Satsuma Glazed Game Hens

Merry Southern Christmas, from your Gulf Coast Galley Pirate!  As mentioned a couple of weeks back, Christmas (dinner, at least) came early on Upward Wing to keep the calendar balanced.  That left the holiday provisioner with the challenge of 70 degree weather, calling for a lighter take on the requisite holiday overdoing-it.  And so, a…

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster…there aren’t many more dramatic, glamorously celebratory desserts.  A tropical, rich concoction…it’s boozy sauce set aflame!  Tempted to ring in 2017 with this decadence I realized…you are breaking two of the cardinal rules of boat safety: no bananas (maritime bad luck magnets), and fire (the only thing, other than more water coming on than…

Seafood Stuffed Mirliton

Merry Christmas from the Galley Pirates!  One of whom has, as readers know, sailed into the sunset of Southeast Louisiana and is learning about life in the Deep South.  To start with, it’s “Papa Noel” and you don’t just leave him milk and cookies.  This Christmas Eve, we’ll leave him mirliton stuffed with lots of…

Davy Jones’ Clam Dip

This is a versatile seafood appetizer for any party, casual or formal. Canned clams are readily available year-round so this dip can be served from New Year’s Eve to 4th of July. It’s easy to make, just be sure it sits for a few hours or overnight so all the flavors combine. And remind your…

Spinach, Pear & Gorgonzola Salad

This is a great salad any time of year. It can stand on its own as a meal with all your necessary food groups…bacon, spinach greens, walnuts, pears, pomegranate seeds and gorgonzola. Did I get your attentions now? Yum!