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Simply Ming; Sesame Seeds/ Butter

Sesame Seeds and Butter with Charles Draghi

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Simply Ming
Sesame Seeds/ Butter
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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: Charles Draghi

This week on SIMPLY MING, Chef Ming Tsai’s East-West dishes combine the smooth, creaminess of butter with the rich, nutty flavor of sesame seeds. These ingredients are first merged in Ming’s Sesame Butter Brittle, a delicious treat that gives Ming something to snack on while sharing his tasty recipe for Sesame-Chive Butterfish with Buttered Edamames and Spinach. To finish off the meal, Ming prepares a decadent Sesame Tuile Napoleon with Gingered Apple Flambé that he serves with Vanilla Hemp Ice Cream. Later, renowned chef Charles Draghi visits the kitchen studio to create elegant Piemontese-style Veal Chops with Sesame and Sage Butter.

Recipes Sesame Butter Brittle Sesame Tuile Napoleon with Gingered Apple Flambe Sesame-Chive Butterfish with Buttered Edamames and Spinach Charles Draghi's Piemontese-style Veal Chops with Sesame and Sage Butter

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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