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Simply Ming; Sake/ Black Pepper


Sake and Black Pepper with Frank McClelland Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Sake/ Black Pepper
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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: Frank McClelland

The clean zing of sake works well with the rich heat of black pepper. These East-West ingredients show their versatility in Ming’s recipes. In the kitchen, Ming creates Broiled Black Peppered Sake Marinated Salmon and Zucchini Spaghetti and Sake-Black Pepper Mussels. For something sweet, Ming cooks up a Sake Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Black Pepper Ice Cream, a unique and delicious dessert. Guest chef Frank McClelland, chef/owner of Boston’s L’espalier and 2007 James Beard Award Winner, visits the studio to make Kep’s Free-For-All Summer Salad using this week’s East-West pairing.


Broiled Black Peppered Sake Marinated Salmon and Zucchini Spaghetti

Sake-Black Pepper Mussels

Sake Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Black Pepper Ice Cream

Frank McClelland's Kep’s Free-For-All Summer Salad



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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