Simply Ming: Easy Techniques For East-Meets-West Meals by Ming Tsai and Arthur Boehm

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    • Ingredients: fermented black beans; fresh ginger; scallions; sambal oelek; Shaoxing rice wine; garlic
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    • Ingredients: hoisin sauce; fresh ginger; limes
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    • Ingredients: hoisin sauce; limes; fresh ginger; sambal oelek; chicken thighs; chicken breasts; zucchini
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    • Ingredients: rice stick noodles; fish sauce; limes; jalapeño chiles; Thai bird's eye chiles; rice vinegar; shallots; ground chicken; scallions; Thai basil
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    • Ingredients: portabello mushrooms; cucumbers; kaiser rolls; tomatoes
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  • Scallion-crusted cod with mango salsa

    • hshubin on April 08, 2014

      Used the mango salsa with a different recipe. Tasty

  • Ginger-poached whole chicken

    • Lindalib on March 27, 2013

      Very easy and very good. This is a good dish if you have to hold dinner as the chicken does not dry out at all.

  • Mango chicken stir-fry with snap peas

    • nicolepellegrini on January 05, 2019

      Had a craving for mango chicken and this fit the bill pretty nicely. Didn't have that many snap peas on hand so I added some green bell pepper strips. Came together fast for dinner after making the mango salsa earlier in the day. I sometimes find the recipes in this book not really suited for home cooking (too much making big volumes of sauces/bases in advance, as you would for a restaurant) but this was quite simple --and easy to scale down the amount of salsa made for just this recipe.

    • clkandel on June 14, 2021

      This dish comes together so quickly. Love the flavors. Next time I'll add some hot pepper for more spice.

  • Black bean pork and tofu stir-fry

    • nicolepellegrini on October 08, 2013

      Good, quick take on a classic; the homemade black bean sauce is really the key. I only would note 2 things: 1. I found it needed more sauce than recommended to really flavor the pork and tofu. 2. The photograph in the book showed red bell pepper strips in the dish, which is not listed in the recipe. I added them during the stiry-fry and felt they were really needed for a little extra texture and color.

  • Asian sloppy joes

    • Queezle_Sister on November 14, 2012

      This is an easy-to-prepare dish. It takes about an hour, once you have the hoisin-lime sauce. Its really the perfect east-meets-west meal. Flavorful for both the sauce and the combined pork and beef. OK for weeknight meal.

    • clkandel on March 10, 2017

      Used this as the filling for lettuce wraps. Great appetizer!

  • Spicy mango salsa

    • clkandel on June 14, 2021

      Love this salsa. I used it for the stir fry chicken and snow peas, but it would be great on so many dishes or just as an app with chips. Just a note, the ingredient list here has rice vinegar, but the recipe in the book does not have that.

  • Master dashi broth

    • hbakke on August 09, 2021

      First time making dashi broth. I think it turned out really well. I would make this again.

  • Miso soup with tofu and nori

    • hbakke on August 09, 2021

      This was a great miso soup. I made the dashi broth specified for this recipe and it was pretty quick and easy. The only change I would make would be to start with 1/3 cup rather than 1/2 cup of miso paste and add more to taste. My miso was salty so I had to add a bit of water at the end to dilute the broth. I would make this again.

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  • ISBN 10 0609610678
  • ISBN 13 9780609610671
  • Published Oct 28 2003
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

With more than 100.000 copies sold, Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger showed how ready American cooks are to try their hands at creating the East-West fare Ming prepares on his popular Food Network shows and at his acclaimed restaurant. Now, Simply Ming is here to make East-west easier than ever, without losing any of its savory appeal.


Using a time-honored chef's trick-of-the-trade, Ming simplifies preparation by creating 25 flavor bases that can be made well in advance and used to make three completely different and remarkably easy dishes, each with true East-West flair. Imagine spending half an hour on the weekend making black bean oil or cilantro pesto, then walking in the door after work and turning out Grilled shrimp and Pasta with Asian Pesto or Steamed Clams in Black Bean Sauce in about 20 minutes.


Simply Ming is simply filled with irresistible ideas. It's a book that all of Ming's countless fans will embrace.



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