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Simply Ming
Orange Yuzu Syrup
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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: Hiroko Shimbo

Citrus is used in both Eastern and Western cuisine: it has the ability to both brighten flavors and balance richness. Orange-Yuzu Syrup combines the familiar orange with the Japanese yuzu, an ultra-sour Japanese fruit. This wonderful syrup works equally well for beef, seafood and poultry dishes. As his master sauce, it serves as the inspiration behind Wok-Stirred Orange-Yuzu Beef, the tart yuzu cutting some of the beef's richness and the orange's sweetness. In his Crispy Butterflied Shrimp with Orange-Yuzu Syrup, Ming lightens up the traditional Chinese dish of thickly battered fried shrimp -using panko crumbs for a lighter crust. In his Orange Glazed Chicken with Wild Rice Salad the tart-sweet glaze of Orange-Yuzu Syrup produces a deeply golden bird while the earthy wild rice and crisp haricots verts are dressed in vinaigrette. Ming then visits old friend Kenny Chan of Joy Luck restaurant in Needham, Massachusetts to learn the traditional way of making a Chinese favorite, "orange beef. " Back in the studio, guest chef Hiroko Shimbo creates Tatsuta Pork Salad with Orange-Yuzu Syrup. Tatsuta is a popular Japanese technique where meat or poultry is marinated in a ginger mixture, dredged in starch and then deep-fried.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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