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Simply Ming; Miso/ Butter


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Simply Ming
Miso/ 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: Michel Nischan

Miso and butter are the rich and savory East-West ingredients used in this week’s SIMPLY MING dishes. Chef Ming Tsai prepares an all-in-one Poached Shiso-Shrimp with Miso-Butter Sauce. Then Ming transforms tofu into an elegant entree of Whipped Miso-Butter with Crispy Tofu. Adding another enticing all-in-one dish to the menu, Ming makes Miso-Butter Pork Udon Noodles. Guest chef Michel Nischan of PBS’s The Victory Garden, visits the studio and uses the East-West pair to create Wild Salmon with Asparagus and Miso-Butter Glacage.


Miso-Butter Pork Udon Noodles

Poached Shiso-Shrimp with Miso-Butter Sauce

Whipped Miso-Butter with Crispy Tofu

Michel Nischan's Wild Salmon and Asparagus with Miso-Butter Glacage



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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