Stuffing Stuffed Biscuits

This is a great accompaniment to any Thanksgiving turkey you were not able to stuff traditionally, such as the Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast or deep-fried turkey that you landlubbers love. You get all the flavor of stuffing in one little easy-to-eat biscuit. And they are not only easy to eat, but very easy to make.…

Prickly Pear Margaritas

Now doesn’t that just say “yeah…get the blender and some ice baby…it’s time for margaritas!”  No, no it doesn’t.  In fact, it doesn’t say “eat me” or “drink me” in any language.  Other than, perhaps, that of an indigenous peoples with no local watering hole serving gourmet cocktails.  The Native Americans made do, making peace…

Cactus Paddle (Nopales) Salad

This salad turned out tasting as good as it looks, which I will admit surprised me a little bit.  When I suggested including a few Southwest Native American recipes in our Dia de los Muertos menu, I had to admit that “my people” (I’m of Indian heritage) ate a lot of things because … well…

Dia de los Muertos: Chicken Mole Poblano

Hola Piratas!  Welcome to Galley Pirates’ Dia de los Muertos celebration!  Dia de los Muertos — celebrated November first and second in Mexico and other countries or cities with a heavy Latin cultural tradition…in other words, cruising locales — is actually your Galley Pirates’ preferred holiday this time of year.  The tradition honors those who have…

Fruit de Mer with Ginger Cream on Squid Ink Pasta

This is a fusion dish, which I’ll admit is not my comfort zone. I normally don’t like mixing Japanese with Mexican, or Brazilian with Middle Eastern. Just typing all those words together makes me a little unsettled. But true as it is, many great cuisines are, in fact, a mix of cultures. Take for instance my…

Rockfish Bites

  Be wary, it’s Friday the 13th. Hopefully a friendly get-together is in your future. Docktail parties are huge in marinas. “Bring a drink. Bring an appetizer! Bring a seat (of sorts) to the end of E Dock! Sunday night. See you there!” You’ve been there, right? Check out your icebox and what do you find?…

Bacon and Sweet Potato Galette

  This, my fellow pirates, was EASY and DELICIOUS. Wow…this recipe showed up in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks back (don’t judge; pirates need their financial news…) and I thought “huh…that’s one I might try.” They tend to have very complex recipes, or require crazy exotic ingredients that my truffle-oil-soaked co-pirate might have,…

Almond Pear Tart

This is not one of those desserts you whip up for a hungry crew after a hard sail. This is best saved for those special evenings in the marina when you have time on your hands and appreciative guests who love good food and leisurely dining. This is a decadent dessert, but somewhat time consuming.…