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Karl’s Koobideh Burgers

Adapted from a Persian Mama recipe

For Labor Day it is tradition to have a barbecue. Just to be different this year, I decided to make koobideh hamburgers (alternate spelling kubideh). In Persia (Iran), this finely ground and seasoned meat is usually grilled on a thick skewer. Forming it into a patty to barbecue is a most California Fusion thing to do. While the burger was international the condiments were all American—well sort of—Japanese mayonnaise, German mustard, tomatoes, sweet onions, Romaine lettuce and the buns of your choice.

Karl’s Koobideh Burgers

Karl’s Koobideh Burgers
(Sorry, I was hungry!)

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Karl’s Mughal Gosht Dopiaza – Two Onion Lamb

It is my birthday feast and my first choice is always lamb. I could do the usual barbecued lamb, but I wanted something a bit different this year. I drifted toward a lamb curry.

Karl’s Mughal Gosht Dopiaza - Two Onion Lamb

Karl’s Mughal Gosht Dopiaza – Two Onion Lamb

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Karl’s Braised Lamb Shanks with Middle Eastern Flavors

It it Father’s Day, so I get to pick the menu. Being a Lueck I will, of course, pick lamb. I have been craving lamb shanks lately.

Karl’s Braised Lamb Shanks with Middle Eastern Flavors

Karl’s Braised Lamb Shanks
with Middle Eastern Flavors

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Karl’s Tapas: Albóndigas de Cordero (Lamb Meatballs)

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. I had left over lamb mixture from my stuffed pepper tapas. Meatballs are another form of tapas, and an easy solution to the problem of what to do with my excess. In Spain, they would usually be served with some kind of sauce on the side.

Karl’s Tapas Albóndigas de Cordero (Lamb Meatballs)

Karl’s Tapas
Albóndigas de Cordero
(Lamb Meatballs

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Karl’s Uyghur Shashlik Flavored Lamb

It’s my birthday dinner and this almost always means lamb. I have done a variety of grilled lamb dishes—like Greek lamb, Moroccan lamb, and kefir lamb. My favorite is Uyghur Shashlik, in Kashgar, these are small bits of lamb coated in a cumin based spice blend.

Karl’s Uyghur Shashlik Flavored Lamb

Karl’s Uyghur Shashlik Flavored Lamb

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Karl’s Lamb Klops with Apricot Sauce for Hanukkah

Jan, Miriam, and Eilene all wanted latke for the last day of Hanukkah. I made both regular potato latke and less traditional sweet potato latke. Miriam also wanted roasted Brussels sproutsLatke and sprouts are both side dishs, so I decided I wanted to make a stuffed meatloaf as my main dish, a variation on an Ashkenazi klops.

Karl’s Lamb Klops with Apricot Sauce for Hanukkah

Karl’s Lamb Klops
with Apricot Sauce for Hanukkah

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Karl’s Rogan Josh

Jan, Eilene, and I went to Napa on a day-trip. I went mostly to go to Whole Spice for the spices I can’t get around the South Bay—yes, I could have bought them on-line, but you really do not know what you are getting if you cannot smell the spices. We also went to find the lamb bacon that Jan had tried the last time she was there at the Fatted Calf.

Karl’s Rogan Josh

Karl’s Rogan Josh

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Karl’s Lamb Stew with Leeks

Jan is off on her yearly stitching retreat with her friends for four days. While she will tolerate barbecued lamb, she will not eat it any other way. Her absence allows me to make dishes that Jan will not eat.

Karl’s Lamb Stew with Leeks

Karl’s Lamb Stew with Leeks

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Karl’s Lamb Bone Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

With Jan out of town, I made a lamb stew for Sunday night’s dinner. I also made this lamb soup. Son-in-law, Chris, asked why I did not simply throw everything into one pot. In my mind I had an image of the thick, rich lamb stew and a second vegetable soup with lamb bone broth. While it may all end up in the same place, it would not be the same dining experience to mix the two dishes.

Karl’s Lamb Bone Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

Karl’s Lamb Bone Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

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Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

It’s Father’s Day and I get to make what I like. This means barbecued lamb. Like for my birthday, I decided I would go Moroccan.

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

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