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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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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.

Karl’s Shrimp and Scallop Udon Soup

Karl’s Shrimp and Scallop Udon Soup

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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 Japanese Bar Style Sunday Dinner

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.

Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Sunday Dinner

Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Sunday Dinner

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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 Five Mushroom Soup

I have been craving oxtails recently. You may wonder what does “oxtail” have to do with “mushroom” soup. It all comes down to my wife’s, Jan’s, gallbladder—or rather the lack of the same.

Karl’s Five Mushroom Soup

Karl’s Five Mushroom Soup

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Karl’s Asian Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Adapted from an Americas Test Kitchen recipe

I am incapable of following a recipe, even my own. I know that the chefs at ATK have spent days perfecting their recipe, but I have to make changes. I cannot help myself—I watch cooking shows more for tips and techniques, rather than instructions.

Karl’s Asian Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Karl’s Asian Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

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Karl’s Fried Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

I am making chicken teriyaki, fresh tofu, and pickles for Sunday night. To make the fresh tofu look pretty I had trimmed the slumping sides off. This left me with five thin slabs of tofu. I decided that I wanted to make a Shiitake mushroom dish with them.

Karl’s Fried Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

Karl’s Fried Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

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