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…

Crab Cake Omelettes

The only time we’ve had left over crab cakes is, unfortunately, due to sea sickness. It starts with “Yes, I LOVE crab cakes!” to “No thanks, I’m not too hungry just right now” to “I think I’m going to go below and lie down for a bit.” At which point we intervene. But left over…

Conch Fritters

If you’ve ever cruised the Abacos, you probably have a similar collection of conch shells on board. Conch is a plentiful island treat that you don’t find in all places of the world. Markets in the islands are scarce, expensive and lightly provisioned so any opportunity to enjoy nature’s local bounty is welcome. Following is…