Shrimp Tacos With Homemade Flour Tortillas

Ahhhhh, Memorial Day weekend.  Start of summer, and glorious galley adventures.  And what better on-board tribute to the day than to feed and float a recently retired Coast Guard Captain?  While Capt. Kevin and his son Brandon were our guests of honor for the day on Night Town, Doug is still the skipper…and requested SPICY. …

Coconut Grapefruit Mahi

The Mahi we caught on our westward sail through the Caribbean was the gift that kept on giving. The fish was the perfect size for 2 full meals plus ample leftover fish for tacos and such. We were under way today with about 24 hours to reach historic Santa Marta, Columbia, on a beautiful broad…

Happy New Year from Galley Pirates!

Greetings, fellow Galley Pirates! And a Happy New Year to you all! Looking forward to a fantastic start to 2018, this Galley Pirate is headed out on the excursion of a lifetime! Well, my lifetime anyway. Crewing in the World ARC on beautiful SV Solitude, captained by Gary with Admiral Torie in command, we will…

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Guys, you can skip to the next paragraph. Skipper informs me we’re having some Brits on board for a day sail. It could be one, two or more Brits, maybe a local and her daughter, perhaps a British wife and one or two kids. Maybe Sunday, Maybe Monday. And a couple might raft up with us…

The Night Town Cocktail

Skipper Doug here, filling in for the Galley Pirates…. On SV Night Town, our drinking tastes usually run to the quick and simple: a good craft beer, a glass of wine or a strong Dark and Stormy. But last summer, my Galley Pirate asked me to concoct a signature drink for the boat. I maintain…

Turkey Drumsticks with Bourbon-Honey Mustard Sauce

I never get to eat the turkey drumsticks at Thanksgiving. They are always on others’ plates by the time I get my apron off and pour myself a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau. So to make up for it I created this “Fit for a Pirate” all drumstick dinner. The drumsticks are laid on top carrots, shallots,…

Pork Tamales in Banana Leaves

We have pressure cooker madness onboard our sailing vessel today.  Nothing illegal or sinister about this pressure cooker, but I have to admit these Tamales Wrapped in Banana Leaves are so good they should be outlawed! Pressure cooking is a go-to method onboard a sailboat, using less time and energy than conventional cooking. Plus you can lock down the…

Blackened Red Snapper Tacos

When someone offers you fresh caught Florida Red Snapper, you NEVER turn it down. A friend of mine’s daughter, Katie, and her fiancée caught “more than they could eat” 3 miles from the Destin Pass on the Florida panhandle. The snappers ranged from 6-10 pounds, the largest being 12 lbs! They were in about 70…