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…

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…

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…

Sweet Potato Salad

Struggling to relate this post to Columbus Day (or Annapolis Sailboat Show) weekend, I typed “Columbus Sweet Potato” into Google…and got the following history of the sweet potato.  I shouldn’t be surprised; I knew it was a great cruising recipe because sweet potatoes store well and are found in most parts of the world where…

Weavers’ Warm Potato Salad

The challenge this week was to create a special dinner aboard for Mother’s Day that would please both my mother, who loves her fresh fruits and vegetables, and her friend Gary who likes meat and potatoes and wonders why you would bother to eat vegetables when that is what meat eats.  Enter Captain Peter’s grandmother’s…

Shrimp Scampi on Angel Hair Pasta

Still humming tunes from the Swinging Medallions we headed north from Amelia Island to Charleston on Gary and Torie’s Hylas 54, Solitude. With an 80 ft mast, there was no dreaming of puttering up the Intercoastal. But fortunately, we were blessed with fairly calm seas under way, and were able to continue the 52nd Annual Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival celebration,…

Brunswick Stew

Some say this southern stew has its roots in Georgia…so sure and proud of it they display a monumental kettle, proclaiming their first pot. Others argue Virginia. Makes no difference to us on this lazy, damp day in the cabin. Served in close proximity to a little Bourbon there’s nothing like it to warm the…

Jalapeño Cornbread

Anything shaped like a fish has its place on a boat. Right? But perch-shaped cast iron muffin pans apparently are a stretch…according to my Skipper anyway. They fall into the same category as a 3 lb conch horn and 15 lbs of porcelain dinnerware…arguably useless, and unquestionably heavy. All dragging down Night Town‘s performance. HA!…

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…