Ham Shank Soup (party size) courtesy  of our own promotional director's dad's one-time family restaurant, Papa George's.  Try this for a get-together with friends or downsize for lesser gatherings.
Chop leeks and potatoes. Roast garlic with olive oil. Cover with aluminum foil in 375 degree oven for 1 hour 20 minutes. When cool, squeeze garlic. Boil the garlic peels in water with 2 oz. chicken base, strain all and keep broth. Add water, chopped leeks, potatoes and the rest of the ingredients including the ham shank. Simmer at least one hour. Make puree of garlic. Make roux with butter and flour. Add to soup and continue to simmer. Add corn starch with mixer and half gallon of cream.

Downsize ingredients for smaller meal versions.

1 lb. butter
4 tbs. olive oil
corn starch
one half gallon cream
tsp. salt

8 lbs. fresh garlic
6 gallons water
1tbs. Dijon mustard
2 qts. half and half
1 half gallon heavy cream
16 oz. chicken base
8 baked potatoes
1 smoked ham shank
6 large leeks


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Fans of horror/fantasy fiction have to eat, too, and here is a collection of delectable dishes direct from Nicholas' kitchen and beyond, hand-picked for you to use and enjoy.  Recipes here will change periodically as we accumulate and compile more, so as with the rest of the Diverse Compendium keep checking back for something new!  BON APPÉTIT!

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Ham Shank Soup

Linguini with Hot & Spicy Sausage Sauce

Tofu, Green Chili & Cheese Enchiladas

Egg Foo Young, Japanese Style

2 teaspoons olive oil
8 ounces hot Italian sausage links, casings removed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small green or red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 can (14.5-oz.) pasta-ready chunky tomatoes
1 package (9 oz.)  Linguine
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 HEAT oil in large skillet. Add sausage; cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Drain.
ADD bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to low. Stir in tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended.
PREPARE pasta according to package directions. Top with sauce; sprinkle with cheese.
PREPARE as above; do not prepare pasta. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
HEAT in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
PREPARE pasta according to package directions. Top with sauce; sprinkle with cheese.

Linguini with Hot & Spicy Sausage Sauce
1 package (12-oz.) extra-firm tofu, cut into small pieces
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1 (16-oz) jar salsa (red, medium or mild), divided
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 can (4-oz.)  Diced Green Chiles
3/4 cup sliced ripe olives, divided
5 tablespoons chopped cilantro, divided
8 (8-in.) soft taco-size flour tortillas
2 cans (10-oz.) red Enchilada Sauce
Tofu, Green Chili & Cheese Enchiladas don't like tofu? Substitute with your favorite meat!
PREHEAT oven to 425° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
COMBINE tofu, corn, 1 cup salsa, 3/4 cup cheese, chiles, 1/2 cup olives and 4 tablespoons cilantro in large bowl. Spoon mixture evenly onto each tortilla; roll up tightly. Place into prepared baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over enchiladas; sprinkle with remaining cheese, olives and cilantro.
BAKE for 20 to 22 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with remaining salsa
In a bowl, mix eggs, crab, chopped mushrooms, sugar, bamboo shoots, chopped green onion, rice wine, and salt; mix well. In a wok, heat oil. When hot, spoon egg mixture and stir slowly. Form into a round shape, continue until all mixture is gone. In a small saucepan, combine chicken broth, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, and cornstarch. Mix well and simmer over low heat until thick. Serve over the egg foo young.
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
Egg Foo Young, Japanese Style
3 eggs
1/4 cup crab
1/4 cup mushroom, chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup bamboo shoots
1 green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon rice wine
1 teaspoon salt 

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