Kuku Paka – East African Chicken

  This is an East African dish with Indian origins. Not surprisingly as the Indian culture permeates many of the cities of Kenya and the east coast of Africa. According to my sources, Kuku means “chicken” in Swahili and Paka is the Punjabi word for “delicious.” And delicious this is! Any dish with ginger, garlic, coconut and curry has…

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.…

Colcannon, For Cajuns

A happy Saint Patrick’s Day to our Galley Pirates faithful!  On this augustly Irish occasion we bring you a distinctively Irish dish…but with a New Orleans twist; if there’s a party to be had, our fair City will make it her own.  In all honesty, it seems to me that “colcannon” is something every child has…

Seared Filets with Gorgonzola Mushroom Sauce

The photo shown in this email alert is not food, you notice. You get enough food shots from us every Friday, so we thought we’d change things up a bit. Yes, this is BVI, where a magical sauce was prepared. Not bad. I’ll take it. It’s been off-season for this Chesapeake Bay pirate, and who knows what that Louisiana…

Venison Paté

  Every now and then we Galley Pirates post a recipe that we understand nobody in their right mind is ever going to make. Yes, Vension Paté is just one of those recipes.  I have been challenged by this recipe time and again. But every time a fresh deer liver is presented to me (sacrificial for most hunters; no…

Crawfish Pies on Da Bayoh

Jamba-LIE, Crawfish Pie, Me-Oh My-Oh…Son of a gun, Gon’ have big fun, on da bay-oh!  Sing it with me, Pirates!  And a happy, maritimey Mardi Gras to you all.  Con gracias to el Nino, New Orleans is about to have her second-warmest Mardi Gras on record.  That calls for a sail on the lake!  And a…

Baked Belgian Endive with Oranges

Roasting leafy vegetables has always seemed a bit foreign to me. I didn’t grow up with Grilled Romaine or Crispy Kale. Leafy greens in my day were for salads only. But it’s all the rage now, and as I’ve discovered, it’s really nothing new. This Sicilian side dish has been around for generations. Using roasted Belgian Endive, it has…