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QUINOA and LENTIL SPROUT SALAD

QUINOA and LENTIL SPROUT SALAD

Captain François and I have a challenge going on in our land galley. He actually asked to create another of his marvelous meals for a Captain Cooks blog post (his recipe here) and my task was to come up with an equally delicious accompanying side dish. Since his choice has a definite Asian (ginger and soya) flare to it, I wanted to come up with something complimentary. Here’s my contribution… Isn’t this pretty?   All fresh and crispy looking and…

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MAKE AHEAD SALAD

MAKE AHEAD SALAD

Recently I came across an interesting blog post from one of my faves Shutterbean She really spoke to the always-oraganized-person-I-wish-I-were-but-never-quite-get-there. What I did take away from the gist of the article was her way of eating more salads. Onboard our boat fresh greens aren’t always available and when we do get a chance to provision veggies the greens are the most fragile to store properly. I routinely sprout to supplement our stock (link to my sprouting antics) but I thought…

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CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC POACHED PLUMS with BUFFALO MOZZARELLA

CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC POACHED PLUMS with BUFFALO MOZZARELLA

Here’s another little culinary treat for you Galley Peeps. That wonderful chocolate balsamic vinegar is safely hidden away in my cupboard, but it keeps calling to me. …especially after that memorable grilled cheese So rich, so delicious! This time I used it to enhance some fresh plums, added in some toasted almonds, a sprinkle of herbes de Provence and fresh Buffalo mozzarella. CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC POACHED PLUMS with BUFFALO MOZZARELLA 2 servings 2 tbsp slivered almonds 2 fresh plums (I had…

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SEAFOOD BROCHETTES with WATERMELON LENTIL SALAD

SEAFOOD BROCHETTES with WATERMELON LENTIL SALAD

Isn’t there still room in our summer for an easy delicious salad and something from the grill? Sure is! SEAFOOD BROCHETTES with WATERMELON LENTIL SALAD For Brochettes 8 large scallops 16 shrimp (large enough that 2 wrap around each scallop), peeled, tails on 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 crushed garlic sea salt & pepper 8 x 6″ skewers (see Galley Kat Notes below) For salad 1/4 cup olive oil 1 garlic clove,…

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PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO DRESSING

PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO DRESSING

This salad has quickly become our favourite. I made it the other night for our last summer land-based dinner party. We ate the leftovers the next day, and I quickly ran to the store to get more ingredients to reproduce. The crunch, the hint of spice (both radish and jalapeño), the wonderfully rich tangy avocado dressing all that freshness!!   PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD with AVOCADO DRESSING 1 bunch of radishes, cleaned and quartered 1 English cucumber, quartered 1 jalapeno, seeds…

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R.E.D. QUINOA SALAD

R.E.D. QUINOA SALAD

I’m getting back into my boat rhythm. For those of you land-based folks it may be hard to understand but having to get used to working in confined spaces takes a day or two of adjusting. Captain Francois and I have to rebalance what I call our ‘boat dance’, manoeuvring around each other, without knocking things, or each other over. Over the past winter in our land kitchen, I kept my galley mentality in tact as much as possible, carefully…

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MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA

MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA

Summery and fresh tasting. Just perfect for your next/first barbecue… MINTED MELON SALAD with FETA 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce salt and pepper to taste 4 tbsp olive oil 4 cups of cubed watermelon 1 generous handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/2 cup sliced black olives 2 green onions, sliced 1/4 cup scrumbled feta In your serving bowl whisk together lemon juice and tabasco. Whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper Add the…

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LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

Orzo is such a versatile little pasta. Great in soups, casseroles and salads… Perfect used in side dishes or as a main headliner. Easy to cook and one little bag goes a long way.   LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD 4 side servings 4 cups cooked cooled orzo 1 tbsp olive oil juice & zest from 1 lemon 2 green onions, sliced 2-3 mini cucumbers, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped sea salt and freshly…

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SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD

SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD

Continuing on with the salad train, here is another fresh and easy recipe that makes a wonderful bursting with flavour main course meal. I used shrimp for this version, but adding some tuna or grilled chicken would be equally as good… SHRIMP CORN BLACK BEAN SALAD 4 side servings 2 generous main servings 2 cups raw uncooked medium shrimp 2 cup fresh corn cut off the cobs (about 4 cobs) 2 tbsp lime juice 4 tbsp butter 2 tbsp chopped…

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ASPARAGUS CORN SALAD

ASPARAGUS CORN SALAD

I hope you aren’t getting too bored with my salad recipes yet. Our local markets are filled with wonderfully fresh asparagus, so I’m trying to take advantage of it while I can. ASPARAGUS CORN SALAD 1 bunch asparagus 1 cup corn niblets 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1 handful parsley, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp agave syrup salt and pepper to taste Cut asparagus into 1″ pieces. Blanch quickly…

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