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Simply Ming; Kechap Manis/ Black Pepper


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Simply Ming
Kechap Manis/ Black Pepper
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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: Iris Tsai

The sweet flavor of kechap manis is combined with the spice black pepper for the East-West recipes in this week’s serving of SIMPLY MING. Chef Ming Tsai prepares Black Pepper-Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Satays, a tasty grilled appetizer that will satisfy your guests! Then, Ming shares an all-in-one recipe for Stir Fried Shiitake-Bok Choy Noodle Cake. For a simple slow cooker meal, Ming makes Soy Braised Short Ribs. Very special guest chef (and Ming’s Mom!) Iris Tsai visits the studio kitchen and uses the East-West pair to make a one pot Stir-Fried Beef with Sugar Peas and Red Pepper.

Recipes: Black Pepper-Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Satays

Stir Fried Shiitake-Bok Choy Noodle Cake

Soy Braised Short Ribs

Iris Tsai's Stir-Fried Beef with Sugar Peas & Red Pepper



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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