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…

Bourbon-Glazed Ham and Collards

Happy Easter Sunday, fellow-scallywags!  Religious predilections aside, I feel that Easter — like Thanksgiving — has a message we can all embrace.  Redemption, renewal, new energy, new life…it’s hard not to like the message, no?  And if you’re a sailor in higher latitudes, you get your boat back.  This year, in the New Orleans area, we had beautiful 80-degree sunny skies with 18…

Strawberries Steeped With Basil and Pepper

This is a VERY simple, and light, but delicious dressing-up for the season’s best berries.  Having grown up in Ventura County, California — the Strawberry Capital of the World, we all knew well — I was at first perplexed to find that this part of Louisiana considers itself the Strawberry Capital of the Universe.  I’m not going to…

Zucchini Prosciutto Rollups with Pesto

  This past September we were on a day sail with Society of Broken Souls musicians, Lauryn & DJ. Having played on the rooftop of the Metropolitan the night before and gifting us their soulful music, I knew we should make them something special. Hmm. But Lauryn is one of those gluten-free types. Yeah, you…