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Simply Ming
Cranberry-Lemongrass Sauce
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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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Repackaged encore broadcast of Simply Ming program 416.

Guest Chef: Eric Ripert

In Chinese cuisine, meat and fruit are a classic combination. Pineapple with pork is just one example, and, the best part is, the pairing has proved popular with adults and picky children alike – especially sweet and sour sauce! To prove his love for all things sweet and savory, Ming creates a master recipe of Cranberry-Lemongrass Sauce, made with shallots, garlic, and finished with butter. With it, he cooks a Coriander-Crusted Venison Carpaccio with Cranberry-Lemongrass Frisee Salad, as well as a Double-Thick Glazed Pork Chop. After preparing a Seared Duck with Yam Ravioli, Ming takes a trip to Beijing’s Da Dong restaurant to see owner Da Dong making Peking duck. Guest chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin Restaurant appears in the studio to create a Hamachi Tandoori with Pickled Cucumber Salad.

Recipes: Double Thick Glazed Pork Chops Seared Duck Breast with Yam Ravioli Venison Carpaccio with Cranberry Salad Frisee Cranberry-Lemongrass Sauce

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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