Episode 703: Soju/Lemons
Guest Chef: Susur Lee
Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 2 p.m. on Public Television (check local listings)
This week on SIMPLY MING, Chef Ming Tsai’s East-West dishes combine the acidity of lemons with Soju, a mild-flavored, slightly sweet version of vodka that is ideal for cocktails and cooking. Toast to good health with friends after you stir up two drinks that feature a delicate balance between tart and sweet – a Lemon-Soju Martini and a Soju-Citrus Collins. If your guests aren’t blown off their seats yet, they will be when they sample Shrimp Balls with a tangy Soju-Tomato dipping Sauce. For a dessert that will end the night on a high note, Buckwheat Crepes with Lemon-Banana Flambé are sure to make everyone’s taste buds sing. And later, celebrity chef Susur Lee stops by Ming’s studio kitchen, putting the East-West pair to work with his Soju and Lemon Roasted Crusted Wild Salmon.
photo by Emily Sterne Photography