Fresh Tomato Soup

Tomatoes are still abundant in the Chesapeake region right now, so get up early and head to your local Farmer’s Market if you don’t already have neighbors offing their extras on you. This is a very simple soup to make and I think you’d be hard pressed to find a tastier tomato soup. It’s very…

Maryland Crab Soup

This is a classic Chesapeake Bay soup that is healthy, hardy and so easy to make. It’s basically beef vegetable soup typically using canned or frozen vegetables; perfect for sailors. In fact I’ll bet every restaurant that serves this uses canned vegetables. Then you throw in some lump crab meat and there you have it,…

Classic French Onion Soup

I just happen to have two onions, garlic and left over beef broth made from Pressure Cooker Roast Beef. There are so many things you can do with beef broth….Maryland Crab Soup, Beef Barley Soup, Beef Stroganoff. These will all be upcoming recipes on Galley Pirates some day. But this evening we’re going to focus on one of…

Portuguese Clams with Sausage

This is a great Mediterranean main course soup that can be served any season. With clams, linguiça, Cannellini beans and lots of vegetables, it’s got everything you need for a full meal. Plus it’s not a difficult or time consuming soup to make; it can easily be made under ways in calm to moderate seas.…

Thick as Pea Soup

By the time you read this my skipper and I should be happily onboard beautiful SV Solitude in USVI, soaking up the sun and sipping cocktails with good friends Gary & Torie. Come back in the next few weeks for upcoming recipes from the Virgins as I plan to take full advantage of cooking in their luxurious…

Alligator Soup de Castine

Joyeux Epiphany, mes Cheres!  Yes, in the Big Easy we simply roll from Christmas to New Years to Mardi Gras.  Well, not simply…we interpose a pivot-holiday, of course: Epiphany or Three Kings Day.  Similarly, for Twelfth Night of Christmas, the Eve of Epiphany, we shouldn’t have a simple meal.  Bring in Alligator Soup, complete with…

Chipotle Venison Black Bean Chili

  When we’re without TV on board, we sometimes find ourselves hunkered down listening to Sunday football on the radio, like days gone by. We may sacrifice the visuals, but we’re not going to sacrifice the gastronomic delight of home cooked chili and cold beer. And all the better if you can make the chili with…

Coastal Clam Chowder

The weather at the US Sailboat Show was in full swing last weekend as the aftereffects of Matthew blew through. Generally the days were gorgeous and cool until the rains set in on Saturday and the winds built up on Sunday. But there’s nothing better to sailors than strutting around like sports models in their colorful foulies…

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Wild rice is a great staple to have on board as it packs well and can last indefinitely. Placed in ziplock bags, it’s tough and can be stored in your lockers as “packing” between bottles or fit almost anywhere. It takes longer to cook than regular rice but has a bit more nutritional value, adding fiber and protein. This is a…

Watermelon Gazpacho

Happy Labor Day ye scallywags!  The last hurrah of summer…still warm, and maybe we’ll get some good Indian summer days ahead as well.  If so, take advantage of the farmstand bounty of watermelons, tomatoes and cucumbers and make some of this healthy and refreshing gazpacho.