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Simply Ming; Cranberry Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Simply Ming
Cranberry Sweet and Sour Sauce
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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: Susan Spicer The combination of sweet and sour has been one of Ming's favorites for as long as he can remember. His mother made a sweet and sour sauce based on pineapple and rice wine vinegar, but the juxtaposition of sweet and sour can be found in dishes around the globe. Ming's Cranberry Sweet and Sour Sauce is an inspired combination of his mother's original sauce and the addition of the tart flavor of cranberries. Ming first uses it to make Sweet and Sour Pork with Tropical Fruits. Ming heads to a favorite eatery in Boston's South End neighborhood, Tremont 647 where chef Andy Husbands shows his take on the classic flavor combination of sweet and sour. Back in the kitchen, Ming uses the Cranberry Sweet and Sour Sauce on sweet potatoes to cut the richness of his main dish in Seared Calves Liver with Bacon Sweet and Sour Potatoes. To add some freshness and texture to the Chinese classic sweet and sour chicken, Ming makes a Spicy Chicken Paillard with Sweet and Sour Shanghai Noodles. Guest chef Susan Spicer joins Ming in the studio to create her Carrot and Onion-Crusted Scallops with Cranberry Sweet and Sour Sauce.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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