44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #8

This next recipe is a standard… classic comfort food… and, of course, an easy fix up for the simplest of galleys… My Mom made it using up leftovers from Sunday’s roast beef dinner. I in turn made it for my kids so my recipe usually included ‘hiding’ lots of veggies in the mix. The classic version uses mainly onions, garlic and sometimes corn. Regardless…add…subtract… the […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #7

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this… No preamble necessary… …and no altering the recipe to suit the simpest of galleys. #7 SOLE MEUNIÈRE 2 servings 2 – 4 sole filets 1/4 cup flour sea salt & pepper 2 tbsp cooking oil 2 tbsp butter for sauce… 1/4 cup butter 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley lemon wedges to garnish Rinse filets […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #6

The queen of all soups. That pretty much sums it up… New York Times food critic Amanda Hesser describes it as “One of the strangest and most delicious soup recipes… By the time it is done, the ‘soup’ is like a savory bread pudding and the top has a thick, golden crust that your guests will fight to the death over.” I posted a recipe […]

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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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R.E.D. MOULES À LA MARINÈRE – #3 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

My imagination takes me once again to dockside of a seaside village where I pick up some fresh mussels from a local fish market, then trot over to the local ‘boulangerie’ for a fresh baguette. Isn’t imagination fun?…   Super easy boat food…     #3 R.E.D. MOULES À LA MARINÈRE (steamed mussels) 2 servings 2 shallots, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp butter […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

Galley Kat needs another challenge. I have enough recipes stashed away for a good 3 years of provisoining ideas. But there is still more winter at the end of my tolerance. The other day I stumbled upon an article: 44 Classic French Meals You Need to Try Before You Die… I’ve decided to attack these and see how I can modifiy them for basic galley […]

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FRENCH ONION SOUP

I don’t actaully have a specific recipe for onion soup but it is so easy to throw together, even on a boat with limited resources… BOAT FRENCH ONION SOUP 2 cups caramelized onions 4 cups beef broth 2 tbsp flour 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup sherry or red wine French bread parmesan cheese, grated mozarella cheese, grated Add onions to a pot and gently heat […]

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