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Karl’s Grilled Ponzu Shiitaki Mushrooms

I made a Japanese feast for Sunday’s dinner. Miriam had requested that it be a vegetable forward and a low sugar meal.  Japanese dishes seem to have a lot of added sugar, but I could work with that.

Karl’s Grilled Ponzu Shiitaki Mushrooms

Karl’s Grilled Ponzu Shiitaki Mushrooms

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Karl’s California Fusion Grilled Shiitaki Mushrooms

I had originally planned to make this as a mushroom and green bean dish. I decided to make it as two dishes to please Eilene, who does not like mushrooms. Since I was already grilling my ghost pepper chicken, grilled shiitaki mushrooms was an easy pick.

Karl's California Fusion Grilled Shiitaki Mushrooms

Karl’s California Fusion Grilled Shiitaki Mushrooms

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Japanese Bar Style Shiitaki and Sesame Skewers

Last week, Jan and I went over the hill to Santa Cruz to visit her “new” brother. While we were there, we stopped by a large book store that was going out of business. The cookbook section was fairly picked over, but as I was perusing the fiction section I found a book Izakaya: Japanese Bar food—someone had obviously picked it up and then changed their mind, leaving it “where ever.” Their loss, my gain. This Sunday, I decided to make a Japanese bar style dinner.

Japanese Bar Style Shiitaki and Sesame Skewers

Japanese Bar Style Shiitaki and Sesame Skewers

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Karl’s Tapas: Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Adapted from a Penelope Casas recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. Jan picked this tapas out of one of my cookbooks. Although I did not follow the recipe, it had some techniques for the fillings that I found interesting.

Karl’s Tapas: Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Karl’s Tapas Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Karl’s Tapas
Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones
Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts

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Karl’s Mushroom and Barley Soup

Jan really liked the last mushroom soup I made. She asked for a soup just for the two of us, Eilene—who hates mushrooms—was off on an overnight. Reworking that recipe actually improved it quite a bit.

Karl's Mushroom and Barley Soup

Karl’s Mushroom and Barley Soup

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Karl’s Szechuan Salt & Pepper Scallops with Oyster Mushrooms

I am making Asian pork lettuce cups this week. The filling for lettuce cups is meat heavy with a deeply flavored sauce. I wanted my second dish to be simple and elegant.  Last week, I made Szechuan salt & pepper shrimp and it was so popular Jan wanted something similar this week. Anyone for Szechuan salt & pepper scallops?

Karl’s Szechuan Salt & Pepper Scallops with Oyster Mushrooms

Karl’s Szechuan Salt & Pepper Scallops
with Oyster Mushrooms

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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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Karl’s Miso Soup II

I am made a Japanese meal last Sunday. Chicken teriyaki skewers, rice balls, inari and various pickles. No Japanese meal would be complete without miso soup.

Karl’s Miso Soup II

Karl’s Miso Soup II

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Karl’s Mushroom Parmesan Casserole

I have a problem with casseroles—as a result of having too many as a child. However, Jan really likes them and she has been asking me to make some recently. Jan is hosting this year’s Ladies Christmas Get-together and some of her friends are vegetarian and noodle lovers. I thought that a mushroom and noodle dish would fit the bill.

Karl’s Mushroom Parmesan Casserole

Karl’s Mushroom Parmesan Casserole

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Miriam’s Balsamic Veggies

Our garlic went bad, but this was alright without.

Ingredients

1/4 lbs harricot verts (fancy french green beans)

1 red pepper (sweet italian)

1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup white wine

4 tbs balsamic vinegar

4 tbs olive oil

Directions

  1. Prep veggies
  2. Saute mushrooms on high with olive oil, white wine, and balsamic. Add salt and pepper to taste
  3. As fluids are almost reduced, add peppers and green beans and stir-fry until just cooked
  4. Serve immediately with Stuffed Chicken or other Weeknight Wonders.

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