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…

Apple Cheese Turnover … underway at 8 kts

Regular followers will know that Pirate Kristin has been whining prodigiously for some time about the TRULY unprecedented cold plaguing the Gulf Coast this winter — which is only exacerbated by Pirate Caroline traipsing around in Caribbean climes.  Well…today, after a ridiculous several-days’ freeze, the bayou dwellers awoke to high-60s, sun, and a brisk 15-18kt…

Sweet Potato, Poblano and Chorizo Hash With Eggs

Happy day-after Thanksgiving!  A day when your faithful Galley Pirates seek to help you solve your various leftover challenges.  We’ve had the ultimate post-Thanksgiving Day turkey sandwich, turkey tetrazzini, a lovely turkey quiche, even a Manchego turkey pizza. This year we confront the fact that Captains cannot resist a bargain, so if you send them…

Green Eggs and Ham

  I am Sam. Sam I am. Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? So these eggs aren’t really green. But they are poached to perfection and smothered in a green tomatillo sauce that is infused with roasted anchos, jalapeños and garlic. Hunkered down at the dock on Mothers Day, I had time on my hands…

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

  Quickest but most satisfying and hearty breakfast ever, particularly if you go with bake-and-serve biscuits.  I’ll post a good homemade biscuit recipe later (my mother’s Angel Biscuits), but wanting to get off the dock and into the wind quickly this morning, short-order food that sticks to the ribs was the plan.  Where I come…

Blackberry Almond Pancakes with Almond Butter Creme

This is a Galley Pirates exclusive that you’ll soon see on restaurant menus around the world. Yeah. Well, ok…maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. But this Almond Butter Creme Syrup is so decadent my skipper spewed out a stream of sailor words upon first bite. I always take that as a compliment. And the recipe is so quick,…

Soft Shelled Crab Benediction

This seasonal Chesapeake breakfast is a trifecta of not-so-easy culinary skills: perfectly poached eggs, sautéd soft shelled crabs and a hollandaise sauce. We were under way today with six people on board, including a film director who planned a 360º panorama VR filming of the event. It was 99º on the bay, 56% humidity, winds 0-5.…

Asparagus Omelette with Jarlsberg Cheese Sauce

The sun finally came through today, just in time for USNA Commissioning Week! It’s Annapolis’ rite of spring so what better way to celebrate than to prepare a dish with a local spring favorite…asparagus. The Chesapeake Bay area, with it’s loamy and sandy soil, produces some superb asparagus. I’m running late this morning, so this “breakfast” actually turned into…

Buccaneer’s Bacon Jam

  Bacon jam…two wonderful words, brought together.  When I mentioned this to my brother the first time, he said “what is THAT, and why haven’t I been embalmed in it?!?”  Essentially bacon and sweet onions caramelized together, this is a glorious condiment with cheese and crackers, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich, perhaps with…

Caramelized Apples

I’ve never met a cruiser who doesn’t count apples as a primary food group.  Thrown in a produce hammock they last endlessly, fending off scurvy just as well as they did rumbling around in barrels on galleons.  I have recipes in every category using apples — breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, main, side, dessert…even mocktail.  For…