Cauliflower au Gratin

This is one of my favorite side dishes, based on Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris recipe. I like to think it has a little more nutrition and fewer calories than Potatoes au Gratin, but with all the cream and cheese, don’t get fooled into thinking it’s diet food. It’s from South of France, not South…

Quickie Quiche

Ready, set, …GO! We’re going to make this quiche as fast as you would round the first mark of the Wednesday Night Races! A quiche SO EASY you can add pretty much anything you have in your icebox. (although I wouldn’t recommend…say…chocolate…) Just have some eggs, onions, cream and cheese on hand and the rest…

Carrot Cake Mini-Bundts

Mmmmmm…moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting in a conveniently single-serving-sized (though the equivalent of three regular cupcakes) mini-bundt!  I made these for Easter, and particularly to share with marina neighbors — hence the perhaps excessive carrot-themed presentation.  But these would be delicious any time.  Throw some toasted coconut on top of the frosting instead…

Pork Pozole

Since we Galley Pirates seem to have a Latin American theme going here, let me throw in my favorite pozole recipe, that spicy Mexican soup that’s packed with a variety of Latin flavors. There are no two pozole recipes alike, but the one ingredient all pozole includes is hominy…peeled, puffed corn. It’s a great sailboat…

Chimichurri Steak Tacos

Galley Pirates Truth Bomb* : we do not make a completely new and different meal every day of our lives.  When you are not looking, we — like other mere maritime mortals — repeat our favorites and go-to’s (go’s-to?) and standbys over and over again.  We do endeavor not to tire you all with repetition,…

Cinco de Mayo Enchilada Baskets

Feliz Cinco de Mayo from your Galley Pirates!! Get ready for tomorrow. This holiday only falls on a Saturday once in a while (six years to be exact I think, if I did the math right) so make the best of it! Start early and party like it’s the weekend. Because it is!

Fig-Glazed Turkey Breast With Tuscan Beans

Okay so this might not look like much, but man was it delicious, easy, affordable, versatile, etc.  The turkey is miraculously moist, the white beans are swimming in a fruity, herby, poultry-drippings-rich sauce that just begs for a good hunk of bread, and the whole thing was made in less than an hour and then…

Prosciutto & Fig Sandwiches

Is a sandwich really worthy of a food blog post? Sailors can put any imaginary edibles between two slices of bread, right?. But when the sandwich includes a “salad” of arugula, Pecorino cheese and truffle oil; all topped onto a pile of Italian meats with fig jam and…you know where I’m going with this…post-worthy. Serve…

Coconut Rice with Fried Plantains and Shrimp

Happy Friday the 13th, a notoriously unlucky day. I’m hoping it’s not so bad for all us Galley Pirates out there as we prepare to make great meals in our little galleys. Hopefully your day will be no worse than mine was a while back, trying to find the right ingredients to make Coconut Rice.…

Asparagus Soup With Lemon and Dill (Asparagolemono)

Spring has very much sprung here in the South — beautiful weather with just enough warmth, no humidity, and some great winds!  That means two things: get the diver out to scrub our bottom (go ahead…indulge your inner 12-year-old boy and giggle…), and asparagus season.  This soup is from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and is…