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Karl’s Vichyscalops

Vichyssoise is a fancy name for a potato and leek soup that can be served either hot or cold. In my opinion it is not a meal in itself. I first started by adding seafood to the mix, but this time I decided to add some vitamin packed leafy greens to the pale green vegetables that were already in the dish.

Karl’s Vichyscalops

Karl’s Vichyscalops

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Karl’s Cinnamon Chocolate Rice Pudding

I made an enchilada casserole for dinner and I wanted an dessert to go with it. Wife Jan loves rice pudding. Chocolate and cinnamon are classic ingredients of Mexican cuisine. I had wanted to add chilies, but the wife nixed that as too spicy.

Karl’s Cinnamon Chocolate Rice Pudding

Karl’s Cinnamon Chocolate Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

One of my wife’s go to asks for dinners is tacos, but I get tired of these—no matter how good.  As an alternative, we finally agreed on enchiladas. One problem that I have always had was that even though the enchiladas looked good in the pan, they tended to fall to pieces as you try to transfer them to a plate. There had to be a better way.

Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

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Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

I had made some Sichuan cold noodle salad for one of wife Jan’s potlucks. we had some leftover so I thought I would make something to go with it to make a dinner. Broiled salmon came to mind. I have found that my marmalades make a very good glaze for salmon. This time, I decided that I would mix in some soy sauce to make it a lemony teriyaki glaze.

Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

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Karl’s Micro Lemon Ginger Marmalade

Every Christmas for more than the last decade I have made marmalade as a giveaway. a few years ago I started making special batches of intense jams that contained only the zest and juice of the oranges. This Christmas I managed to give away all of my orange marmalade with more people needing gifts. I decided to make a small batch of lemon marmalade to fill the gap. For some of my marmalades, I thought to add ginger to the oranges. This turned out to be quite popular. While I have made plain lemon marmalade, this time I decided to add ginger to the lemons.

Karl’s Micro Lemon Ginger Marmalade

Karl’s Micro Lemon Ginger Marmalade

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Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

Jan just had another two temporary crowns put in and is eating soft food. The last time she had a crown put in I made her Shepherd’s Minced Pie. One of Jan’s friends gave us 10 pounds of elk that I need to use up, a shepherd’s pie seems a good choice for dinner.

 

Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

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Karl’s Curried Deviled Eggs with Capers

I just learned a new hack for easily peeling hard boiled eggs. Since I was making a dinner for wife Jan’s Burner friends, I decided that deviled eggs would be a good appetizer. It took me 2 minutes to peel six eggs perfectly.

Karl’s Curried Deviled Eggs with Capers

Karl’s Curried Deviled Eggs with Capers

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Karl’s Caldeirada Portuguese Fish Stew

Wife Jan is having her Burner friends over and asked me to cook for them—this seemed a very popular idea with her friends. Thinking about what to make I settled on a Caldeirada—Portuguese fish stew. Like many fishermen’s stews there is not set ingredients list—“what did we catch today? Throw it in.” What makes this dish Portuguese is the addition of Portuguese ingredients, chouriço, Portuguese dry white wine, and pimentón red pepper.

Karl’s Caldeirada Portuguese Fish Stew

Karl’s Caldeirada
Portuguese Fish Stew

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Karl’s Patatas Bravas II

I am making CaldeiradaPortuguese fish stew—for wife Jan’s Burner friends. This soup sometimes contains potatoes, but I decided to make a second dish Patatas bravas—roasted potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce—with the potatoes. A pickled cucumber and tomato salad and bread from a Portuguese bakery round out the meal.

Karl’s Patatas Bravas II

Karl’s Patatas Bravas II

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Karl’s Portuguese Flavored Cucumber Pickle Salad

Portuguese salad is a fairly standard Mediterranean salad of bell pepper, cucumber, onions, and tomatoes with a red wine vinaigrette. I had several days to plan this meal, so I thought I would pickle the cucumbers—taking a page from Japanese cuisine. While I am calling these pickles Portuguese, they are more “Portuguese flavored,” as I am using common Portuguese seasonings.

Karl’s Portuguese Flavored Cucumber Pickle Salad

Karl’s Portuguese Flavored Cucumber Pickle Salad

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