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Simply Ming; Preserved Lemons

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Simply Ming
Preserved Lemons
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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: Lidia Bastianich Lemons preserved in lemon juice and salt are a staple in Moroccan cooking. Their salty, tangy flavor works no matter what the culinary geography is—and Ming customizes this technique by adding lemongrass and jalapeños to add some extra zing to the lemony flavor. Ming uses Preserved Lemons as his master recipe for three dishes that move from East to West: Shrimp Satay with Spicy Preserved Lemon Salsa, Grilled Salmon with Asian Gremolata, and Preserved Lemon Couscous Salad. The mother of Italian cooking in America, Lidia Bastianich stops by to make her Chicken Breast with Preserved Lemon Caper Sauce.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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