Fried Green Tomatoes With Bacon and Hollandaise

THIS, my maritime friends, is how the South does brunch on the hook. Tangy, juicy, late-spring, homegrown green tomatoes coated in a Parmesan crust and fried up in bacon grease, dipped in a zesty mock hollandaise sauce, with a main-course-sized side of Applewood smoked bacon. It’s like a BLT, but without that pesky lettuce, and trying…

Zucchini Prosciutto Rollups with Pesto

  This past September we were on a day sail with Society of Broken Souls musicians, Lauryn & DJ. Having played on the rooftop of the Metropolitan the night before and gifting us their soulful music, I knew we should make them something special. Hmm. But Lauryn is one of those gluten-free types. Yeah, you…

Venison Paté

  Every now and then we Galley Pirates post a recipe that we understand nobody in their right mind is ever going to make. Yes, Vension Paté is just one of those recipes.  I have been challenged by this recipe time and again. But every time a fresh deer liver is presented to me (sacrificial for most hunters; no…

Cucumber Mojito

On a balmy summer day, there simply is no more refreshing drink than this.  So with our Shrimp-Off pickled shrimp competition (posting this Friday!), I set Captain Peter to muddling and mixing.  With rum for those in favor, ginger beer for those abstaining.  Arrrrrrguably the best mocktail I’ve ever had.

Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

It’s crab season on the Chesapeake, and the numbers are looking good this year for the crab population! So Galley Pirates are offering up an array of recipes using our region’s local favorite. What I like about this Crab Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is that is uses no breading. No bread crumbs, no shredded cheese, no eggs. Instead it’s made…

Bourbon Shrimp Pops

If you’re looking for a unique and fun appetizer for tomorrow’s Parade of Lights…or for any “docktails” get-together, this Galley Pirate’s exclusive is sure to be a hit! Marinated in Knob Creek Bourbon, garlic, brown sugar and soy sauce…along with some Ghost Peppers…then skewered “ying-yang” style to form a POP…they will be the talk of…