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FISH TACOS with CABBAGE SLAW

FISH TACOS with CABBAGE SLAW

Adding to my recent keep-it-local kick, I ordered ten pounds of fresh haddock from a local fisherman.  Ten pounds is a lot of fish, I’ve found out.  I vacuum sealed sixteen portions to freeze for future meals.  Sixteen!  Hardly a practice I’d undertake on our small boat for sure, but oh how delicious and what a treat for me to be able to dig into our freezer…sixteen times! This recipe for fish tacos though is very do-able in any small…

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TEX MEX RISOTTO

TEX MEX RISOTTO

 Here’s a tasty one for you Galley Peeps.  It was inspired by one of our home delivery plant-based meals.  A simple risotto with a Tex Mex flair. You’ve probably noticed that I’m big on making my own spice mixes.  For one thing, in my tiny galley there’s precious little space for a gazillion spice containers.  And we do love our Mexican type foods so this Tex Mex combo has become a favourite.  We love a little heat too so I…

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ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

I so do miss our happy hours.  It seems that lately one day melts into the next and half the time the only sure reference of date we have is what month it is….as the conversation goes: what day is it?  I don’t know but I think it’s still September.  Our big move is coming up soon (a reference to our craziness on my other blog here if you are interested) so most days are consumed with making lists and…

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STOVE-TOP QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS

STOVE-TOP QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS

Here’s another of my little stove top vegetarian dishes for your next Meatless Monday.  You could add some ground chicken or spice it up with some well seasoned sausage but the quinoa and added cheese pack a pretty good protein punch without it. I made them with a Mexican flare, adding jalapenos, corn and black beans to the mix. As there was no animal protein to cook they were ready in about 25 stove-top-minutes,  although if you decide to add…

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CHICKEN CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

CHICKEN CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

When I made pork carnitas the other day, we loved it so much that I felt I had to share the joy with my daughter.  Well, even though I said she could  make it with ‘happy pork’ (her words for free range, no hormone etc etc), she politely responded with a firm ‘no thank you’ but couldn’t I make it with happy chicken?.  So thanks to my little darling I can now say with certainty that these are just as…

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TASTY CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

TASTY CARNITAS with ROASTED CORN SALSA

When Captain makes a request for something specific from the galley, the Kat does her best to comply.  Francois has been asking for pulled pork anything for some time now so tonight I broke out the pressure cooker to assuage his cravings.  The important thing to remember is that the cut of meat has to be a rather fatty one.  I’ve tried to make pulled pork with tenderloin before and the results were a bit dry.  You can always fudge…

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MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA what you will need for eight 6″ pieces 1 French baguette 2 sausages (I used 1 chorizo and 1 spicy Italian) 1 can refried beans 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup sliced black olives 1 cup shredded mozzarella putting together some easy deliciousness Slice baguette lengthwise then cut into 6″ pieces.  Depending on the length of the baguette it should  give you 8 pieces. Remove sausage from casings and cook breaking…

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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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MEXICAN FONDU

MEXICAN FONDU

One of our last suppers on the water for this season, served in my all time favourite manner… finger food with accompanying beverage of choice… AKA !Happy Hour! I made sure it was relatively nutritionally balanced (protein, carbs and vegetables)… Ingredients easily available… Minimal cooking… And so very fun to make…and enjoy… MEXICAN FONDU (at least 4 very generous servings) 1 lb extra lean ground beef (I’ve also used ground turkey and spicy sausage) 8 oz cream cheese 1 large…

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