RECIPES

Breads & Muffins

  • Shrimp Tacos With Homemade Flour Tortillas

    Ahhhhh, Memorial Day weekend.  Start of summer, and glorious galley adventures.  And what better on-board ...

  • Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead)

    Happy Halloween! It's that time of year again when Galley Pirates celebrates Día de Muertos, the Mexican ...

  • Rosemary Olive Bread with Cracked Black Pepper

    Normally I would not post a recipe that didn't turn out exactly the way it was intended. But this didn't ...

  • Bowline Pretzels with Pirate Mustard Sauce

    Yes, all you Galley Pirates out there know how to tie a bowline, right? It's just part of being a sailor. ...

  • Breakfasts

  • Breakfast Crunch Wraps

    Just like the convenience of a drive through Taco Bell, my skipper and I got to sit in the cockpit while ...

  • Spinach, Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Egg Cups

    A grab-and-go breakfast is never overrated on a sailboat. These can be eaten under way with nothing ...

  • German Apple Pancake

    The thing about Easter is it's always still a little chilly -- spring, no doubt, but not necessarily ...

  • Chilaquiles

    ...or, "how to eat chips and salsa for breakfast without explaining yourself."  This is one of my captain's ...

  • Cookies

  • Shortbread Christmas Cookies

      Happy High-Seas Holidays from your Galley Pirates!  Caroline and Kristin got in the holiday ...

  • Christmas Biscotti

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Time to deck the decks, set holly in your drip rails, a ...

  • Nanaimo Bars

    These absurdly delicious no-bake, almost fudge like cookie bars originate from a Canadian city on Vancouver ...

  • Lemon Ginger Macaroons

    If you like coconut and occasionally experience URGENT cravings for a fresh, warm, homemade cookie that ...

  • Desserts

  • Coffee Flummery

    This brilliant and storied dessert recipe comes courtesy of our friends Amy and Mark, and particularly ...

  • Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

    Easter just happened to fall on my skipper's birthday this year, first time ever. And all he wanted ...

  • Personal Trifles

    A trifle makes a spectacular presentation on any Easter buffet. But even this Galley Pirate, who typically ...

  • White Chocolate, Pistachio and Strawberry Blondies

    I am always looking for good dessert options that require neither complex equipment (there are actually ...

  • Drinks

  • Cantaloupe Cocktail Hour

    In Pirate Caroline's anchorage, it's Eastern Shore 'Loupe season; in Pirate Kristin's it's not nearly ...

  • Talk Like a Pirate? This Moby Drink Is a Clap o’ Thunder!

    Aye, mateys, you guessed it ... it's Talk Like a Pirate Day! And yer faithful Galley Pirates are giving ...

  • Grilled Peach Bourbon Julep

    I looked it up: a "julep" is a genre of drink -- the most famous but not only of which is the fabled ...

  • Prickly Pear Margaritas

    Now doesn't that just say "yeah...get the blender and some ice baby...it's time for margaritas!"  No, ...

  • Fish & Seafood

  • Salmon en Croute

    Creating what I call the Pescatarian version of Beef Wellington, this entree gives a spectacular presentation, ...

  • Sicilian Seared Tuna

    I was recently asked to prepare a gluten free, sugar free meal on board Night Town. I'm surprised I ...

  • Cajun Catfish Courtbouillon

    Happy National Catfish Day, Scallywags!  Okay, so a couple of introductory explanations.  First, here ...

  • Moroccan Mussels

    If you want a great appetizer that is big on presentation but low on price, mussels are the way to go. ...

  • Meat

  • Filet of Beef au Poivre

    When you have the hankering for a steak but don't have an available grill, Steak au Poivre, or better ...

  • Chateaubriand

    Chateaubriand. A quintessential, elegant holiday meal. One you wouldn't necessarily think to make on ...

  • Piñon Crusted Pork Medallions with Avocado Pear Salsa

    True confessions. We dug this recipe out of the Galley Pirates drafts from January 2015! It's not that ...

  • Cinco de Mayo Enchilada Baskets

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo from your Galley Pirates!! Get ready for tomorrow. This holiday only falls on a ...

  • On the Grill

  • Caveman Caprese

      Yep, still in our open-air galley here in New Orleans, doing as much as we can on the transom ...

  • Chimichurri Steak Tacos

    Galley Pirates Truth Bomb* : we do not make a completely new and different meal every day of our lives.  ...

  • Fresh Lobsters, Two Ways

    Cruisers rave about the San Blas Islands. And I get it. Totally. These are remote islands off the Atlantic ...

  • Heavenly Grilled Pizza

    Today we Galley Pirates are welcoming guest pirate Ann as she walks us through her Italian family's ...

  • Pizza & Flatbreads

  • Bacon and Sweet Potato Galette

      This, my fellow pirates, was EASY and DELICIOUS. Wow...this recipe showed up in the Wall Street ...

  • Heavenly Grilled Pizza

    Today we Galley Pirates are welcoming guest pirate Ann as she walks us through her Italian family's ...

  • The Ultimate Sailboat Galley: Pizza Pi!

    Full disclosure: This is not a Galley Pirates recipe. This is a galley story too cool not to share... ...

  • Manchego Turkey Pizza

      If you're still stuck with left over turkey and you've exhausted every turkey recipe you can ...

  • Poultry

  • Jerk Turkey Balls

    If you love the flavor of Jamaican Jerk Chicken but find it's not terribly convenient to make or consume ...

  • Duck Breast in Cream Sherry with Figs

    Many people avoid duck breast because of: a.) its lack of availability; b.) the fatty consistency of ...

  • Pheasant Under Isinglass

    I've always wanted to make Pheasant Under Glass...it sounds so incredibly elegant. But sailors don't ...

  • Roast Duck with Spiced Orange Bourbon Glaze

    We thought you pirates out there might be tired of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey by now. I know ...

  • Pressure Cooking

  • Pork Pozole

    Since we Galley Pirates seem to have a Latin American theme going here, let me throw in my favorite ...

  • Irish Lamb Stew

    I agreed to cover the St. Patrick's Day post this year.  Even though we have a serious cold front coming ...

  • Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast with Cranberry Orange Sauce

    Thanksgiving turkey without an oven?  I don't know if the pilgrims were onto this culinary concept ...

  • Thick as Pea Soup

    By the time you read this my skipper and I should be happily onboard beautiful SV Solitude in USVI, ...

  • Salads

  • Caprese Pasta Salad

    It's tomato season!! They're ripe and fresh off the vine in every market. Plum tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, ...

  • Cantaloupe Cocktail Hour

    In Pirate Caroline's anchorage, it's Eastern Shore 'Loupe season; in Pirate Kristin's it's not nearly ...

  • Spinach Strawberry Salad With Fried Chevre

    After a sail across the lake from New Orleans this morning we tied up at the local bulkhead by the yacht ...

  • Asian Grilled Shrimp Salad

    This is one of those "well, duh" recipes -- simple, but so very easy and satisfying that I'm just going ...

  • Sandwiches & One Handers

  • Jerk Turkey Balls

    If you love the flavor of Jamaican Jerk Chicken but find it's not terribly convenient to make or consume ...

  • The Crab Quesadilla Blues

    Lots of celebrations coming up this weekend...Kentucky Derby on Saturday (don't forget your Mint Juleps!) ...

  • Cordon Bleu Chicken Fingers

    Or as our guest sailor today would call them, "Doigts de Poulet Cordon Bleu."  Ace and his dad Wendell ...

  • Italian Meatball Sliders

    It's that time of year when everyone's clamoring for football food—something to bring to the clubhouse; ...

  • Sauces

  • Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

    A good salsa verde recipe is a staple; absolutely critical to the functioning of a boat and its crew.  ...

  • Chimichurri Steak Tacos

    Galley Pirates Truth Bomb* : we do not make a completely new and different meal every day of our lives.  ...

  • Asparagus Omelette with Jarlsberg Cheese Sauce

    The sun finally came through today, just in time for USNA Commissioning Week! It's Annapolis' rite ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sides

  • Fried Rice With Spring Vegetables

    Fried rice is one of my favorite dishes to turn to when you aren't quite sure what you have the fixings ...

  • Ratatouille, His-n-Hers

      The crew of Upward Wing are very compatible; few sources of friction; all maritime marital bliss.  ...

  • Relish That Corn Salad

    At a loss for what to bring to the July 4th dockside party? Forget the potato salad or deviled eggs ...

  • Cauliflower au Gratin

    This is one of my favorite side dishes, based on Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris recipe. I like to think ...

  • Snacks & Starters

  • Lump Crab Loaded Nachos

    There are few dishes that a Marylander won't add crab to (although I have yet to see Crab Smoothies, ...

  • Prosciutto e Melone

      No, it's not Friday. We're just getting an early start to kick off Cantaloupe Weekend! Maryland's ...

  • Jalapeño Pirate Poppers

      These knock-your-socks-off poppers came by way of fellow food lover, Alex. With roots in Ecuador ...

  • Clove Hitch Pizza Bites

    It's been a while since we practiced our knot tying. The last time Galley Pirates had a knot tying exercise ...

  • Soups & Stews

  • Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

    Throw back to one year ago: World ARC 2018. I planned this meal in advance of this epic trip knowing ...

  • Chicken Jalapeno Soup

    Welcome to National Soup Month!  In the annals of made-up, commercially-exploitable holidays, this ...

  • Lucky Black-Eyed Peas

    Bonne Année, mes Cheres!  In New Orleans -- and, I'm told, much of the South -- we eat black-eyed ...

  • Cucumber Gazpacho

    A few weeks back we promised you a Cucumber Gazpacho recipe, reminiscent of my meal at La Poste in Panama ...

  • Surf & Turf

  • Caveman Caprese

      Yep, still in our open-air galley here in New Orleans, doing as much as we can on the transom ...

  • Shrimp Lardon on Fettuccini

    Lardons, French salt pork similar to bacon or pancetta, are used as a seasoning for braised meat and ...

  • Cajun Singapore Noodles

    So by now you all know Pirate Caroline is spending the first two months of her 2018 lounging about a ...

  • Pan-Pacific Kabobs

    Interesting day today on Galley Pirates!  We were at anchor, making Asian kabobs two ways...but more ...

  • Vegetarian

  • Spinach, Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Egg Cups

    A grab-and-go breakfast is never overrated on a sailboat. These can be eaten under way with nothing ...

  • Egg Foo Yong (Plus: How not to grow bean sprouts in your head)

    Galley Pirate Caroline here, and I'm finally pulling my head out of the sand after sailing the first ...

  • Spinach Lasagna Rollups

      Our apologies to all you followers! The recipe picture is no longer appearing in your weekly ...

  • Hot Mushroom & Swiss Sandwiches

    When you can't afford truffles...and you really wouldn't know where to find them even if you could...you ...