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Simply Ming; Wonton Wrapper/ Parsley

Wonton Wrappers and Parsley with Iris Tsai

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Simply Ming
Wonton Wrapper/ Parsley
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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

There may be more ways to a person’s heart than just through food, so this season Ming invites leaders of local and national nonprofits into his kitchen to prepare delicious dishes and to get the word out about their causes. And, from pantry to pot, Ming continues to offer recipes that can be prepared in one vessel. Tune in for 13 new episodes and 13 specially selected encores.

Guest Chef: Iris Tsai

The fresh taste of parsley pops alongside Chinese wonton wrappers in this week’s helping of SIMPLY MING. To kick off the season, Ming’s mother Iris Tsai rules the kitchen, helping him prepare three tasty dishes. First up, Ming and his mother prepare the perfect appetizer, flavorful Shrimp and Parsley Wontons with a Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce that will wow your guests. Then, for a spin on a classic dish, they put together a Crispy Wonton and Salmon Napoleon with Parsley-Roasted Garlic Puree. In a nod to Ming's French training, Ming and his mother cook up Asian Pistou Dumplings Simmered in Lime Broth, a hearty, comforting dish that can be prepared all in one pot. Finally, Iris takes over and shows Ming how to make Pork, Shiitake and Parsley Shumai, dumplings bursting with flavor.

Recipes Crispy Wonton and Salmon Napoleon with Parsley-Roasted Garlic Puree Shrimp and Parsley Wontons with Soy-Vinegar Sauce Iris Tsai's Pork, Shiitake and Parsley Shumai Asian Pistou Dumplings in Lime Broth

Cooking Tips Shrimp Basics Sharpening Knives

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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