Cordon Bleu Chicken Fingers

Or as our guest sailor today would call them, “Doigts de Poulet Cordon Bleu.”  Ace and his dad Wendell joined us today to see how fast we could cross Lake Pontchartrain, sailing to New Orleans and back.  Your Galley Pirate wasn’t quite sure what eleven year olds eat, and surveyed several scalleywags who reliably reported…

Chicken Jalapeno Soup

Welcome to National Soup Month!  In the annals of made-up, commercially-exploitable holidays, this one’s pretty obvious.  It’s cold, you’re plum tuckered out with the challenge of packing a single buffet plate from a choice of twenty holiday dishes on offer, and maybe you’ve got a resolution to eat in a mildly more healthful manner.  Something…

Spinach Salad With Apples and Maple Vinaigrette

  This is a short-but-sweet recipe just meant to get the seasonal culinary juices flowing!  I served this recently with a bacon and sweet potato galette on an evening when we desperately wanted it to be autumn, but were still a couple of days early.  The combination gave us the satisfaction of seasonal flavors, but…

Grilled Peach Bourbon Julep

I looked it up: a “julep” is a genre of drink — the most famous but not only of which is the fabled mint julep — “consisting of a liquor (such as bourbon or brandy) and sugar poured over crushed ice and garnished with mint.”  This was a revelation when I made these delicious cocktails…

Asparagus Soup With Lemon and Dill (Asparagolemono)

Spring has very much sprung here in the South — beautiful weather with just enough warmth, no humidity, and some great winds!  That means two things: get the diver out to scrub our bottom (go ahead…indulge your inner 12-year-old boy and giggle…), and asparagus season.  This soup is from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and is…

Cajun Singapore Noodles

So by now you all know Pirate Caroline is spending the first two months of her 2018 lounging about a luxury yacht on the passage of a lifetime.  I, on the other hand, have two months full of business travel (and alas, I am not a professional sailor).  That said, some of my destinations have…

Asian Shrimp

Galley Pirates are taking you back to the USVI for one last meal aboard SV Solitude. The Food Center in St. Thomas was simply a pirate’s paradise. (I keep using that word when referring to the USVI, don’t I? Hmm. Wonder why.) That’s where I found goat meat, and these wonderful shrimp in the glass…

Scallywag’s April Fool

Galley Pirates has your back. It is APRIL FOOLS DAY today, and you’ve now been forewarned. You’re not going to be anyone’s fool today! So to celebrate this capricious day we bring you this delectable Mango Fool. It is truly one of the easiest and most elegant desserts you can make. It takes only a few minutes of blending/whipping.…

Caramelized Apples

I’ve never met a cruiser who doesn’t count apples as a primary food group.  Thrown in a produce hammock they last endlessly, fending off scurvy just as well as they did rumbling around in barrels on galleons.  I have recipes in every category using apples — breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, main, side, dessert…even mocktail.  For…

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Rum Cherry Glaze

While Pirate Caroline’s Wiki Chick’n last week looked delicious, and we have nothing against vegetables in their rightful place, we felt the need to balance all that excess nutritional virtue generated by the faux meat product with something unabashedly meaty. A few weeks back we anchored out together off our favorite Eastern Shore town of…