Mardi Gras Morning King Cake

There is nothing like the New Orleans King Cake.  Like its medieval French ancestor the Galette des Rois, it is traditionally served on Epiphany or Kings Day, after the 12th night of Christmas.  But in that beautiful way that New Orleans takes delicate french things and makes them its decadent own, NoLA serves this giant…

New Orleans Wop Salad

Laissez les bon temps rouler as our Mardi Gras celebration continues! Your Galley Pirates have debated for weeks what to do about this recipe; whether to be bravely authentic and, we think, culturally and historically enriching, or to trim to the winds of political correctness.  In New Orleans, this has traditionally been known as “Wop…

Shrimp Remoulade

This luscious sauce comes from Peter’s family, and is a vegetable-rich take on what is sometimes a creamier affair.  It pairs beautifully with fresh shrimp either as a dip, or over a bed of lettuce as a salad.  And the color is quite Christmas-ey for a dip. While the classic chef will probably insist upon…