Heavenly Grilled Pizza

Today we Galley Pirates are welcoming guest pirate Ann as she walks us through her Italian family’s homemade pizza recipe. On a grill! On a boat! Aaargh! Heavenly Grilled Pizza – so named for two reasons. I first created this pizza recipe on a Mission Trip to Ulaanbaatar Mongolia two years ago when my hosts…

Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Ahoy hungry scallywags!  If ye all have been following Galley Pirates since its start years ago, you might recognize a few posts recently, as we return to some of our greatest hits, prepared under different circumstances.  In this case, these over-the-top delicious burgers were prepared from the Upward Wing galley, in mass one Fourth of…

Soft Shelled Crab Sandwiches

I had been working myself up for this weekend since December. I found out my long lost second cousin Mark was coming to Annapolis with his lovely lady, Melanie….to visit ME! I was so excited…I hadn’t seen Mark in 40 years! Yup! (Don’t do the math please.) They were coming from north of Sacramento and,…

Hot Mushroom & Swiss Sandwiches

When you can’t afford truffles…and you really wouldn’t know where to find them even if you could…you can still get that distinctive truffle flavor with a little galley magic: truffle oil and truffle salt. Check out this ultra rich, meat-free sandwich that even those who shy away from mushrooms will devour. At least most of…

Seared Scallops with Herbed Linguini

A perfectly seared scallop has always been a challenge for me. You too? No matter how much I think the scallops are completely dry (that’s the key to searing almost anything) they still end up being “sautéd” and not seared. Well I think I’m finally getting this down and thought I’d share my success story…

Scones with Blueberries and Preserved Lemon

So what is a pirate to do when they wake up craving scones but the New Orleans weather is more Panama Canal than English Chanel?  Turn up the galley fan to combat the 400-degree oven, load them with fruit and serve them cold with a salad.  A pirate shan’t be denied her baked goods.  I…

The Night Town Cocktail

Skipper Doug here, filling in for the Galley Pirates…. On SV Night Town, our drinking tastes usually run to the quick and simple: a good craft beer, a glass of wine or a strong Dark and Stormy. But last summer, my Galley Pirate asked me to concoct a signature drink for the boat. I maintain…

Calamari (Kalamarakia Tiganita)

Headed south from Baltimore, it was a beautiful, but unfortunately, no-breeze kind of a day. Engine on, the waters were mostly calm except for the hold-on-to-your-beer power boat wakes that knock you everywhere. We were still loving Mediterranean food, dining the evening before in Little Italy. Fresh pasta, mussels, Pino Grigio…the works. Everything but Calamari.…

Maryland Crab Soup

This is a classic Chesapeake Bay soup that is healthy, hardy and so easy to make. It’s basically beef vegetable soup typically using canned or frozen vegetables; perfect for sailors. In fact I’ll bet every restaurant that serves this uses canned vegetables. Then you throw in some lump crab meat and there you have it,…

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

So if you had grilled chicken with homemade BBQ sauce and maque choux sometime in the past few nights, you are IN LUCK.  This is a take on one of my favorite salads from the late California Pizza Kitchen chain, and it uses up pretty much all the leftovers from that dinner — plus a…