Category Archives: Fish

Karl’s Tekkamaki

I have been making sushi since I was 20 years old. My father was stationed in Japan during the Korean War and returned with a love of all things Japanese. My father brought back the recipes, my mother learned to cook them, and I learned them from her. I grew up eating Japanese food long before it became a fashionable cuisine in the U.S.

Karl’s Tekkamaki

Karl’s Tekkamaki

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Karl’s Hamachi-cado

I made a Japanese feast on Sunday and one of my dishes was hamachi shotsChef Jeffrey Stout’s signature recipe at The Sea by Alexander. Whenever, I make these taste treats I have a small piece of fish left over—in this case it was the dark fatty bits near the fishes center line. I usually eat this for lunch the next day.

Karl’s Hamachi-cado

Karl’s Hamachi-cado

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Hamachi Shots

Two weeks ago, I tried making hamachi shotsChef Jeffrey Stout’s signature recipe at The Sea by Alexander—for the first time. I was rushed and forgot to add all of the ingredients. I also took a short cut that did not work well. This time, I am trying to faithfully follow the recipe—not something that is really in my nature.

Hamachi Shots

Hamachi Shots

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Levi Root’s Jamaican Coconut-Baked Fish Parcels

Adapted from Grill it with Levi

The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.

Levi Root’s Jamaican Coconut-Baked Fish Parcels

Levi Root’s Jamaican Coconut-Baked Fish Parcels

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Karl’s Hamachi Shots

Adapted from a Chef Jeffrey Stout recipe

The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.

Karl’s Hamachi Shots

Karl’s Hamachi Shots

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Karl’s Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast

About once a week we have what we call “deli dinner”—smoked salmon or lox, bread, cheeses, and salads. We usually get most of the ingredients for this meal from La Villa Italian Deli. However, since it is a family run business, they close for the entire Thanksgivings Day weekend.

Karl’s Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast

Karl’s Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast

We made do by getting our ingredients from Whole Food‘s this week. We had some hot smoked salmon leftover and I decided to use it for lunch the next day. How do you feed three people with only one ounce of fish? I decided to mix it with an avocado and some chives that I had remaining from making Thanksgiving dinner. Avocado toast makes a great lunch when paired with a green salad. Continue reading

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Karl’s Fish Tacos with Sautéed Peppers

This is a recipe that has evolved over time. Originally, my fish taco filling was simply broiled fish with spices. Recently, I have started making chicken fajita tacos—seasoned chicken with sautéed peppers. Jan is always encouraging me to be more vegetable forward—less meat, more healthy vegetables. I decided to try mixing the peppers with the broiled fish. It has turned into a frequent weekday meal at our house.

Karl’s Fish Tacos with Sautéed Peppers

Karl’s Fish Tacos with Sautéed Peppers
(Sorry, we waz hongry)

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Karl’s Broiled Salmon with Lemon Marmalade and Dill

It is a weekday meal and I wanted something simple and quick. I decided on broiled salmon, but how to make it special? I make a lot of marmalades—most of which I give away—but I usually have a few flavors in my kitchen. Today, I chose the lemon and dill goes nicely with lemon.

Karl’s Broiled Salmon with Lemon Marmalade and Dill

Karl’s Broiled Salmon with Lemon Marmalade and Dill

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Karl’s Creole Jambalaya

In the 1970’s I was working for a diving company based in Belle Chasse, LA. I can’t think about N’Orl’ns (one word) without thinking about the food. For two years I lived off of Muffulettas, Shrimp Etouffee, boiled crawfish, and Jambalaya.  Louisiana food generally falls into two main cuisines Creole and Cajun, which roughly corresponds to city and country.  I have posted a Cajun jambalaya, but today I decided to go Creole.

Karl’s Creole Jambalaya

Karl’s Creole Jambalaya

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Karl’s Fresh Salmon Patties

Jan and I are on our own this weekend as Eilene has gone to a CON in L.A. I did not feel like left over chili, but I am unused to cooking for only two. Jan has been complaining about red meat and starch heavy meals, so I finally settled on salad and salmon patties.

Many recipes for salmon patties call for using canned salmon—including my mother’s. For this meal, I decided I wanted to use fresh fish and my new favorite ingredient Japanese mayonnaise. Glancing at a few other recipes, I settled on my ingredients list and off I went.

Karl’s Fresh Salmon Patties

Karl’s Fresh Salmon Patties

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