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Simply Ming; Maitake Mushrooms and Blood Oranges


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Simply Ming
Maitake Mushrooms and Blood Oranges
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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: Alfred Portale

Maitake mushrooms and blood oranges may be underutilized ingredients but they make a great East-West pair in this week’s SIMPLY MING all-in-one dishes. Chef Ming Tsai creates Maitake Hot and Sour Soup by replacing the traditional vinegar with the tang of blood oranges. Then, Ming makes Wok Stirred Maitakes with Blood Oranges, a delicious dish that can be used as an entrée or side dish. For an easy weeknight dinner, Ming prepares a Blood Orange Chicken Frisee Salad with Warm Maitake Vinaigrette. Guest chef Alfred Portale, chef/owner of Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City, visits the studio kitchen and uses the East-West combination to make Balsamic-marinated Pekin Duck Breast, Roasted Maitake mushrooms, Shaved Fennel and Blood Orange Salad.


Wok Stirred Maitakes with Blood Orange

Blood Orange Chicken Frisee Salad with Warm Maitake Vinaigrette

Maitake Hot and Sour Soup

Balsamic Honey Marinated Pekin Duck Breast



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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