Cinco de Mayo Enchilada Baskets

Feliz Cinco de Mayo from your Galley Pirates!! Get ready for tomorrow. This holiday only falls on a Saturday once in a while (six years to be exact I think, if I did the math right) so make the best of it! Start early and party like it’s the weekend. Because it is!

Fig-Glazed Turkey Breast With Tuscan Beans

Okay so this might not look like much, but man was it delicious, easy, affordable, versatile, etc.  The turkey is miraculously moist, the white beans are swimming in a fruity, herby, poultry-drippings-rich sauce that just begs for a good hunk of bread, and the whole thing was made in less than an hour and then…

Coconut Rice with Fried Plantains and Shrimp

Happy Friday the 13th, a notoriously unlucky day. I’m hoping it’s not so bad for all us Galley Pirates out there as we prepare to make great meals in our little galleys. Hopefully your day will be no worse than mine was a while back, trying to find the right ingredients to make Coconut Rice.…

Shrimp Lardon on Fettuccini

Lardons, French salt pork similar to bacon or pancetta, are used as a seasoning for braised meat and all sorts of other things. Today, headed southwest underway to the coast of Columbia, we used them to season shrimp and vegetables, loading up a nice bed of vegetable fettuccini.

Coconut Grapefruit Mahi

The Mahi we caught on our westward sail through the Caribbean was the gift that kept on giving. The fish was the perfect size for 2 full meals plus ample leftover fish for tacos and such. We were under way today with about 24 hours to reach historic Santa Marta, Columbia, on a beautiful broad…

Fresh Lobsters, Two Ways

Cruisers rave about the San Blas Islands. And I get it. Totally. These are remote islands off the Atlantic coast of Panama inhabited by a few local Kuna Indians. The islands are tiny, with canopies of coconut palms shading the scattered make-shift dwellings of the locals.

Mahi Sashimi

Day four of our off-shore excursion from St. Lucia to the Galápagos….we caught a fish. Gary set out lines and caught the quintessential Mahi; the exact picture you see in every Caribbean tourist guide. Not only did it give us three dinners but it gave him an important contribution to the ARC’s twice-daily check-in: the…

Green Figs & Salt Fish

LIVE from St. Lucia… (not really….posting this via dodgy internet access in Santa Marta, Columbia) I’m sure most of you cruisers live by the adage “When in Rome….”. Yes, buy local food, stick with the local recipes, and live the culture of your surroundings. With this dish, we assimilated into the local St. Lucian lifestyle…

Cajun Singapore Noodles

So by now you all know Pirate Caroline is spending the first two months of her 2018 lounging about a luxury yacht on the passage of a lifetime.  I, on the other hand, have two months full of business travel (and alas, I am not a professional sailor).  That said, some of my destinations have…