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 […]

Read Me 1 Comment

ASIAN-INSPIRED MEATBALLS with CUCUMBER SALAD

‘Tis the season filled with shopping, facing crowds, traffic. The season filled with over-scheduling.  The season filled with stress for some.  Well, if I can offer you just one super easy and super delicious recipe to serve to your guests, one that can be prepared a little in advance then I am one very happy Galley Kat. This post is actually two recipes in one […]

Read Me 1 Comment

BRINED PORK CHOP with RICE (pressure cooker)

Not too many days left now before our dear R.E.D. is wrapped strapped and tarped for the winter months.  This doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a few last meals onboard. Most of my galley has been emptied of cooking gear but I’ve kept my treasured pressure cook onboard for one last hurrah.  The list of ingredients for this meal was minimal: a couple of pork […]

Read Me Leave comment

IRISH WHISKEY GRILLED BABY BACK RIBS

This one is far too good not to share.  You could use your own fave barbecue sauce but if you don’t mind simmering up this amazing mixture of tangy spicy rich thick sauce, please do feel free to use over and over and over again.  At the beginning of each season I make up a batch and bring it onboard.  Two cups of this sauce […]

Read Me 5 Comments

PORK and MUSHROOM STEW

I am one scattered Galley Kat these days. It tends to happen to me each year around this time when schedules (holiday parties, and a rather large family gathering), obligations (finishing off the last of our Power and Sail courses and meetings) and what-I-would-rather-be-doing collide (my list is long). So I started making lists which helps somewhat. Shopping lists, what to cook and when lists, […]

Read Me Leave comment

SWEET MEAD INFUSED PORK TENDERLOIN

A sweet gift of Sweet Mead, a rich very sweet digestive or aperitif served chilled, prompted this next recipe. SWEET MEAD INFUSED PORK TENDERLOIN 1 pork tenderloin 2/3 cup sweet mead, divided 10-12 dried apricots oil sea salt & pepper Poke tenderloin liberally with a skewer or tooth pick. Place in a food bag with 1/3 cup mead, seal and refrigerate for 24 hours. Place […]

Read Me 3 Comments

PORK RAGU on CREAMY POLENTA

Hearty belly-warming stews are a welcome meal after a chilly day out and about, Hiking, camping or on the water, there’s nothing like that rich thick flavour. What’s even better is not having to spend the hour or three cooking time that is usual to capture that rich Ragu flavour. Soooo…. I tried a little something new…. a Ragu made with pork tenderloin instead of […]

Read Me Leave comment

PARMESAN-CRUSTED BRINED PORK CHOPS

I am SO over this cold weather!! Visions of summer on the water and back-of-the-boat grilling have even started to invade my dreams. I am choosing to disregard yet another day of snow fall and prepare something more in line with warmer days to come. After the success of brining pork chops I have vowed that never again will there be rock hard hunks of […]

Read Me Leave comment

CAPTAIN COOKS – BABY BACK BEER RIBS

Our weather here in the Great White North, has been on a meteorological roller coaster lately. (actually, Montreal isn’t exactly so far North but it is great and white) Yesterday it was 0 ° C (32 ° F) and tonight it is supposed to dip down to -22 ° C (-7.6 ° F) Mother Nature is such a tease! Anyway, yesterday gave us some hope […]

Read Me Leave comment

CAPTAIN COOKS GARLIC RUM PORK LOIN

Captain is at it again… Something that involves a grill, a hunk of meat and a healthy splash of rum sounds like a real winner for boaters …or anyone for that matter… …gotta love his apron! A gift many years ago from my kids – suits him very well don’t you think? Oh and the cap?…well that’s just attitude. GARLIC RUM PORK LOIN 4 generous […]

Read Me Leave comment