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Simply Ming; Star Anise/ Oranges


Star Anise and Orange with Iris Tsai Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Star Anise/ Oranges
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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: Iris Tsai

Star Anise, the fragrant Chinese spice, and Oranges , one of the most widely consumed fruits in the US , is an aromatic East-West ingredient pairing that proves to be very versatile. Ming prepares “All-In-One” Braised Short Ribs with Root Vegetables and Orange Roasted Squab with Star Anise Orange Syrup. Very special guest chef (and Ming’s Mom!) Iris Tsai visits the studio to make her tasty “All-In-One” Red Roasted Pork Belly with Black Mushrooms and Carrots.


Pressure-Cooked Shortribs with Root Vegetables

Orange Squab with Fennel Carrots and Orange-Star Anise Syrup

Iris Lee Tsai's Red Roasted Pork Belly with Black Mushrooms and Carrots



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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