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Simply Ming; Shiso Oil

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Simply Ming
Shiso Oil
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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: Pino Maffeo One of the best things the Japanese introduced to America was sushi, but hidden in the sushi was another great gift—shiso. That little green leaf poking out between the pieces of fish, shiso is a wonderful herb that tastes like a cross between basil and mint but with a unique fuzzy texture. Ming's Shiso Oil enables the home cook to bottle shiso's flavor and make these three dishes: Tempura Uni and Shrimp, Fusilli Pasta with Shiso-Tomato Sauce (a take on the classic basil sauce), and Shiso Beef with Spinach Stir Fry. Guest chef Pino Maffeo joins Ming in the kitchen to make Tuna Tartare with Shiso Oil and Nori Chips. Ming heads to Legal Seafood to learn how to select sushi grade tuna like the cut featured in Pino's recipe.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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