Spinach Salad With Apples and Maple Vinaigrette

  This is a short-but-sweet recipe just meant to get the seasonal culinary juices flowing!  I served this recently with a bacon and sweet potato galette on an evening when we desperately wanted it to be autumn, but were still a couple of days early.  The combination gave us the satisfaction of seasonal flavors, but…

Relish That Corn Salad

At a loss for what to bring to the July 4th dockside party? Forget the potato salad or deviled eggs that can bring on salmonella after a few hours in the sun. Go for this easy-to-make, heat-withstanding corn salad. Or is it a relish. I don’t know. It’s just good. And healthy. With corn, tomatoes,…

Vietnam-easy Caramel Chicken and Cabbage Salad

Apologies to those expecting a bright, springtime, Easter-bunny recipe today instead of a “down in the teak-lined salon of a North Atlantic sailing vessel” vibe, but we’re finishing out Pirate Kristin’s Southeast Asia binge series today.  Springtime will return next week (it’s not like most of the country is feeling remotely vernal right now anyway). …

Green Tomato Salad With Satsuma Cane Syrup Vinaigrette

Caught you off guard, didn’t we?  You got up and checked your e-mail this morning thinking “it’s the Friday before New Years…Galley Pirates is going to have something rich, or boozy, or both…maybe a cocktail made with bacon fat!” (don’t laugh…we have those in New Orleans).  But instead you get…a SALAD?  With fruit AND vegetables? …

Cactus Paddle (Nopales) Salad

This salad turned out tasting as good as it looks, which I will admit surprised me a little bit.  When I suggested including a few Southwest Native American recipes in our Dia de los Muertos menu, I had to admit that “my people” (I’m of Indian heritage) ate a lot of things because … well…

Watermelon Salad

‘Tis that time of year, no?  HOT.  But good summer fruits are ridiculously plentiful and cheap.  Captain Peter had quite enough Watermelon Gazpacho with the last monster melon I bought, so tonight we’ll stay solid with a salad.  It’s hot enough this time of year on the Gulf Coast that, at best, we get out…

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

So if you had grilled chicken with homemade BBQ sauce and maque choux sometime in the past few nights, you are IN LUCK.  This is a take on one of my favorite salads from the late California Pizza Kitchen chain, and it uses up pretty much all the leftovers from that dinner — plus a…

Maque Choux

  This is a great side dish with so many things.  With the corn, beans, and vegetables it’s all you need with a piece of meat.  Leftovers make a great dip with corn chips, or the base and dressing for a wonderful full-meal salad (tune in next week for BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad underway).  Best…

Just Beet It Salad

Beets…as any root veggies like carrots, parsnips and potatoes…are some of the best vegetables to have on board a sailboat. They store easily, last a long time, can be knocked around without much damage and also offer some very high nutritional value. This salad, which merges beets with oranges, arugula, feta cheese and pine nuts is packed with vitamins…

Strawberry Arugula Salad

Nothing says spring like a strawberry salad with refreshing cucumbers and arugula. And although we’re well into May, we haven’t had “spring” here on the Chesapeake due to a 3 week holding pattern of cold rain. Well, today finally, the sun is shining! Although just for a few hours. So let’s take a moment to celebrate…