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.
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Filed under Main Dishes
Karl’s Shrimp Miso Soup II
Whenever I make a Japanese feast I usually include miso soup. The soup broth itself is quick and easy to make, by itself it is simply dashi—a Japanese soup base—with some miso added for flavoring. After that, you may add pretty much anything you have available. Today, I decided on bay scallops, tofu, enoki mushrooms, green onion, and I happened to have some daikon sprouts, because I had also made hamachi shots for this meal.
Filed under Seafood, Side Dishes, Soups
Karl’s Middle Eastern Seafood Chowder
Last week, Jan really liked the za’atar corn I made and as I was thinking about a weekday meal I suggested that I could add that spice blend to my seafood chowder. She said that if I did, I should also used yogurt—instead if cream—in the dish. So I did.
Filed under California Fusion, Main Dishes, Potatoes, Seafood, Shrimp
Karl’s Shrimp and Scallop Udon Soup
The usual quandary of what will I make for dinner tonight? I have been looking at several Japanese cookbooks and I started craving udon soup. Thinking about what ingredients I had in my kitchen, I decided on a seafood udon soup.
Filed under Main Dishes, Seafood, Shrimp
Karl’s Scallop Soup with Bacon
Jan has had oral surgery, so she is still eating only cool blended foods at the moment. By now she is getting tired of smoothies, so I thought I would make her some vichyssoise. This is a fancy name for a potato and leek soup that can be served either hot or cold.
Filed under Main Dishes, Pork, Seafood
Karl’s Scallop Stuffed Mushrooms
For the kid’s party I am also planing making a hot hors d’oeuvre, stuffed mushrooms. The kids really like mushrooms, so I am constantly trying new ways to make them. This is a variation of one that I started making about a year ago. Jan does not like bacon (a childhood trauma), but this is for a crowd. I am going to use the bacon instead of butter. I will also be making a double batch.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegetables
Karl’s Aegean Kakavia (beautiful fish stew) with garlic toast
Karl’s Aegean Kakavia
Adapted from Jamie Does…
Original recipe calls for potatoes, but I replace it with garlic toast (recipe follows).
Original Note: What’s great about this recipe is that you can use whatever fish you like. Sea Bass, Wrasse, Pickerel, Pollock, Bream or Red Mullet all work well. You could even use lobster if you have it and feel like splashing out! Just talk to your fishmonger and get him to recommend a few of his freshest fish. Greek fishermen make this out at sea, using whatever they’ve hauled into their boat that day, and cooking it in seawater. That’s how I learnt to make this. Because their water is ready salted they don’t need any seasoning at all to achieve a perfectly delicious stew. Genius! Try to use a mixture of fish, so you get all sorts of different flavors and colors in this wonderful stew.
Filed under Main Dishes, Seafood, Stews