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Simply Ming
Tamarind/ Brown Sugar
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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: Michelle Bernstein (Miami)

Tamarind and brown sugar make a tart and sweet East-West duo in this week’s SIMPLY MING recipes. For an easy all-in-one wok stir-fry, Chef Ming Tsai cooks up Sweet and Sour Chicken and Peppers. Then, Ming shares a recipe for Tamarind Marinated Shrimp and Brown Sugared Pineapple Satays, a great year-round appetizer that can be grilled outside or on a stovetop grill pan. Later, Ming is off to Miami to visit chef Michelle Bernstein, chef/co-owner of Michy’s, to watch her combine the East-West pair into a delectable dessert, Tamarind Granita with Brown Sugar Pot de Crème. Back in the kitchen studio, Ming puts a tangy spin on a French classic when he creates Tamarind- Brown Sugar Creme Brulee.


Sweet and Sour Chicken and Peppers

Tamarind Marinated Contessa Shrimp and Brown Sugared Pineapple Satays

Tamarind Creme Brulee

Tamarind Granita with Brown Sugar Pot de Crème



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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