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Simply Ming; Asian Pesto

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Simply Ming
Asian Pesto
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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: Gordon Hamersley

Using ginger, cilantro, chile, basil and garlic to create a masterpiece of East-West flavor, Ming develops a completely unique sauce: Asian Pesto. Ming shows viewers how to pick out the very best ingredients for this feisty master sauce at Verrill Farms in Concord, Massachusetts. Back in the kitchen, Ming prepares an Asian Pesto Chicken Salad, Grilled Asian Pesto Shrimp with Radicchio, and Vegetarian Asian Pesto. Then, guest chef Gordon Hamersley makes an Asian Pesto Salad with sliced Tomato, Baby Fennel, Avocado and Shaved Croutons.

Recipes Asian Pesto Turkey Spaghetti Grilled Asian Pesto Shrimp and Radicchio Sliced Tomato, Baby Fennel, Avocado and Fennel Salad with Ming's Asian Pesto and Shaved Croutons Asian Pesto Chicken Salad Asian Pesto

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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