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…

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…

Orzo With Peas and Shrimp

Boy, I really need to come up with a zippier title for this post before it goes out…note to self.  Because honestly, this is an absolute STAPLE dish.  When it is TOO hot in the galley to spend more time than you have to, nothing truly exciting on offer as far as ingredients, and —…

Seared Scallops with Herbed Linguini

A perfectly seared scallop has always been a challenge for me. You too? No matter how much I think the scallops are completely dry (that’s the key to searing almost anything) they still end up being “sautéd” and not seared. Well I think I’m finally getting this down and thought I’d share my success story…

Calamari (Kalamarakia Tiganita)

Headed south from Baltimore, it was a beautiful, but unfortunately, no-breeze kind of a day. Engine on, the waters were mostly calm except for the hold-on-to-your-beer power boat wakes that knock you everywhere. We were still loving Mediterranean food, dining the evening before in Little Italy. Fresh pasta, mussels, Pino Grigio…the works. Everything but Calamari.…