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Karl’s Wonton Soup

My brother-in-law Dee is coming for another of his innumerable medical appointments at the VA. He is getting tired of the biscuits and gravy that I have been serving the last two times he came. He has requested wonton soup.

Karl’s Wonton Soup

Karl’s Wonton Soup

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Karl’s Bok Choy Doenjang Muchim

Adapted from a Maangchi recipe

In addition to my main dishes of japchae and bulgogi I made several Korean vegetable sides. I am new to Korean food, so I made this pretty closely to the original recipe. I used small white bok choy, as opposed the green Shanghai bok choy that she used.

Karl’s Bok Choy Doenjang Muchim

Karl’s Bok Choy Doenjang Muchim

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Karl’s Stir-fry with Bok Choi and Chive Stem

I am making a Chinese roast pork for Sunday. A vegetable stir-fry is a necessary compliment to a meat heavy dish. Going to Lion Market, I finally decided on baby bok choi and to add variety chive stem.

Karl’s Stir-fry with Bok Choi and Chive Stem

Karl’s Stir-fry with Bok Choi and Chive Stem

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Karl’s Miso Chicken Udon

Eilene has come down with another cold—I do not know what it has been about this year that we keep getting sick. Jan suggested that I make her chicken soup. A favorite of hers is chicken udon.

Karl’s Miso Chicken Udon

Karl’s Miso Chicken Udon

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Papa’s Fine Soup II

The first dish I created on my own—rather than following a recipe—was a soup that Miriam called “Papa’s Fine Soup.” Some powdered lemon grass, chicken, snow peas, green onion, and udon noodles. While this soup has changed over time, it has been a comfort food in our house for almost 30 years.

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Karl’s Leftovers: Karl’s Ham and Baby Bok Choi Stir Fry

I made ham steak the other day and, after the meal, I had half a pound of ham left. By itself it was not enough to feed three people, but with some creativity I could make a meal of it. Stretch the meat with some vegetables—add an interesting sauce and some rice—and you have something new and different.

Karl’s Leftovers: Karl's Ham and Baby Bokchoi Stri Fry

Karl’s Leftovers:
Karl’s Ham and Baby Bokchoi Stri Fry

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Karl’s Steamed Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce

With the kid’s on the Adkins diet I have to make more vegetable dishes and less dishes that use starch. To go with my char siu pork, I decided that steamed bok choy would be a good Chinese addition. This dish has minimal prep work and a quick sauce.

Karl’s Steamed Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce

Karl’s Steamed Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce

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Karl’s Dàn Dàn Miàn (Sichuan Peddler’s Noodles)

Dàn dàn miàn (担担面; “peddler’s noodles”) are boiled noodles with a spicy sesame/peanut sauce poured over them. The story goes that lunch peddler’s would carry a dàn dàn—a shoulder pole with a bucket on either end—with the cooked noodles in one bucket and the spicy sauce in the other. When you bought your lunch you were expected to provide your own bowl and the seller would put in some noodles and splash some of the sauce over them.

Karl’s Dàn Dàn Miàn (Sichuan Peddler’s Noodles)

Karl’s Dàn Dàn Miàn
Sichuan Peddler’s Noodles

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Karl’s Chinese Steamed Ginger Chicken

Dong quai steamed chicken is one of those dishes that I had in Chengdu and reconstructed from the memory of the taste. You steam the chicken for hours until the meat is falling off the bones. I remember that it had ginger and Chinese broad beans and was finished off with pea top. Pea tops are the tender leaves at the ends of the pea plant.

Karl’s Chinese Steamed Ginger Chicken

Karl’s Chinese Steamed Ginger Chicken

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Papa’s Fine Soup

This is my first recipe ever to have a name. I first made this soup when Miriam was a small child. More than once she would toddle up and ask for “Papa’s fine soup” for dinner.

Papa's Fine Soup

Papa’s Fine Soup

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