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Simply Ming; Lemongrass/ Cream Cheese


Lemongrass and Cream Cheese with Elizabeth Falkner 28:00 Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Lemongrass/ Cream Cheese
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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: Elizabeth Falkner

The citrus herb lemongrass is paired with mild-tasting cream cheese for the delicious East-West recipes featured in this week’s helping of SIMPLY MING. Chef Ming Tsai kicks things off by preparing a Creamy Risotto with Baby Shrimp and Bok Choy. For an updated version of a Chinese restaurant classic, Ming comes up with an all-in-one Lemongrass Lobster Rangoon. Proving no meal is complete without dessert, Ming prepares an all-in-one Lemongrass Cheese Cake. Guest chef Elizabeth Falkner, chef/owner of Citizen Cake in San Francisco, visits the studio to make Soft Shell Crabs, with Lemongrass and English Pea Pancakes, a delicious East-West recipe!


Lemongrass Cheesecake

Lemongrass Lobster Rangoon

Creamy Risotto with Contessa Baby Shrimp and Bok Choy

Elizabeth Falkner's Soft Shell Crabs, Lemongrass and English Pea Pancakes and Nuoc Cham



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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