Cucumber Gazpacho

A few weeks back we promised you a Cucumber Gazpacho recipe, reminiscent of my meal at La Poste in Panama City. As cucumbers are still ever-so-abundant in my garden, now is a good time to try to duplicate the restaurant’s delectable little shot of pale green heaven. They served this before the meal alongside some…

Kale & Quinoa Soup

This was the celebratory meal we made after crossing the equator into the southern seas heading toward the Galápagos. It was back in February but seems like just yesterday. As many of you know, crossing the equator is a big deal for sailors. It prompts all sorts of funky traditions like men shaving only half…

Pork Pozole

Since we Galley Pirates seem to have a Latin American theme going here, let me throw in my favorite pozole recipe, that spicy Mexican soup that’s packed with a variety of Latin flavors. There are no two pozole recipes alike, but the one ingredient all pozole includes is hominy…peeled, puffed corn. It’s a great sailboat…

Asparagus Soup With Lemon and Dill (Asparagolemono)

Spring has very much sprung here in the South — beautiful weather with just enough warmth, no humidity, and some great winds!  That means two things: get the diver out to scrub our bottom (go ahead…indulge your inner 12-year-old boy and giggle…), and asparagus season.  This soup is from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and is…

Irish Lamb Stew

I agreed to cover the St. Patrick’s Day post this year.  Even though we have a serious cold front coming through right now: 40s at night and only mid-60s during the day…oh the humanity!  But unlike Nightown, Upward Wing isn’t on the hard and snowed in.  So I persevered…but it very much called for a…

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…