ONE POT CHICKEN PASTA CASSEROLE

We took the barbecue off the boat the other day in preparation for haulout next week which means our meals will be prepared totally à la Galley Kat. With Indian Summer gone and temperatures dropping, comfort food has become the order of the day… …some pasta of course… …a few chopped veggies… …sautéd, seasoned and savoury… …all ooy gooy and cheesy… ONE POT CHICKEN PASTA […]

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SEARED DUCK BREAST with CASSIS WINE REDUCTION and FIG

This is just a fancy way of saying I cooked a duck breast and made a really tasty sauce by simmering blackberry liqueur, some wine and fresh figs… SEARED DUCK BREAST with CASSIS WINE REDUCTION and FIGS 1 duck breast 10-12 freash basil leaves 2 tbsp cassis sea salt & pepper 4-6 fresh figs, cut in half 2 tbsp butter 1/4 cup dry red wine […]

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SRIRACHA HONEY CHICKEN WINGS

Oh but these were good! A bit of sweet… A bit of spicey… So much flavour… Make a big batch, grab a pile of napkins and prepare to get messy… …marinate for 1 hour… …cook in one pot… SRIRACHA HONEY CHICKEN WINGS 1 1/2 lb chicken wings (about 12) 1 tbsp oil 2 tsp sesame oil 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp […]

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PRESSURE COOKER UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS

In my search for some belly-warming comfort food for today’s dinner  memories of my Mom’s delicious Cabbage Rolls  came to mind.  One of my favourite ‘Momma’ meals… ground veal and rice wrapped in cabbage, simmered in a rich tomato sauce but it’s really time consuming to prepare. So I came up with a pressure cooker version for the boat, ready in just 20 minutes once […]

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TURKEY KABOBS on the GRILL

Yesterday’s weather/dinner plan misfire became tonight’s tasty sunset treat… (cold pouring rain does not a happy Captain make) …but tonight was an entirely different story… …these easy little Moroccan inspired turkey kabobs…   …with the addition of brown rice (pressure cooker ready in just 15 minutes)   …and some boat-grown sprouts, made a delicious sunset cockpit meal. TURKEY KABOBS 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 […]

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BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS

  How’s that for alliteration… …the beer brine… …the barbecue… …and the breasts… BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS 2 boneless chicken breasts 1 bottle beer (I used Guinness) 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp whole cloves 1 tbsp peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup brown sugar 2-3 tbsp butter, melted 2-3 tsp chili powder Plan ahead and place chicken breasts with all but […]

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PLAYING WITH MY FOOD

I can’t remember when I first discovered Foodie Dice, but I thought, ‘what an amazingly creative idea!’ If you ever have a cooking block and want to add a challenge to the ‘what to eat’ process, these are just the boost you need… (not to mention a super gift idea for your foodie friends) I used them for the first time today, gave them a […]

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MOROCCAN CHICKEN TAGINE

Here’s another really tasty and easy pressure cooker dinner. …a mild combination of spices… …juicy bits of browned chicken… …stewed in the pressure cooker for a mere 8 minutes… …an addition of chick peas and almonds and it’s all done…       MOROCCAN CHICKEN TAGINE 5 boneless chicken thighs cut into 1″ pieces 1 tbsp Moroccan spice (1/2 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 2 […]

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MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

Another snowy day in the Galley Kat neighbourhood… …and I needed to prepare a box lunch for Francois’ work day. …so I took the opportunity to try out these little pies that I found on the Betty Crocker site They are really versatile: ham, broccoli and cheese, totally veggie, or when limited to fresh things onboard… (tinned cocktail shrimp, lemon zest and drained & chopped […]

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SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Chicken 2 servings Chicken ingredients: 1 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 corn starch 1 eggs, beaten Salt, pepper, garlic powder for seasoning the chicken several tbsp vegetable oil (I used Grapeseed oil) 1/1 green pepper cut into chunks 1/2 each red & yellow bell pepper cut into chunks 1/2 cup pineapple chunks Sauce Ingredients: 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup ketchup […]

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