Chimichurri Steak Tacos

Galley Pirates Truth Bomb* : we do not make a completely new and different meal every day of our lives.  When you are not looking, we — like other mere maritime mortals — repeat our favorites and go-to’s (go’s-to?) and standbys over and over again.  We do endeavor not to tire you all with repetition,…

Asparagus Omelette with Jarlsberg Cheese Sauce

The sun finally came through today, just in time for USNA Commissioning Week! It’s Annapolis’ rite of spring so what better way to celebrate than to prepare a dish with a local spring favorite…asparagus. The Chesapeake Bay area, with it’s loamy and sandy soil, produces some superb asparagus. I’m running late this morning, so this “breakfast” actually turned into…

India Night II – Fresh Naan with Raita

Continuing on with our India Night recipes we’re going to walk you through making fresh Naan, then on to Raita. Naan takes some skill and some time, so be patient.* Fortunately, Jamie, the baker of tonight’s two chefs, has what it takes. (He used to teach midshipmen how to sail. No need to elaborate on his patience and…

Homemade BBQ Sauce (trust me…it’s worth it…)

Barbecue sauce and mayonnaise are two things that are SO worth making homemade — they are entirely different and so much better fresh than the store-bought stuff.  Yes…of course…I have those on my shelves too because sometimes the perfect cannot be the enemy of the good.  The mock hollandaise sauce in a later post is…

Seared Tenderloins with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce

Sailing into anchorage at dinner time––chopping onions with a breeze coming in the galley porthole–– is probably the most heavenly time in any galley chef’s day. Such was our sail into the West River while I prepared all the ingredients for tonight’s meal, Seared Tenderloins with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce. Passing by Sid and Sal’s Famous…

Impromptu Brunch with Mom’s Magic Sauces

Our plans to sail to Rockhall and eat crabs with friends were scrapped when the weather forecast showed 80% chance of rain with 50% of thunderstorms all weekend.  We are not simple fairweather sailors, but a forecast like that just looks like no fun at all.  So, with a long list of chores aboard anyway,…