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Simply Ming; Master Dashi Broth

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Simply Ming
Master Dashi Broth
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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: Aaron Sanchez

As many cooks know, dashi is a fundamental Japanese cooking stock. Made easily from a few simple ingredients, it's the basis for miso soup. The addition of ginger in Ming's Master Dashi Broth results in a dashi that is remarkably smoky without being overpowering. Rock Shrimp with Miso Risotto and Spinach is Ming's reworking of the classic Italian risotto using Japanese ingredients. In his Miso Soup with Tofu and Nori, traditional miso soup is enhanced with a hint of ginger for spiciness and garnished with crisp nori seaweed - the perfect warm broth for a cold winter afternoon. Ming then prepares one of the most familiar Japanese meals, Beef and Onion "Sukiyaki' -Dashi flavored stir-fried beef with vegetables (and sometimes noodles) . To learn the endless uses Dashi has in the Japanese kitchen, Ming visits Chef Ting Yen of Oiishi Sushi in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Latin chef Aaron Sanchez then joins Ming in the studio to demonstrate the cultural versatility of Ming's master recipes by making Caldo de Pescado con Dashi y Jalapeno Amor - a wonderful fish stew.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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