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 Rally Control 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.…

Crawfish Pies on Da Bayoh

Jamba-LIE, Crawfish Pie, Me-Oh My-Oh…Son of a gun, Gon’ have big fun, on da bay-oh!  Sing it with me, Pirates!  And a happy, maritimey Mardi Gras to you all.  Con gracias to el Nino, New Orleans is about to have her second-warmest Mardi Gras on record.  That calls for a sail on the lake!  And a…

Asian Shrimp

Galley Pirates are taking you back to the USVI for one last meal aboard SV Solitude. The Food Center in St. Thomas was simply a pirate’s paradise. (I keep using that word when referring to the USVI, don’t I? Hmm. Wonder why.) That’s where I found goat meat, and these wonderful shrimp in the glass…

Seafood Stuffed Mirliton

Merry Christmas from the Galley Pirates!  One of whom has, as readers know, sailed into the sunset of Southeast Louisiana and is learning about life in the Deep South.  To start with, it’s “Papa Noel” and you don’t just leave him milk and cookies.  This Christmas Eve, we’ll leave him mirliton stuffed with lots of…

Garithas Me Feta (Baked Shrimp with Feta)

This is one of my favorite Greek dishes, and I have LOTS of them! It is a lighter version of the traditional Baked Prawns with Feta, by using all fresh ingredients. And it is super quick and easy, especially if you have a cast iron pan. From the burner to the oven, you’re good to go. Like…