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Simply Ming

Citrus Herbal Tea Rub (#203)

Tea smoking - a classic technique of Chinese cooking - brings a wonderful smoky flavor to a myriad of dishes. With Ming's signature Citrus Herbal Tea Rub, green tea is perfectly complemented by the citrus taste of lemon, lime, and orange zest while mint and ginger add an invigorating flavor to the irresistible mix. Using this master base to elevate the flavor of a few light and healthy dinners, Ming whips up Seared Tea-Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Celery Saute and Rubbed Halibut with Orange-Fennel Salad. Then it's off to uncover the art of tea smoking at Blue Ginger, demonstrated by sous chef, Isaac Bancaco, who uses a mixture of uncooked rice, raw sugar, and tea, heated at the base of a wok, to slowly smoke and flavor a variety of dishes. Back in the studio, guest chef Martin Yan creates a savory Tea Rubbed Scampi with the citrus herbal mixture. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: The Emmy-nominated public television series SIMPLY MING is back featuring 26 fresh new episodes. This year, Ming and his guest chefs will be "Cooking on the Fly" finding inspiration from his East-West pantry and surprise ingredients that range from exotic fruits and vegetables to meats and fish. In each studio episode, Ming kicks off the show by highlighting techniques to help you "Cook on the Fly" at home. From filleting a fish to sharing the technique for cooking veggies kids will love, Ming and his guests use their culinary tricks to bring you a season of delicious new recipes.

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