Scones with Blueberries and Preserved Lemon

So what is a pirate to do when they wake up craving scones but the New Orleans weather is more Panama Canal than English Chanel?  Turn up the galley fan to combat the 400-degree oven, load them with fruit and serve them cold with a salad.  A pirate shan’t be denied her baked goods.  I…

The Night Town Cocktail

Skipper Doug here, filling in for the Galley Pirates…. On SV Night Town, our drinking tastes usually run to the quick and simple: a good craft beer, a glass of wine or a strong Dark and Stormy. But last summer, my Galley Pirate asked me to concoct a signature drink for the boat. I maintain…

Calamari (Kalamarakia Tiganita)

Headed south from Baltimore, it was a beautiful, but unfortunately, no-breeze kind of a day. Engine on, the waters were mostly calm except for the hold-on-to-your-beer power boat wakes that knock you everywhere. We were still loving Mediterranean food, dining the evening before in Little Italy. Fresh pasta, mussels, Pino Grigio…the works. Everything but Calamari.…

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,…

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

So if you had grilled chicken with homemade BBQ sauce and maque choux sometime in the past few nights, you are IN LUCK.  This is a take on one of my favorite salads from the late California Pizza Kitchen chain, and it uses up pretty much all the leftovers from that dinner — plus a…

Maque Choux

  This is a great side dish with so many things.  With the corn, beans, and vegetables it’s all you need with a piece of meat.  Leftovers make a great dip with corn chips, or the base and dressing for a wonderful full-meal salad (tune in next week for BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad underway).  Best…

Fried Green Tomatoes With Bacon and Hollandaise

THIS, my maritime friends, is how the South does brunch on the hook. Tangy, juicy, late-spring, homegrown green tomatoes coated in a Parmesan crust and fried up in bacon grease, dipped in a zesty mock hollandaise sauce, with a main-course-sized side of Applewood smoked bacon. It’s like a BLT, but without that pesky lettuce, and trying…

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…

Empanadas the Easy Way

This weekend Upward Wing had a nautical stay-cation. Let’s just posit that Swan did not craft its bluewater 40-footer with a 7’8″ keel with Lake Pontchartrain in mind. New Orleans’ lake is enormous in area, but about 12′ maximum depth across the whole thing.  It’s a gigantic saucer, and piles up quickly.  It doesn’t take…

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

  Quickest but most satisfying and hearty breakfast ever, particularly if you go with bake-and-serve biscuits.  I’ll post a good homemade biscuit recipe later (my mother’s Angel Biscuits), but wanting to get off the dock and into the wind quickly this morning, short-order food that sticks to the ribs was the plan.  Where I come…