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Simply Ming; Shaoxing and Figs


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Simply Ming
Shaoxing and Figs
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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: Gale Gand (Chicago)

Shaoxing wine and figs make a sweet and savory East-West duo in this week’s helping of SIMPLY MING. Chef Ming Tsai makes all-in-one Roasted Duck Legs and Figs, a flavor-packed entrée that is sure to please! Next, Ming creates Red Roast Chicken Wings and Figs, simmered with garlic, scallions and brown sugar. Then, Ming is off to the Windy City to visit Gale Gand, of Chicago’s Tru Restaurant, to see her prepare Caramelized Figs with Shaoxing Almond Brittle and Buttermilk Panna Cotta, a truly delicious dessert! For a delectable dessert, Ming makes Baked Figs with Shaoxing Sabayon flavored with honey and candied ginger.

Recipes: Baked Figs with Shaoxing Sabayon

Roasted Duck Legs and Figs

Red Roast Chicken Wings and Figs

Caramelized Figs with Shao Hsing Almond Brittle and Buttermilk Panna Cotta



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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