Black-and-Blue Beef Salad

If you are the type of pirate who gets a periodic craving for a good piece of beef but a warm steak loses its appeal in the summer heat, this recipe might be just your thing. “Black and blue” is the designation for a steak charred black on the outside but still raw on the…

Moussaka

In these very strange times of isolation…working from home (if we can work at all), communicating through Zoom, wearing masks and suspicious of complete strangers whose smiles are covered…I think we are all leaning towards things that bring normalcy to our lives. Comfort. We reread our favorite books, binge watch our favorite programs, and of…

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

It’s that time of year when it’s still a little cold and the season is still a little boring, but pirates turn into leprechauns and unashamedly drink Jameson instead of Mount Gay. We Galley Pirates have had a good six seasons of St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and no two are alike. So next up is…

Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Sometimes a crew just  needs meat and potatoes, ya know?  And no better cut than short ribs for flavor, well marbled and bone-in, but that’s IF you have a good long time to braise them until they fall off the bone.  Tonight I did not have that time.  We had a great afternoon sail and…

Peas, Greens, and Andouille Stew

One of the challenges of food blogging is how to select the photo that makes the food look best empirically vs. the photo that makes it look genuine in the context of your own reality (and, if you are remotely calibrated to your readership, their own).  I am going to be abruptly honest here: 2019 has…

Shepherd’s Pie Made Easy

I can’t believe I’m the Galley Pirate lucky enough to happen upon Shepherd’s Pie as dry blog-powder.  This is the third of our series “Ace the Eleven Year OId Comes Aboard and GP Panics About What to Serve Him.”  Ace is a camping aficionado, so I figured Shepherd’s Pie had to be in his repertoire. …

Filet of Beef au Poivre

When you have the hankering for a steak but don’t have an available grill, Steak au Poivre, or better yet, Filet Mignon au Poivre is always a winner. It’s an elegant dinner that you can prepare in short order, perfect for that haiku cruise with your skipper. The image above shows a juicy medium rare…

Chateaubriand

Chateaubriand. A quintessential, elegant holiday meal. One you wouldn’t necessarily think to make on a sailboat. Tonight was a special night though…the Eastport Yacht Club Parade of Lights. Our chef-guests Alyson and Jamie were bringing Focaccia Farcita, Brie and Cranberry Jalapeño Spread en Croute and Cranberry Wensleydale en croute…topped with a pastry mermaid and a galley pirate sword!…

Piñon Crusted Pork Medallions with Avocado Pear Salsa

True confessions. We dug this recipe out of the Galley Pirates drafts from January 2015! It’s not that this is a bad meal or anything, and it’s fairly boat friendly as well. It has just never made it to the top of the queue. Lost and forgotten, Piñon Pine Crusted Pork Medallions is finally being…

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!