Category Archives: Main Dishes

Karl’s Crisis Tortilla Soup

In the past, I have railed against “add can one to can two” recipes. Given the current Covid crisis, I find I must change my opinion on this subject. When you cannot go out shopping every day for fresh food, all you may have are a couple of cans of foods. Needs must!

Karl’s Crisis Tortilla Soup

Karl’s Crisis Tortilla Soup

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Karl’s Super Food Soup with Chicken

Daughter Miriam is on an elimination diet and can only eat protein and leafy greens—no seeds (including black pepper), nuts, or root vegetables. Added to the problem she has with the Allium family—garlic and onions—this is proving quite the culinary challenge. For Sunday dinner, I am making a soup with several greens—kale, escarole, and watercress—leaf herbs—such as thyme and summer savory—and poached chicken.

Karl’s Super Food Soup with Chicken

Karl’s Super Food Soup with Chicken

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Karl’s Ham and Cheese Hand Pies

Earlier this week I made beef and spinach hand pies. I ran out of filling and I was left with two lumps of dough. Thinking quickly I shredded some slices of ham and grated some cheese to fill the last two pies. Wife Jan asked me to make more, but not willing to make these pies exactly the same I decided to add some green onion.

Karl’s Ham and Cheese Hand Pies

Karl’s Ham and Cheese Hand Pies
For breakfast stick a poached egg in the hole

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Karl’s Beef and Spinach Hand Pies

I have not posted in a while, between company and other commitments, I found I could cook or write about cooking. I love stuffed breads—a meal in a handy bread pocket,  whether you call them samsa, pasties, samosa, or bierock—the major difference between all of these pocket breads is the type of starch that you use to wrap around the savory filling. These filling delights also have a second advantage in that—with one preparation—you can feed a family of three for several meals.

Karl’s Beef and Spinach Hand Pies

Karl’s Beef and Spinach Hand Pies

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Karl’s Palestinian Kofta with Sesame Sauce

My sister came for a visit and I told her that I was making kūbide—a Persian mixture of lamb and beef with sumac that is grilled and usually served either plain with rice or bread. I was rather free with my ingredients and—when I started to write up the recipe—I realized that what I had ended up with could not really be called kūbide—which is a specific kind of Persian kofta.

Karl’s Palestinian Kofta with Sesame Sauce

Karl’s Palestinian Kofta with Sesame Sauce

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Nevis Caribbean Jerk Chicken

My sister Karen is visiting and I always try to make something new when one of my sisters visits. Today, I decided on Nevis jerked chicken and a sweet potato salad. Unfortunately, I can only guess at what is in the spice blend that I am using on the chicken.

Nevis Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Nevis Caribbean Jerk Chicken

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Karl’s Vichyscalops

Vichyssoise is a fancy name for a potato and leek soup that can be served either hot or cold. In my opinion it is not a meal in itself. I first started by adding seafood to the mix, but this time I decided to add some vitamin packed leafy greens to the pale green vegetables that were already in the dish.

Karl’s Vichyscalops

Karl’s Vichyscalops

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Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

One of my wife’s go to asks for dinners is tacos, but I get tired of these—no matter how good.  As an alternative, we finally agreed on enchiladas. One problem that I have always had was that even though the enchiladas looked good in the pan, they tended to fall to pieces as you try to transfer them to a plate. There had to be a better way.

Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

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Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

I had made some Sichuan cold noodle salad for one of wife Jan’s potlucks. we had some leftover so I thought I would make something to go with it to make a dinner. Broiled salmon came to mind. I have found that my marmalades make a very good glaze for salmon. This time, I decided that I would mix in some soy sauce to make it a lemony teriyaki glaze.

Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

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Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

Jan just had another two temporary crowns put in and is eating soft food. The last time she had a crown put in I made her Shepherd’s Minced Pie. One of Jan’s friends gave us 10 pounds of elk that I need to use up, a shepherd’s pie seems a good choice for dinner.

 

Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

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