Jalapeño Pirate Poppers

  These knock-your-socks-off poppers came by way of fellow food lover, Alex. With roots in Ecuador and a family legacy of great cooking, she brought these stuffed jalapeños to a party in Baltimore a few weeks ago. I’ve had Jalapeño Poppers before but none with a kick like these! The secret? Well, it wasn’t the…

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

A good salsa verde recipe is a staple; absolutely critical to the functioning of a boat and its crew.  Maybe a small exaggeration, but I have a sister-in-law for whom it is one of the major food groups beside chips, gumbo, and pie.  It’s wholly different than a pico de gallo or other standard, red,…

Shrimp Tacos With Homemade Flour Tortillas

Ahhhhh, Memorial Day weekend.  Start of summer, and glorious galley adventures.  And what better on-board tribute to the day than to feed and float a recently retired Coast Guard Captain?  While Capt. Kevin and his son Brandon were our guests of honor for the day on Night Town, Doug is still the skipper…and requested SPICY. …

Coffee Flummery

This brilliant and storied dessert recipe comes courtesy of our friends Amy and Mark, and particularly Amy’s mother.  Even before we tried it, we seized upon it because of the name…it’s just fun to say, and the limerick possibilities are intriguing.  But it turns out to fill a critical gap for us on Upward Wing. …

Moroccan Mussels

If you want a great appetizer that is big on presentation but low on price, mussels are the way to go. Much less expensive than clams or oysters, mussels (one step above a barnacle in the bivalve food chain) are flavorful, quick to steam, and always look beautiful! Here is a new way to prepare…

Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

Easter just happened to fall on my skipper’s birthday this year, first time ever. And all he wanted was to attend Easter service at St. Mary’s then head across Spa Creek Bridge, hop on the boat and go for an afternoon sail with friends and family. Since his favorite Carrot Cake has already been featured…

The Crab Quesadilla Blues

Lots of celebrations coming up this weekend…Kentucky Derby on Saturday (don’t forget your Mint Juleps!) and Cinco de Mayo on Sunday! From bourbon and fancy hats to Tequila and great music, this weekend has it all. So to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo we’ve got a “Blues x 2” treat here for you… blue…

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 yet, Filet Mignon au Poivre is always a winner. It’s an elegant dinner that you can prepare in short order, perfect for that haiku cruise with your skipper. The image above shows a juicy medium rare…

German Apple Pancake

The thing about Easter is it’s always still a little chilly — spring, no doubt, but not necessarily warm.  Pirate Kristin grew up in Boston where you wore wooly tights under your frilly Easter dress, and not infrequently “got lucky” … colored eggs are easier to spot in the snow.  Even down here in the…

Cordon Bleu Chicken Fingers

Or as our guest sailor today would call them, “Doigts de Poulet Cordon Bleu.”  Ace and his dad Wendell joined us today to see how fast we could cross Lake Pontchartrain, sailing to New Orleans and back.  Your Galley Pirate wasn’t quite sure what eleven year olds eat, and surveyed several scalleywags who reliably reported…