Soft Shelled Crab Sandwiches

I had been working myself up for this weekend since December. I found out my long lost second cousin Mark was coming to Annapolis with his lovely lady, Melanie….to visit ME! I was so excited…I hadn’t seen Mark in 40 years! Yup! (Don’t do the math please.) They were coming from north of Sacramento and,…

Hot Mushroom & Swiss Sandwiches

When you can’t afford truffles…and you really wouldn’t know where to find them even if you could…you can still get that distinctive truffle flavor with a little galley magic: truffle oil and truffle salt. Check out this ultra rich, meat-free sandwich that even those who shy away from mushrooms will devour. At least most of…

Catfish Po’ Boy With Tartar Sauce-Slaw

Happy National Catfish Day to our Galley Pirates crew!  Didn’t know there was a National Catfish Day?  Why, yes there is!  Every June 25th.  I invoked this venerable holiday to compel my co-pirate — she of the Minnesota walleye upbringing and Newfoundland salted codfish matrimony — into overcoming her irrational aversion and trying catfish for…

Grilled Apples & Brie Sandwich

This is a scrumptious lunch that’s so easy to make under way and is always a crew pleaser. Apples are soooo sailboat friendly. Just hang them in an airy fruit hammock and they’ll last for weeks off shore or in the harbor. Granny Smith apples are the preferred variety for these sandwiches as they are a very…

Jerk Chicken Pies

Meat pies are undoubtedly one of the most satisfying on-the-go meals when you’re cruising. We mentioned a similar recipe, Jamaican Meat Pies, last season. This is a slightly spicier take on those, using chicken instead of beef. But warning: they are time consuming to make, so plan ahead and be prepared. The right atmosphere will…

Italian Meatloaf Sandwiches

Meatloaf is a great make-ahead meal for a long cruise. It’s so easy to prepare and freezes well. And the meatloaf itself is filling and nourishing, whether you eat it plain or in a sandwich, hot or cold. This Italian Meatloaf was made and frozen the week before our cruise from Fernandina Beach to Charleston.…

Pork Carnitas Chimichangas

PREPARE BEFORE DEPARTURE: This is a great one-hand-grab-n-go meal that can be made ahead of your cruise…refrigerate or freeze and save for your adventure. The “adventure” this meal was intended for unfortunately consisted of being hunkered down in a cabin, listening to NOAA weather. For 4 days. Been there?

Muffulettas

Purporting to tell you how to make a muffuletta sandwich is, as far as I am concerned, like giving you paint-by-number instructions on painting your own Sistene Chapel ceiling.  I do not want anyone to think they are leaving here with the ability to craft a genuine muffuletta outside of New Orleans.  It’s one of…