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Karl’s Avocado, Mango Slaw with Lime Dressing

I am making Jan’s birthday meal of chicken mole, beans, and rice. That is a lot of meat and starch, but Jan also likes to be vegetable forward. My original idea was for a mango and avocado salad, but for seven people that would either be very small serving for each person or very expensive.

Karl’s Avocado, Mango Slaw with Lime Dressing

Karl’s Avocado, Mango Slaw with Lime Dressing

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Karl’s Salt Cabbage with Red Shishito Pepper (Kyabetsu Shiozuke Tsukemono)

I am making several vegetable dishes for my Japanese feast this Sunday, pickled cabbage is an easy choice for me. Japan has many Tsukemono, literally “pickled things.” When my father came back from Japan in the fifties, he introduced my family to Japanese cuisine. One dish that he learned to make was salt pickled cabbage (kyabetsu shio-zuke; キャベツ塩-漬け ). A fond memory of my childhood was this salty crunchy pickle, that he only made occasionally for special occasions.

Karl’s Salt Cabbage with Red Shishito Pepper (Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono)

Karl’s Salt Cabbage with Red Shishito Pepper
Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

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Karl’s Colorful Coleslaw with Lemon Marmalade-Ginger Dressing

I had originally planned on a simple coleslaw with a vinegar based dressing for this Sunday’s dinner. However, the Stone Soup drive made me start adding ingredients—maybe some red cabbage and radishes, maybe some marmalade and ginger. This was a salad to go with my ham steak.

Karl’s Colorful Coleslaw with Lemon Marmalade-Ginger Dressing

Karl’s Colorful Coleslaw with Lemon Marmalade-Ginger Dressing

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Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Pickled Ginger and Japanese Chili, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Japan has many tsukemono, literally “pickled things.” When my father came back from Japan in the Fifties, he introduced my family to Japanese cuisine. One dish that he learned to make was salt pickled cabbage (kyabetsu shio-zuke; キャベツ塩-漬け ).

Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Pickled Ginger and Japanese Chili, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage
with Pickled Ginger and Japanese Chili
Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

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Karl’s Colcannon III

This is more of a California Fusion revamp of the original, rather than a traditional colcannon. Potatoes are the staple of the traditional Irish diet and colcannon was, most likely, mostly potatoes with a little bit of vegetable added in—usually cabbage. Jan is always pushing me to add more high fiber vegetables and to cut back on the simple starches—i.e. potatoes—so mine is now about a 50/50 ratio of potato to veg. I also doubt that chicken broth or garlic were readily available in a humble traditional Irish cottage.

Karl’s Colcannon III

Karl’s Colcannon III

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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 Salt and Pepper Cabbage

One of our favorite dishes from a local Chinese restaurant is Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings. I am sure right now you have a picture of heavily salted wings covered in black pepper in your mind. You would be wrong, the peppers in this dish are Jalapeños.

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Cabbage

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Cabbage

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Karl’s New England Boiled Dinner (a.k.a. Corned Beef and Cabbage)

Chris requested New England Boiled Dinner for his birthday. According to Wikipedia: This is a “traditional New England meal, consisting of corned beef, or a smoked “picnic ham” shoulder, with cabbage and added vegetable items, often including potatorutabaga, parsnipcarrotwhite turnip and onion.” This is one of the original American “one pot meals.”

Karl’s New England Boiled Dinner (a.k.a. Corned Beef and Cabbage)

Karl’s New England Boiled Dinner
a.k.a. Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Japanese Chilies, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Japan has many Tsukemono, literally “pickled things.” When my father came back from Japan in the fifties, he introduced my family to Japanese cuisine. One dish that he learned to make was salt pickled cabbage (kyabetsu shio-zuke; キャベツ塩-漬け ).

Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Japanese Chilies, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Japanese Chilies
Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

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Dad’s Salt Pickled Cabbage, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Japan has many Tsukemono, literally “pickled things.” When my father came back from Japan in the fifties, he introduced my family to Japanese cuisine. One dish that he learned to make was salt pickled cabbage (kyabetsu shio-zuke; キャベツ塩-漬け ).

Dad’s Salt Pickled Cabbage Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Dad’s Salt Pickled Cabbage
Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

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