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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 Kūbide Meatballs in Sesame Sauce

I am making a festival meal for one of Jan’s Chinese students. I wanted to make as many dishes as possible to show respect. Last week, I had made kūbide for one of our meals*, but I had some meat mix left over. I decided to serve meatballs an hor d’oeuvre.

Karl’s Kūbide Meatballs in Sesame Sauce

Karl’s Kūbide Meatballs in Sesame Sauce

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Karl’s Curried Deviled Eggs with Chives

Timing is always a challenge when making a large meal, so an appetizer or three is always a good idea to keep the hordes at bay. I had boiled some eggs for Jan’s Ethno Breakfast and I had a few left over. I am making a festival meal for one of one of Jan’s Chinese students, so I thought I would do a variation of the deviled eggs I made for her event. For Chinese guests, the more dishes you serve the higher respect you are showing.

Karl’s Curried Deviled Eggs with Chives

Karl’s Curried Deviled Eggs with Chives

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Karl’s Shrimp and Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms II

Timing is always a challenge when making a large meal, so an appetizer or three is always a good idea to keep the hordes at bay. I made these for Thanksgiving and everyone—except Eilene—loved them. I am making a festival meal for one of one of Jan’s Chinese students, so I thought I would make a variation of them for my guests.

Karl’s Shrimp and Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms II

Karl’s Shrimp and Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms II

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Jan’s Challahpeños

Jan and I were discussing what to have with the challah I was making. Jan wanted me to make super-mini challah in the mini-muffin pan. Jan piped up with you could put jalapeños in it and they would be  challahpeños! How far will this family go for a good pun? Apparently quite far.

Jan’s Challahpeños

Jan’s Challahpeños

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Karl’s Szechuan Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

A salad, which was my original plan, did not quite an appropriate side dish to such an Asian meal. Eilene had planned to go to a party. I decided on a mushroom dish, which she would never eat.

Karl’s Mushrooms Stuffed with Szechuan Shrimp

Karl’s Mushrooms Stuffed
with Szechuan Shrimp

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Karl’s Apple Ham Hor d’Oeuvres Spread

I went to Safeway’s today and they had half hams for 49 cents a pound. For that price I could not pass one up. I like to cut these up into one inch streaks and freeze them for future meals. Tonight, I was already planning to make a sweet potato soup for Jan, but I knew that Eilene would like a bite of ham. She has been feeling a bit protein starved lately. I saved a couple of small ham steaks for our dinner.

Karl's Apple Ham Spread

Karl’s Apple Ham Spread

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