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Simply Ming; Sambal/ Creme Fraiche


Sambal and Creme Fraiche with guest Alexandra Guarnaschelli Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Sambal/ Creme Fraiche
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Ironically, Americans tend to complicate their lives in an effort to simplify them. In SIMPLY MING, chef Ming Tsai helps make the yearning for a more manageable lifestyle a reality. Tsai, experienced in classical French, new American and Pan-Asian cuisine, first introduced viewers to his unique blend of global culinary traditions in his Food Network series, East Meets West With Ming Tsai. In this new series for public television, Tsai provides a repertoire of very simple recipes which viewers can integrate into numerous dishes. Each of his flavor-packed sauces, salsas, pastes, rubs, stocks, syrups and doughs consists of fewer than seven ingredients, and each requires no more than 20 minutes to prepare. Guest include Martin Yan, Todd English, Jody Adams, Gordon Hamersley, Jasper White and others. 2004. Series release date: 2004

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Guest Chef: Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Indonesia ’s spicy sambal is paired with versatile French crème fraiche for the delicious East-West recipes featured in this week’s helping of SIMPLY MING. For a simple appetizer, Chef Ming Tsai makes Spicy Crab Dip. Then, Ming shares a recipe for Spicy Wok Clams and Leeks, an easy all-in-one seafood dish. Adding another enticing one pot dish to the menu, Ming prepares Spicy Grilled Quail with Cooling Cucumbers. Guest chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Executive Chef of Butter in New York City , visits the studio kitchen to make Roasted Shrimp with Spicy Cucumber Sambal and Lemon Crème Fraiche, a tasty East-West recipe!


Spicy Crab Dip

Spicy Wok Clams and Leeks

Spicy Grilled Quail with Cooling Cucumbers

Alex Guarnaschelli's Roasted Shrimp with Spicy Cucumber Sambal and Lemon Crème Fraîche



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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