Rockfish Bites

  Be wary, it’s Friday the 13th. Hopefully a friendly get-together is in your future. Docktail parties are huge in marinas. “Bring a drink. Bring an appetizer! Bring a seat (of sorts) to the end of E Dock! Sunday night. See you there!” You’ve been there, right? Check out your icebox and what do you find?…

Calamari (Kalamarakia Tiganita)

Headed south from Baltimore, it was a beautiful, but unfortunately, no-breeze kind of a day. Engine on, the waters were mostly calm except for the hold-on-to-your-beer power boat wakes that knock you everywhere. We were still loving Mediterranean food, dining the evening before in Little Italy. Fresh pasta, mussels, Pino Grigio…the works. Everything but Calamari.…

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…

Bruschetta at Baltimore Harbor Light

I love the burst of energy that comes with Indian Summer.  The languid August heat breaks, winds pick up, and you sense that it all will end too soon, so grab as much of it as you can, while you can!  That goes double for summer crops.  Ripe summer tomatoes and bushes of fresh herbs…

Coconut Shrimp

This is not going to taste like the Coconut Shrimp you get at a restaurant. This recipe is a little lighter. It’s not deep fried so the flavor of the shrimp dominates, but with a light coating of coconut. Low in oils and low in calories, it’s a bit healthier too. This is one of our buddy…

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…

Cross Street Ceviche

I’m going to bill this as “adventure cooking” — Upward Wing was in downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this fall, and for sailors, anything downtown is adventurous!  While Captain Peter tended to land-job obligations, Pirate Kristin headed up Federal Hill to Cross Street market to figure out what to serve for dinner as they set sail…