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Karl’s Seafood Chowder

Eilene’s friends are coming over to watch Game of Thrones. I have some fish that I have to use tonight, so I thought I would do a seafood chowder. Some of her friends can be picky eaters, so I am leaving out the onion I would usually add to tonight’s soup

Karl’s Seafood Chowder

Karl’s Seafood Chowder

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Karl’s Seafood Bisque

Adapted from a Southern Food recipe

Safeway had a sale on frozen crab legs last week and I thought I would make a crab something. Jan was not feeling like crab at the time so I left them frozen.  I remembered that I had them and I thought I would make seafood bisque today.

Karl’s Seafood Bisque

Karl’s Seafood Bisque

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Karl’s Chinese Whole Steamed Fish II

I have made steamed fish before, but this one is for a New Year’s dinner. I will be stuffing this one with “lucky” ingredients. Also, instead of cutting the ginger into match sticks I will be leaving the, as “golden coins,” because that is the way much of Chinese symbolism works; if it looks like the thing, it is the thing.

Karl’s Chinese Whole Steamed Fish II

Karl’s Chinese Whole Steamed Fish II

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Karl’s Orange Glazed Salmon

I suggested salmon for Eilene’s and my dinner tonight. Eilene’s response was, “Salmon, salmon, salmon!” Jan, sadly, is still eating blended foods, so she having the left over scallop soup from two nights ago. I am also making mashed yams and Carolina coleslaw to go with tonight’s fish.

Karl’s Orange Glazed Salmon

Karl’s Orange Glazed Salmon

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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.

Karl’s Scallop Soup with Bacon

Karl’s Scallop Soup with Bacon

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Karl’s Cioppino

Last week Jan asked for bouillabaisse for her birthday dinner. As I was looking up recipes, I realized that she was using this term in the sloppy American way we do as a generic word for fish stew. Bouillabaisse is a Provençal fish stew from Marseille that is made with specific fish, cooked in a specific order and served with a rouille, a mayonnaise sauce that Jan would not touch. What Jan was really asking for was cioppino.

Karl’s Cioppino

Karl’s Cioppino

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Karl’s Seafood Corn Chowder 2

Jan’s brother is still visiting and Jan wanted Crawdaddy Corn Chowder. On Sunday the Crawdaddy restaurant does not open until noon. This would push lunch to 2 PM, the time they should start thinking about makeing the drive back to Fresno. I talked her into a variation that does not require a restaurant purchased starter.

Karl’s Seafood Corn Chowder 2

Karl’s Seafood Corn Chowder 2

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Karl’s Cajun Jambalaya

In the 1970’s I was working for a diving company based in Belle Chasse, LA. I have been thinking about that time lately (it probably has something to do with Lent and Mardi Gras). I can’t think about N’Orl’ns (one word) without thinking about the food. For two years I lived off of Muffulettas, Shrimp Etouffee, boiled crawfish, and Jambalaya.  I have had a sudden desire for the flavor. Louisiana food generally falls into two main cuisines Creole and Cajun, which roughly corresponds to city and country. 

Karl's Cajun Jambalaya

Karl’s Cajun Jambalaya

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