Italian Meatball Sliders

It’s that time of year when everyone’s clamoring for football food—something to bring to the clubhouse; hardy finger food that washes down well with beer. These sliders aren’t your typical mini-sandwiches. These are created by cutting a hole out of the bun and plopping a golfball-sized meatball in the middle. So easy to make, these…

Lucky Black-Eyed Peas

Bonne Année, mes Cheres!  In New Orleans — and, I’m told, much of the South — we eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for luck in the coming year. This purportedly dates to the end of the Civil War, when Confederate soldiers and those remaining Southern citizens had little to eat, and felt pretty…

Shortbread Christmas Cookies

  Happy High-Seas Holidays from your Galley Pirates!  Caroline and Kristin got in the holiday spirit this weekend by baking the obligatory Christmas cut-out cookies.  But do we do ANYTHING the obligatory way?  ARRRRR, no!  So nautical cookie cutters it was, and Captain Peter’s grandmother’s Dutch butter cookie recipe.

Chateaubriand

Chateaubriand. A quintessential, elegant holiday meal. One you wouldn’t necessarily think to make on a sailboat. Tonight was a special night though…the Eastport Yacht Club Parade of Lights. Our chef-guests Alyson and Jamie were bringing Focaccia Farcita, Brie and Cranberry Jalapeño Spread en Croute and Cranberry Wensleydale en croute…topped with a pastry mermaid and a galley pirate sword!…

Christmas Biscotti

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Time to deck the decks, set holly in your drip rails, a tree in your cockpit and lights up your mast. Annapolis Parade of Lights will get under way on Saturday so this Galley Pirate needs to get cooking! We’ll be sharing some holiday treats in the…

Blueline Tilefish with Tarragon Beurre Blanc

This is Lenny Rudow, editor of Spinsheet Publishing’s Rudow’s FishTalk with his beautiful Blueline Tilefish that he caught 50 miles off Ocean City, Maryland in 300+ feet of water. He’s a cute little bugger, isn’t he? (Ladies…I was talking about the fish…) with a clean shine and a comedic face. Totally unlike the face-only-a-mother-could-love Snakehead…

Fig, Sage & Brie Pinwheels

With Thanksgiving over, all the holiday parties are in full swing from now until January. And you’ve no doubt been invited to a few and asked to bring an appetizer. This is an easy to make crowd pleaser that can be assembled in a few minutes, given you have the right ingredients. My galley chef friend,…

Roast Duck with Spiced Orange Bourbon Glaze

We thought you pirates out there might be tired of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey by now. I know co-pirate Kristin and I are. And knowing many of you are seafaring creatures, we thought waterfowl might be a nice alternative this Thanksgiving. So I went on a hunt for a duck….recipe, that is… and found this…

Maryland Breakfast Arepas

I know we’re all prepping for the holidays but I just can’t help getting one more Arepa recipe in! Rewind to January, Santa Marta, Columbia, with the 2018 World ARC…my Arepa inauguration. Breakfasts onboard have never been the same since. I’ve created other breakfast arepas on Galley Pirates, but this Maryland-influenced Arepa is by far my…

Banh Mi Burritos

Do you ever have those gastronomical descision-making crises where every single ethnic food category seems like exactly what you’re craving?  Do I want Thai or Middle Eastern or Vietnamese or Mexican?  And then do you ever want said cravings to be available almost instantaneously?  And then … do you realize you’re on a boat somewhere…