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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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POT-AU-FEU – #14 of 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

‘Tis the time to revisit my “44 French Classic Meals You Need to Try Before You Die” (modified for my tiny Galley kitchen of course) Literally ‘pot on fire’ Pot-au-Few is a traditional French beef stew made with beef marrow bones and root veggies, which brings me to another thought I had for a series of posts… (I do love series don’t I?) Seasonal Eating […]

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SWEDISH MEATBALLS

My love affair with all things Ikea continues…. we outfitted our boat cabin with handy Ikea items… we installed cupboards for storing boats gear in our land home… so why not further celebrate all things minimal, Swedish and Ikea with an easy Galley supper? My Mom used to make Swedish meatballs. I remember the juicy tender meatballs swimming in a wonderful rich creamy sauce as […]

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PIRATE STEAK with COMPOUND BUTTER

ARRRR… Tonight we are grilling steak… pirate steak… sweet and sassy pirate steak… I normally don’t like anyone messing with my steak.. like my scotch…straight up with a splash of water… and with the steak… only a bit of salt and pepper. Since expanding our meat grilling experiences (see brining the chicken and the pork chops) I thought I would try a simple marinade… Rum […]

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SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY

This recipe caught my eye… so pretty… so simple… (and I had one lonely steak in the freezer which didn’t want to be left behind when boating season starts)       SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY Adapted from The Clever Carrot 2 servings   for sauce 2 tbsp soya sauce (or Bragg seasoning) 2 tbsp honey 1/4 cup beef broth 1 generous tsp cornstarch Whisk […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #5

This rich veal stew can easily be modified for simple life on the water. Instead of the multitude of steps, I reduced this delicious dish to just a few. From a fairly lenghthy cooking process it was ready within 30 minutes. The secret is to use lean tender veal tenderloin, requiring minimal cooking time.   #5   R.E.D. BLANQUETTE DE VEAU (Creamy veal stew) serves […]

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