Coquilles Saint-Jacques

Our good friends Gary and Torie, on their enviable SV Solitude, are back in town from a summer cruise in the Canadian Maritimes. We like the way they cruise…always trying out the best local food and wine of whatever region they sail. And we especially like that they share their booty with Galley Pirates. They…

Hurricane, a toast to Joaquin

This Nor’easter turned out MUCH more mean, than the hurricane known as Joaquin…but there ain’t no drink called “Nor’easter” I think, so here’s to my dear New Orleans! Pat O’Brien’s New Orleans Hurricane 1 ounce lemon juice 4 ounces dark rum 4 ounces red passion fruit cocktail mix Crushed ice Orange slice and cherry for…

Jerk Chicken Pies

Meat pies are undoubtedly one of the most satisfying on-the-go meals when you’re cruising. We mentioned a similar recipe, Jamaican Meat Pies, last season. This is a slightly spicier take on those, using chicken instead of beef. But warning: they are time consuming to make, so plan ahead and be prepared. The right atmosphere will…

Oysters & Oyster Bisque

After a harrowing offshore adventure Captain Alex wanted nothing more than the quiet comfort of his Sabre, his Espar heater and a beer. Delivering a J120 in 16 foot seas with ripped sails and a failing engine, he returned home to encounter… and yet graciously welcome… pirates on board for a galley occupation. A captain…