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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 Grape and Mango Fruit Salad

I bought a mango several days ago and it was in danger of becoming over ripe. When I mentioned that I was thinking about making a fruit salad to go with my chicken dinner the response was quite positive. Gathering what fruit I had produced this salad.

Karl’s Grape and Mango Fruit Salad

Karl’s Grape and Mango Fruit Salad

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Karl’s Jamaican Chicken Salad

I made Jamaican Jerk Chicken on Sunday and I have half a breast leftover. Checking out the Jamaican cook book, that Jan brought me back from England, I saw that it had a recipe for Caribbean coleslaw. If I put the chicken together with the coleslaw I could come up with the Jamaican equivalent of a Chinese Chicken salad. Of course, I view a cookbook recipe as a source of ideas and insparation, not a list of ingredients, so my salad is only a nod at the original recipe.

Karl’s Jamaican Chicken Salad

Karl’s Jamaican Chicken Salad

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Karl’s Jamaican Lime Potatoes with Green Mango

I am making barbequed Jamaican chicken this weekend and, with fewer restrictions to my cooking than normal, I can pack my dishes with fruit. Parboiling is a way to speed up the cooking process. Warm half-cooked potatoes absorb more of the marinade and roast in less time. Potatoes burnt on the outside and raw on the inside is not the dining experience that you are looking for.

Note: Unless that is how your mother made them. I had a friend in college and his mother cooked just that way. Of course, he also thought that a frozen submarine sandwich was haute cuisine.

Karl’s Jamaican Lime Potatoes with Green Mango

Karl’s Jamaican Lime Potatoes with Green Mango

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Karl’s Caribbean Shrimp, Avocado and Mango Salad

Adapted from a Caribbean Pot recipe

I wanted a cooling salad to go with my spicy jerked chicken and this one sounded like a good one.   The mango does not fit into the Ketogenic diet, but Chris can give Myr his mango if he wishes, the rest should be OK for him. I replaced the original grapefruit with orange, because it is less sour and I prefer it.

Karl’s Caribbean Shrimp, Avocado and Mango Salad

Karl’s Caribbean Shrimp, Avocado and Mango Salad

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Karl’s Chicken Cacao with Peanuts and Mango

The [trademarked chocolate and peanut butter confection]  Challenge. For the last few weeks I have been constrained by trying to make things suit a particular cuisine. With just an ingredient challenge I am free to go whole “California Fusion.” To mix and match flavors and techniques with only one constraint–it should all taste good when I’m done.

Karl’s Chicken Cacao with Peanuts and Mango

Karl’s Chicken Cacao with Peanuts and Mango

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