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Simply Ming
Ponzu/ Cranberries
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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

Program Description

Guest Chef: Tom Colicchio

The tangy flavors of ponzu from the East and cranberries from the West pack a big punch in this week’s SIMPLY MING recipes. In the studio kitchen, Chef Ming Tsai makes a Cranberry Shrimp Ceviche, an easy appetizer that balances citrus with the sweetness of jicama and coconut. Ming combines the ingredient duo in one pot to stir up Fried Duck Tossed in Ponzu-Cranberry Sauce. Then, Ming takes everyone’s favorite baby back ribs to a whole new level with his ginger, ponzu and cranberry glazed Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs. Later, Ming is joined by Tom Colicchio, who demonstrates his Top Chef skills with a Cranberry-Ponzu Poached Salmon.


Tom Colicchio's Salmon with Cranberries and Ponzu

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Cranberry Shrimp Ceviche with Ponzu

Fried Duck Tossed in Ponzu-Cranberry Sauce



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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