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Simply Ming; Asian BBQ

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Simply Ming
Asian BBQ
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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 Chefs: Cam and Paulina Neely Sweet, smoky, tangy—if there's one food that crosses boundaries, it's barbeque sauce. People everywhere use it to boost the flavor in all kinds of meats and vegetables. Ming's master recipe for Asian BBQ sauce combines the best flavors from around the world including hoisin as a great base, the spice of sambal, and the flavor of tomatoes. You may never want to purchase the store-bought variety again. Ming puts this dynamic sauce to work in his grilled Asian Baby Back Ribs with Sesame Potato Salad, Asian BBQ Chicken Wraps, and BBQ Tofu and Israeli Couscous Salad. He then heads to Blue Ribbon Barbeque in West Newton, Massachusetts to visit the owner and pitmaster Geoffrey Janowski to see how his Texas smoker works. Back at the studio, hockey legend Cam Neely and his wife Paulina join Ming at an outdoor grill to whip up a dish that proves that Cam is just as talented at the grill as he is on the ice—his Cevapcici with Croatian Slaw.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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