Monthly Archives: October 2013

Get on the case with So Sue Me Sushi!

SoSueMeOkay, you’ve just about had it.  One more person threatening to sue and you’ll explode.  Have you ever had one of those days when, after being threatened over and over again with being sued, you just wanted to shout, “So Sue Me!”?

Well, then this is a meal you will love.  With every bite of our So Sue Me Sushi, you will forget all about those threats and reach a level of culinary nirvana that not even Buddha himself could have imagined.


So_Sue_Me_Sushi_nori_sheets1 cup sushi rice
8 nori seaweed sheets
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup imitation crabmeat, finely chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut long and thin (like toothpicks)
1 avocado, peeled, thinly sliced lengthwise



Lay the nori sheets out on a flat rolling surface. Spread the sushi rice evenly over the sheets and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the surface.  Place the crabmeat and mayonnaise in a small bowl and mix until it is well combined.  Spread the mixture evenly down the center of each nori roll, and top with avocado and cucumber slices. Roll the sushi into a log. Slice the log into 3/4 inch pieces and serve the meal as soon as possible.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt


Are Claimant Crab Cakes on your menu for the weekend?

Most of the time your claimant customers are honest, well behaved, and appreciative folks who understand how hard you work for them.  They often send you flowers, gifts, and thank you notes.  Sometimes they write in to the president of your company to insist that you are promptly promoted, and even offer to share a portion of their settlement to get you a raise.  That’s common.

Claimant_Crab_CakesBut every once in a while, you run across that claimant who seems to see fault in everything you do, and doesn’t mind telling you, your boss, the agent, the DOI, the local newspaper, their pastor, their pastor’s wife and her weird cousin (and his dog), and even the vet who gave that dog a flea bath, all about it.

Yes, the crabby claimant is a rarity, but you must do your best to still help.  So how do you manage to forget about the never-ending barrage of complaints by this crabby claimant?  Easy, go home and whip up a batch of Claimant Crab Cakes.

1 pound lump crabmeatClaimant_Crab_Cakes_crab

1/3 cup crushed crackers

3 green onions

1/2 cup bell pepper

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 egg

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

Dash red pepper


1/2 cup peanut oil


Finely chop the green onions and bell pepper or put them in a food processor.  In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients, except for the flour and peanut oil. Shape the mixture into patties and dust them with flour.  Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

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