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FRESH DIGBY SCALLOP and GRILLED CORN CEVICHE

FRESH DIGBY SCALLOP and GRILLED CORN CEVICHE

Fresh is the name of the game here in the galley today.  Our local market just got in some fresh (never before frozen, or soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate) Digby scallops all plump and juicy.  Some green tomatoes and farm fresh corn on the cob came together to produce our supper tonight. I was feeling a little oink-ish and bought a whole pound of the little sea jewels planning on serving them as a main course although you could easily get…

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CAJUN FOIL PACKETS

CAJUN FOIL PACKETS

Grilling time folks and this rather tasty meal could never be easier.  Just gather all your ingredients together. Divide amongst four sheets of foil and season liberally. The limiting ingredient is the potatoes (depending on the size), so when they are done the rest will be fully cooked, about 20-30 minutes and the corn was so juicy and tender it didn’t even need added butter. These would make a great camp fire meal shared with friends.  We made four packets…

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CAPTAIN COOKS WARM POTATO and ZUCCHINI SALAD with SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP

CAPTAIN COOKS WARM POTATO and ZUCCHINI SALAD with SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP

It’s been far too long since I did a Captain Cooks post and what better way to kick off summer than with one of his yummy grilling recipes.  This one is so easy and the best part for she-who-is-in-charge-of-the-galley is there were so few dishes to wash up after…just one serving bowl, our dinner plates, forks and knives.  Oh, and Captain’s wine glass.  Can’t flip without a sip. The quantity of veggies and shrimp depends entirely on your appetite but…

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TAGLIATELLE with MUSHROOM ESCARGOT CREAM SAUCE

TAGLIATELLE with MUSHROOM ESCARGOT CREAM SAUCE

Every time I cook with snails I feel kind of fancy for some reason.  I don’t know if it’s the French word ‘escargots’ but it sounds very exotic. It’s a surprisingly inexpensive addition to a meal as one little can is more than enough for two of us and because I added them to this very rich mushroom sauce ladled over buttery pasta it became a generous four servings. They make the best tapas (my fave recipe here) and a…

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BAKED GREEK SHRIMP with TOMATOES and FETA

BAKED GREEK SHRIMP with TOMATOES and FETA

Now that the weather is improving…slowly…but any improvement is welcomed… I’m beginning to make plans for summer boat life.  This means easy quick meals, prepared with simple fresh ingredients. Tonight’s meal was one of those winners…so much so that although I made enough for two servings we both wished we could have gone back for seconds. Onions and lots of garlic sent wafts of intoxicating aromas through my land galley.  Fresh tomatoes and lots of parsley topped off the base…

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SHRIMP IN BUTTERY BEER SAUCE

SHRIMP IN BUTTERY BEER SAUCE

I made these delicious little morsels for a recent cocktail-with-friends evening.  SO GOOD!…and so easy! I was so caught up in the preparations that I totally forgot to take more pictures.  Maybe one was all I needed.  Look at those succulent pink creatures bubbling in that tasty beer butter sauce.  I made them in advance then gently heated just prior to serving to take the chill off a bit.  Grab some cocktail forks or tooth picks and pass them with…

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DECONSTRUCTED EGG ROLLS with SWEET and SOUR SAUCE

DECONSTRUCTED EGG ROLLS with SWEET and SOUR SAUCE

More and more I’m appreciating the beauty of using my pressure cooker.  A little sauté time and one minute under pressure and bang we were ready to eat.  In fact, it took less time than making the sweet and sour sauce and that took just five minutes. I kept half the cabbage slaw to add after pressure to give a little extra crunch to the mixture. We do love egg rolls but that we could enjoy these minus the extra…

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SPAGHETTI SQUASH AGLIO e OLIO with SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP

SPAGHETTI SQUASH AGLIO e OLIO with SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP

In keeping with our Whole30 reset, I made a typical pasta dish for tonight’s dinner using spaghetti squash to replace the ‘forbidden for now’ grain,  and since spaghetti squash is rather bland on its own, I spiced it up with some very zesty grilled shrimp and lots of garlic. I also omitted the Parmesan as per Whole30 regs but it would have added another layer of flavour.  Another thing I learned about spaghetti squash is that to get the longest…

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SHRIMP GUACAMOLE CANAPÉS

SHRIMP GUACAMOLE CANAPÉS

This is the second of two new recipes I wanted to try out for an upcoming cocktail party.  I was really encouraged with the first one – little Croque Monsieur bites. It was so good I ended up making full-sized Croque Monsieur that night for dinner. Smoked Salmon Croque Monsieur recipe here This next one, too, received rave reviews from my official but not-entirely-unbiased taste tester.  It’s very easy to make…little toasted or roasted sweet potato rounds, some smashed garlicy…

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THAI SHRIMP with MANGO COCONUT SAUCE

THAI SHRIMP with MANGO COCONUT SAUCE

This is a happy Happy Hour in the making.  Holiday season inspired and super easy to prepare…and I can now guarantee they are taste-tester approved. It’s fun presenting these as little individual servings….mango sauce served up in shot glassses or little port glasses. Let your guests grab a few extra shrimp on individual plates. So good!  So easy!  I’m now wishing I had made more. THAI SHRIMP with MANGO COCONUT SAUCE   Print Author: Galley Kat Ingredients 1 lb cooked large…

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