Dead Man’s Greens

This recipe popped up in the paper a few months back as “Kilt Greens” and I thought “well okay, let’s see how the Scots do their veggies.”  Turns out, it’s not Scottish — but quintessentially American, from Appalachia.  I asked my North Carolina native neighbor and she said her mom served them all the time…

Clove Hitch Pizza Bites

It’s been a while since we practiced our knot tying. The last time Galley Pirates had a knot tying exercise was Bowline Pretzels. Well, we won’t stop there. One of my favorites knots that is oh-so-easy and oh-so-easy-to-forget is the clove hitch, another “Quick! Tie a line around that piling!” knot. It’s only two loops…

Chicken Jalapeno Soup

Welcome to National Soup Month!  In the annals of made-up, commercially-exploitable holidays, this one’s pretty obvious.  It’s cold, you’re plum tuckered out with the challenge of packing a single buffet plate from a choice of twenty holiday dishes on offer, and maybe you’ve got a resolution to eat in a mildly more healthful manner.  Something…

Pheasant Under Isinglass

I’ve always wanted to make Pheasant Under Glass…it sounds so incredibly elegant. But sailors don’t come across this grasslands delicacy very often. We’re mostly handed duck and goose and such. So when my future son-in-law greeted me with a hug and a vacuum sealed frozen package of meticulously cleaned pheasant I couldn’t have been more…

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…