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Simply Ming; 3-2-1 Sauté Sauce

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Simply Ming
3-2-1 Sauté 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: Emeril Lagasse Based on a recipe that he learned in his mother's kitchen, Ming's 3-2-1 Sauté Sauce, a combination of soy, rice vinegar and aromatics, perfectly balances sweet and savory to enhance the flavor of a variety of dishes. Ming's first dish, Mom's 3-2-1 Shrimp, is a mixture of shrimp, tomatoes and edamame over a bed of jasmine rice. Ming heads over to the Legal Seafoods processing plant on Boston's waterfront to get a lesson on the best way to select shrimp. Back in the studio, Ming whips up a Seared Monkfish with Sweet Onions and Peppers. Proving the versatility of this master ingredient, Ming makes a batch of Crispy Chicken Livers and Scallions tossed chicken-wing style with the 3-2-1 Sauté Sauce. Then, Ming visits uber-chef Emeril Lagasse in the Food Network's test kitchen to see how the sauce can be used to create Sautéed Shrimp and Udon Noodles. Back in his own kitchen, Ming determines which wines best match the flavor of the sauce.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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