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Simply Ming; Silken Tofu/ Zucchini


Tofu and Zucchini with Stephen and Iris Tsai Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Silken Tofu/ Zucchini
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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: Stephen and Iris Tsai

Silken tofu is paired with zucchini in four East-West recipes for this week’s serving of SIMPLY MING. Chef Ming Tsai prepares a simple all-in-one Silken Tofu-Zucchini stir-fry, a quick but delicious meal. Next, Ming makes Zucchini-Tofu Croquettes, finished with a drizzle of balsamic syrup, these are elegant enough for company. Later, Ming demonstrates another variation of the East-West pair when he makes Steamed Shrimp-Zucchini Stuffed Tofu. Very special guest chefs (and Ming’s Parents!) Stephen and Iris Tsai visit the studio kitchen to make their tasty Tofu and Zucchini Salad topped with Ming’s zucchini chips.


Tofu and Zucchini

Zucchini-Tofu Croquette

Steamed Shrimp-Zucchini Stuffed Tofu

Iris Tsai's Tofu and Zucchini Salad



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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