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Simply Ming; Cilantro Oil

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Simply Ming
Cilantro Oil
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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: David Myers One of the best ways to keep a big dose of flavor on hand is to infuse oil with your favorite herb or spice. Ming chooses cilantro—the most widely consumed herb in the world and one that qualifies as East West—it's just as important to Latin American cooking as it is to Southeast Asian cooking. Ming makes Black Bean Chicken Fajitas made with mushu wrappers instead of tortillas, Cilantro Aioli with Panko-Crusted Halibut, and Peanut-Free Cilantro Pad Thai as a flavorful alternative to people with nut allergies. Next, Ming heads to The Food Project to meet with urban grower Danielle Andrews to find out a little more about this popular herb. David Myers joins Ming in the kitchen to make his Pepper Crusted Tuna with Avocado and Cucumber.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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