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Karl’s Shrimp and Scallop Udon Soup

The usual quandary of what will I make for dinner tonight? I have been looking at several Japanese cookbooks and I started craving udon soup. Thinking about what ingredients I had in my kitchen, I decided on a seafood udon soup.

Karl’s Shrimp and Scallop Udon Soup

Karl’s Shrimp and Scallop Udon Soup

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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 Crab and Shrimp Cakes

A few weeks ago, I made fresh salmon patties. I did not want to make the same thing, but Jan really liked them except for the fact that that they were not made of crab. Crab is very expensive, so I thought I would stretch it with some shrimp.

Karl’s Crab and Shrimp Cakes

Karl’s Crab and Shrimp Cakes

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Karl’s Sopa de Camarón

Jan’s newly discovered Mexican family lives/lived on the boarder of Jalisco and Nayarit. Jan decided on a Mexican Christmas feast of crab tamales, I though a shrimp soup would go nicely as a starter. I found a site on Nayarit cuisine that described a caldo de camarón (shrimp broth).  Adding some tomatoes, fresh shrimp, and cilantro makes it soup.

Karl’s Sopa de Camarón

Karl’s Sopa de Camarón

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Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

The NYTimes sends me emails with recipes several time a week. A recent email was all about cold noodle dishes. As I read through them I got a hankering for cold noodles, but none of their dishes really suited me. I borrowed a few ideas from their cellophane noodle salad, but mine is based more on my Vietnamese summer rolls.

Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

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Karl’s Tapas: Tomates Rellenos de Gambas y Jamón Serrano (Tomatoes Stuffed with Shrimp and Serano Ham)

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. For many of the tapas I was making I at least tried to follow the recipes I was using. For this one, however, I decided that I did not like what I saw at all. Instead, I had ingredients that I had bought for other tapas and though, “Hey, this would go with that.” I am sure that somewhere in Spain they make something similar to this tapas, but I could not find it on-line.

Karl’s Tapas: Tomates Rellenos de Gambas y Jamón Serrano (Tomatoes Stuffed with Shrimp and Serano Ham)

Karl’s Tapas
Tomates Rellenos de Gambas y Jamón Serrano
Tomatoes Stuffed with Shrimp and Serano Ham

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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 Szechuan Pepper Shrimp and Arugula Salad

The mushroom hater is on an overnight at a friend’s house, so Jan asked for a mushroom dish. She really liked the last one I did, so I thought I would do a variation. Soup calls for salad and crackers.

Karl’s Szechuan Pepper Shrimp and Arugula Salad

Karl’s Szechuan Pepper Shrimp and Arugula Salad

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Karl’s Weekday Tomato & Red Pepper Shrimp Soup

As followers of my blog may know, I generally do not like recipes that consist of “add can A to can B.” However, some days even I do not want to start from scratch. When I can start with a good commercial soup base, I can add fresh ingredients to make a decent meal.

Karl’s Weekday Tomato & Red Pepper Shrimp Soup

Karl’s Weekday Tomato &
Red Pepper Shrimp Soup

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Karl’s Szechuan Salt & Pepper Shrimp with Grilled Pearl Onions and Mushrooms

I am making a California Fusion birthday dinner with Uyghur lamb and naan. If I was trying for a traditional Uyghur menu seafood would be right out—the closest ocean to Kashgar is at least 2,000 miles away over the Himalayas. But hey, this is California and I’ll make what I like.

Karl’s Szechuan Salt & Pepper Shrimp with Grilled Pearl Onions and Mushrooms

Karl’s Szechuan Salt & Pepper Shrimp
with Grilled Pearl Onions and Mushrooms

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