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Simply Ming
Citrus Herbal Tea Rub
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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: Martin Yan

Tea smoking — a classic technique of Chinese cooking — brings a wonderful smoky flavor to a myriad of dishes. With Ming’s signature Citrus Herbal Tea Rub, green tea is perfectly complemented by the citrus taste of lemon, lime and orange zest while mint and ginger add an invigorating flavor to the irresistible mix. Using this master base to elevate the flavor of a few light and healthy dinners, Ming whips up Seared Tea—Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Celery Sauté and Rubbed Halibut with Orange-Fennel Salad. Then it’s off to uncover the art of tea smoking at Blue Ginger, demonstrated by sous chef, Isaac Bancaco — who uses a mixture of uncooked rice, raw sugar, and tea, heated at the base of a wok, to slowly smoke and flavor a variety of dishes. Back in the studio, guest chef Martin Yan creates a savory Tea Rubbed Scampi with the citrus herbal mixture.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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