of the barnacle!
Ming meets up with a master clam digger and travels to Katmai National Park to watch nature's finest dig clams and the Alaskan Brown Bear. Ming's recipes include Stuffed Razor Clams and Panko Crusted Razor Clam Strips on Cabbage Slaw.
Ming goes to Plymouth,MA to help out with the cranberry harvest. Later he visits a turkey farm and tries to spot a wild turkey. Later he pairs the two in Asian-spiced Fried Turkey served with Cranberry Syrup, Sweet Potato Fries, and Cranberry Mulled Wine.
Ming goes off road in Manchester for blueberries and trout. Later, he unites the local flavors in a Grilled Pancetta Wrapped Trout with 3 Cabbage-Rice Salad and Fried Ginger-Blueberry Pie with Lemon Cream and Vermont Maple Syrup.
Ming joins a wild mushroom collector to forage for fresh chanterelle mushrooms and then joins forces with some birds of prey as he learns the ancient art of falconry. Recipes: Five-Spice Chile Tea Rubbed Partridge and Wild Chanterelle Orzo 'Risotto'.
Ming mountain bikes through cactus fields on the outskirts of Mexico City. Cooks up prickly pear cactus paddle, visits one of the top tequila producers in the world and learns how to harvest the blue agave plant.
Ming adventures to a port town in southwestern Mexico to catch a ton of shrimp and barter with another fishing boat to buy two huge robalos. Ming and a local chef prepare a Mexican Robalo En Pappillote Scallion - Ginger sauce.
Ming ventures to a Mexican market and makes a mean chile and cheese quesadilla with some of the hottest chiles you can find in Mexico. Next Ming heads to the fertile valleys of Puebla and discovers a milder chile, the poblano chile.
Ming heads deep into southern Mexico meeting up with a local farmer to tour through his cornfield and outdoor kitchen. With recipes for Corn and shrimp "pancakes" topped with Huitalooche Butter Ming's Mole Sauce.
Ming pulls in fresh snapper from the Indonesian waters off the shores of Bali and finds exotic vegetables in the streets and markets of Bali in this episode. With recipes for banana wrapped snapper and Indonesian Spiced Salt and Garlic Fried Noodles.
Ming marches through rice pattys with a Balinese field worker, the dutiful duck. Ming then comes face to face with another winged treasure of the islands, the Balinese fruit bat. With recipes for Balinese Duck 'Confit' & Warm Exotic Fruit Salsa.
Ming adventures into the heart of an island covered by rice pattys and enters an exotic spice garden to pick fresh turmeric, lemongrass torch ginger& tries to climb up a 60-foot tree to gather fresh coconut. Recipe: Balinese Vegetable Curry with Fried Rice.