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…

Satsuma Glazed Game Hens

Merry Southern Christmas, from your Gulf Coast Galley Pirate!  As mentioned a couple of weeks back, Christmas (dinner, at least) came early on Upward Wing to keep the calendar balanced.  That left the holiday provisioner with the challenge of 70 degree weather, calling for a lighter take on the requisite holiday overdoing-it.  And so, a…

Chiles en Nogada

Feliz Navidad?  I admit, I’ve had a poblano binge underway.  But I think the driving force behind my craving this week for Chiles en Nogada — a Mexican ceremonial dish created to mirror the colors of the Mexican flag — was the fact that (1) I categorically ban any Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving, but (2)…

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…