Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead)

Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again when Galley Pirates celebrates Día de Muertos, the Mexican holiday that honors the dead from Oct. 31–Nov. 2. Last year we brought you Chicken Mole, hauntingly spicy enough to raise the dead as they’re begging for beer. This year is the traditional Pan de Muerto or Bread of the Dead.…

Bowline Pretzels with Pirate Mustard Sauce

Yes, all you Galley Pirates out there know how to tie a bowline, right? It’s just part of being a sailor. But how many times have you had to tie a BOWLINE…NOW…when you have a complete brain freeze and start rehearsing “…rabbit through the hole? around the tree? up the hole? or is it a…

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.…

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…

India Night II – Fresh Naan with Raita

Continuing on with our India Night recipes we’re going to walk you through making fresh Naan, then on to Raita. Naan takes some skill and some time, so be patient.* Fortunately, Jamie, the baker of tonight’s two chefs, has what it takes. (He used to teach midshipmen how to sail. No need to elaborate on his patience and…

Super Easy Beer Bread

So I was troubled as I sat down to type up this post…this bread is so BLAH looking, the ingredients are beige, you add beige beer, the batter is beige, it bakes up into a couple beige loaves that you slice and smear with something blandly colored like cream cheese, butter, molasses…beige.  Then I realized…you…

Melanie’s Irish Soda Bread

One of the highlights of working at Chesapeake Bay Magazine years ago, was Melanie’s wonderful daily treats during the production of the Boat Show issue. She was kind enough to share this great Sweet Irish Soda Bread recipe with Galley Pirates, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Her’s was the first I’d ever tasted.…

Jalapeño Cornbread

Anything shaped like a fish has its place on a boat. Right? But perch-shaped cast iron muffin pans apparently are a stretch…according to my Skipper anyway. They fall into the same category as a 3 lb conch horn and 15 lbs of porcelain dinnerware…arguably useless, and unquestionably heavy. All dragging down Night Town‘s performance. HA!…

Banana Bread with Ginger

It’s one of those rainy days where you’re cozed up in the cabin, in need of comfort food and a good book. And there happen to be four over-ripe bananas hanging in your galley. Stop. WAIT!! Did you say bananas?? Are you crazy? Every sailor knows that bananas on board a vessel are bad news;…