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Simply Ming; Five Spice Chile Tea Rub

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Simply Ming
Five Spice Chile Tea Rub
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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: Chris Schlesinger

This aromatic Five-Spice Chile Tea Rub adds a lovely smoky flavor and a spicy peppery bite to hearty winter meals. Using this delicious master blend, Ming creates a Tea Rubbed Beef Sirloin with Country Mash, Tea Braised Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables, and a Tea Rubbed Salmon with Scallion Lemon Rice. At the Japanese market Kotobukiya in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ming instructs viewers on how to select the perfect loose tea leaves to make this rub. Then, guest chef Chris Schlesinger joins Ming and uses the master blend to make Chile Tea-Crusted Grilled Giant New Bedford Scallops with Aromatic Mango Slaw and Lime.

Recipes Five-Spice Chile Tea Rub Chris Schlesinger's Five Spice Chile Tea Rub Crusted Giant New Bedford Scallops Over a Bed of Greens with Mango Tea-Rubbed Salmon With Steamed Scallion-Lemon Rice Tea-Rubbed Sirloin with Country Mash Tea-Braised Lamb Stew

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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