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Simply Ming; Wasabi/ Avocado


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Simply Ming
Wasabi/ Avocado
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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: Jasper White

Wasabi and avocado, a mainstay of sushi rolls, are the East-West ingredients worked into Ming’s recipes this week. In the kitchen, Ming shares recipes that reflect his former apprenticeship under a great Sushi master in Japan. First up – Ming prepares an enticing Scallop Yakitori with Wasabi-Avocado Dip. He also puts together an easy “All-In-One” dish, Flashed Salmon with Wasabi and Avocado, along with Wasabi-Avocado Ahi Tuna Dome. Finally, Jasper White, chef/owner of Jasper White’s Summer Shack, visits the studio to make a delicious Kobe Beef and Lobster Tail with Fresh Wasabi Root, Garlic and Avocado.


Flashed Salmon with Wasabi and Avocado

Grilled Scallop Yakitori with Wasabi-Avocado Dip

Wasabi-Avocado Ahi Tuna Dome

Jasper White's Kobe Beef and Lobster Tail with Fresh Wasabi Root, Garlic & Avocado



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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