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Simply Ming
Shrimp Mousse
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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: Jacques Pepin

Ming Tsai shares a childhood favorite, Shrimp Mousse, which still ranks high on his list of culinary cravings. One of the first things he learned to make in his Mom’s kitchen, it got even better when he applied French techniques learned while in Paris. This airy mousse features 4 simple ingredients – shrimp, eggs, butter, and truffle oil – and can be used for instant, easy hors d'oeuvres of Shrimp Toast, a light first course of Steamed Shumai with Edamames and Lemon Broth and an entrée of Shrimp Crusted Halibut with Spicy Asparagus Salad. Who better to consult about finding the freshest seafood than the authorities of Boston-based Legal Seafoods? CEO Roger Berkowitz offers up suggestions of what to look for when selecting the perfect shrimp. Later, legendary chef Jacques Pépin joins Ming in the kitchen and uses the Shrimp Mousse in true French fashion, encasing whole shrimp with the mousse, terrine-style and serving up a Shrimp Cushion on a simple but delicious watercress salad.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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