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Simply Ming; Szechwan Peppercorn/ Rum


Szechwan Peppercorn and Rum with Marcus Samuelsson Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Szechwan Peppercorn/ Rum
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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: Marcus Samuelsson

Adding spice and sweetness to his dishes, Ming uses Szechwan peppercorn and rum as his East and West ingredients this week. In the kitchen, Ming creates Wok Stirred Drunken Shrimp and Mango, and hot hot Szechwan Beef and Peppers. Thinking outside the plate, Ming’s latest cocktail creation is Ginger Rum with Numbing Cubes—a zesty drink that’ll definitely be a hit at your next party. Guest chef Marcus Samuelsson of New York City ’s Aquavit, invites us to his home in Harlem where he adds the two East and West elements to create hearty Chicken Stew.


Wok Stirred Drunken Contessa Shrimp and Mango

Szechwan Beef and Peppers

Ginger Rum with Numbing Cubes

Marcus Samuelsson's Chicken Stew



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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