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STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

You might be thinking ‘oh yeah another meatloaf recipe’.  You’re right in that practically everyone has a fave meatloaf recipe.  But this post (as with all of my others) is more about versatility for folks like us who spend a whole lot of time in tiny spaces and especially for me as chief Galley Kat, cooking in wee spaces with minimal resources, next to no counter space, a hand pump sink to wash up, a one burner alcohol stove to…

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SAILOR BEANS (Slow Cooker Method)

SAILOR BEANS (Slow Cooker Method)

A version of Hobo or Cowboy Beans, this hearty slow cooked dish was a welcomed meal with near freezing temperatures still hanging onto the last days of May.  Make enough so you have leftovers to serve up with your morning coffee.  Just a few basics to start …then the rest thrown into the mix. …two hours slow-cooked to juicy sweet perfection. SAILOR BEANS what you will need for 4 generous servings 1 lb lean ground beef 1 cup chopped onion…

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GRILLED STEAK, DRUNKEN MUSHROOMS and BLUE CHEESE ROASTED POTATOES

GRILLED STEAK, DRUNKEN MUSHROOMS and BLUE CHEESE ROASTED POTATOES

This was one of those ‘super-suppers-at-anchor’ kind of meals.  A chilly damp day, lots of boat work and two very hungry sailors in need of a hearty dinner.  It was also  collaborative  – my fave way of cooking, sharing the work.  Captain ‘manned’ the grill (steak and potatoes) while I did some serious damage down in the galley (gettin’ the mushrooms drunk). Anyway, it was an awesome supper.  Tasty taters, mushrooms all drunk and saucy and that perfectly grilled hunk…

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STUFFED CHIABATTA

STUFFED CHIABATTA

Being able to make meals a little in advance is a real plus in my little galley.  When it comes times to eat most of the prep mess has been cleaned up and I can kind of pretend that someone else has prepared it for me…kind of.  I live a lot in my imaginary world. These yummy stuffed breads are such a meal. Prep, wrap and clean-up and when the time comes just pop them on the barbecue.  They make…

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EASY STEAK TACOS

EASY STEAK TACOS

  Sometimes the best meals are spontaneous, unplanned and made with onhand supplies. This super simple and really tasty supper was made with ingredients leftover from a recent Happy Hour appetizer (recipe for Steakhouse Bruschetta here) A little grilled steak (coated with my Coffee Cocoa Rub)…   …some  veggies …and Bam! Supper is ready! EASY STEAK TACOS   Print Author: Galley Kat Serves: 6 tortillas Ingredients 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes 1 avocado, chopped 1 cup chopped cucumber (English or the…

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EASY TACO SALAD

EASY TACO SALAD

In a Mexican frame of mind for dinner today.  I made the beef mixture and quacamole in advance so when it was time to eat, I just reheated the meat, plated the chopped greens and minutes later we were ready to dig in.   EASY TACO SALAD 2 servings what you will need 1 lb lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tbsp cooking oil 3 tbsp taco seasoning (my DIY recipe here) 4 generous cups chopped baby spinach…

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R.E.D. SLOPPY JOES

R.E.D. SLOPPY JOES

When I asked Captain if he had any special requests for supper tonight, he thought for a moment then said: ‘How about Sloppy Joe’s?’ It’s been years since I made these or even heard the name mentioned. It’s a standard kid-friendly-easy-inexpensive-comfort sort of supper. I can’t even remember how I used to make them but remember ground beef and some sort of tomatoey concoction served on hamburger buns. I was a little short on tomato sauce onboard and although I…

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CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Steak with Coffee Cocoa Rub

CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Steak with Coffee Cocoa Rub

Our first barbecue at anchor and the Captain really aced dinner. Perfectly grilled steak with Galley Kat’s special rub Grilled radishes with Potato Puttanesca Salad on the side. COFFEE COCOA STEAK RUB 1 tbsp cracked coffee beans 1 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp cracked black pepper 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp sea salt Mix altogether and keep in an airtight container When ready to use rub steak liberally on all sides….

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HALIFAX DONAIR

HALIFAX DONAIR

I came across a social media discussion about donairs the other day, which in turn led me down a rabbit hole of wonder and confusion. The first thing I learned was that not everyone knows what a donair is. A recent call from a Montreal friend greeted me with: ‘Hey there Sea Salt Galley Kat. What have you been up to?’ I told her that I had just taken my Donair meat out of the oven. ‘What’s a donair? Never…

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CAPTAIN’S FAVOURITE MEATLOAF

CAPTAIN’S FAVOURITE MEATLOAF

Really…meatloaf is meatloaf is meatloaf… but I have to admit this one was really tasty! The addition of spicy Italian sausage meat (mild is fine too) and sun-dried tomatoes turned this every day meal into something special. This makes a a lot – could easily serve 6 hungry sailors so I cooked half in my Omnia Stove Top Oven (keeping with this blog focus) and the other half in a traditional land oven to stash away in the freezer for…

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