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…

Reubens on a Reach

This super easy, hot and satisfying sandwich probably doesn’t need an explanation. We all know what goes in a Reuben, but do we ever think to actually make them? They’re Pub food, after all…to be made in one of those kitchens that Guy Fieri visits. But what’s good in a Diner or a Bar &…

The Post Thanksgiving Day Sandwich

I know…everyone has their particular way of going about a post-Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich.  I’ve known people who put every single thing they ate including pie between two pieces of bread.  This is our favorite, though.  Fairly simple, it is rye bread, turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, and a homemade sauce akin to Thousand Island dressing…