Category Archives: Fish

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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Karl’s Salmon Toasts Points with Dill Sauce

This week, I am doing Sunday brunch for Mother’s Day and Miriam’s birthday. Miriam and mom agreed that something with salmon would be good. I decided on salmon toast points with dill sauce.

Karl’s Salmon Toasts Points with Dill Sauce

Karl’s Salmon Toasts Points with Dill Sauce

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Karl’s Dry Fried Salmon

I wanted something quick and easy for a weekday dinner. I have been experimenting with dry frying skin-on salmon fillets. A simple salad and a quick couscous dish completed the meal.

Karl’s Dry Fried Salmon

Karl’s Dry Fried Salmon

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Karl’s Tapas: Caballa Frita Rellena (Fried Stuffed Mackerel)

Adapted from Food and Wine recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. There is a whole selection of fish tapas, many of which involve whole fried small fish. I had wanted to have fried anchovies or sardines, but El Niño had caused a collapse in the local fish supply.

Karl’s Tapas: Caballa Frita Rellena (Fried Stuffed Mackerel)

Karl’s Tapas
Caballa Frita Rellena
Fried Stuffed Mackerel

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Karl’s Anniversary Cioppino

Saturday was our 33rd anniversary. We are having the celebration on Sunday, so the kids can join us. We agreed on having cioppino.

Karl’s Anniversary Cioppino

Karl’s Anniversary Cioppino

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Karl’s Leftovers: Salmon Salad with Raspberry Radish Slaw

This Sunday we had a complex soup, cioppino,  that would take up most of my attention. I did not want to have just a plain greens salad, but it needed to be simple. Fortunately, yesterday was Jan and my 33rd anniversary and I had made salmon wraps for dinner.

Karl’s Leftovers: Salmon Salad with Raspberry Radish Slaw

Karl’s Leftovers:
Salmon Salad with Raspberry Radish Slaw

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Karl’s Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Raspberry Radish Slaw

Jan has been working 70-80 hour weeks lately—if only she would get paid for some of that overtime. It is hardly surprising that she has ended up working on our anniversary. Today is Jan and my 33rd anniversary. We are having the major celebration with cioppino tomorrow with the kids, but there is still tonight’s dinner to make special.

Karl’s Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Raspberry Radish Slaw

Karl’s Salmon Lettuce Wraps
with Raspberry Radish Slaw

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Claudia’s Baked Salmon

Before I left home for the first time, I sat down with my mother’s recipe box and wrote down my favorite dishes. I just posted a salmon cake recipe that put me in mind of one of my mother’s recipes: Baked Salmon. Claudia’s recipe cards were remarkable in their brevity and assumed knowledge. I will present the card as written and then give more detailed instructions for making this dish. Continue reading

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