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…

New England 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.

Chattanooga Chocolate Chili and World’s Fair Nachos

Yep, this post comes with a bonus recipe!  And one so good that I’m going with a picture of happy Captain Peter mid-consumption rather than a glossy food photo.  This is our favorite chili recipe, courtesy of our friend John Bennett in Chattanooga Tennessee, who heartily agrees with us that any recipe beginning and ending…

Smokin’ Sopa de Pollo

Dios mio…this Mexican chicken noodle soup is muy buena.  Made in 30 minutes flat with mostly canned or easily obtained and stored ingredients that you might have leftover and generally around the galley already, it will be very good.  I have made it at least a dozen times that way, going back to the recipe…