MUSSEL STEW

When I was a kid my Mom used to, very rarely, buy a pint of fresh oysters in their liquor, to make the most memorable rich oyster stew. I’ve never made it myself but I can close my eyes and still bring back the sensory memories of how it tasted.. all buttery and creamy. From our feast of Steamed Garlic Leek Mussels, I had a […]

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STEAMED GARLIC, LEEK MUSSELS

Last spring I posted #3 of my 44 Classic French Meals You Need to Try Before You Die Moules à la Merinère or French Sailors’ Mussels. We don’t enjoy then often enough but it really is one of the easiest one pot meals ever, not to mention delicious and elegant… What to do with some fresh herbs and a leek?…. STEAMED GARLIC, LEEK MUSSELS 4 […]

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ESCARGOTS VOL AU VENT

Sounds fancy but it’s not. Snails are not everyone’s cup of tea but one little can easily feeds two of us and it’s not expensive …and yes I brought two cans onboard with us this summer The first was for a very good Snails Tapas (recipe here). The second can was of course my contingency. One is good then two must be better. So here is […]

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SNAIL TAPAS

OK… Now this one I am really pleased with… An inexpensive can of snails, some Spanish ham, roasted tomatoes, A little garlic & onion, spicy paprika… Toasted Tuscan bread.. A sacrificed splash of wine… …equals… a really good and super easy one pan meal.   SNAIL TAPAS …here’s what I used… 2 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped 1/3 cup chopped onion Serrano ham, about 1/2-2/3 […]

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STORMS and TASTY LEMON, BASIL & PASTIS INFUSED SHRIMP RISOTTO

Now that I have perfected my basic Risotto on a Boat and since I have some shrimp in the cooler and a beautiful bouquet of basil begging to be used… (a little boat alliteration) …and to give the barbecue(er) a break. …and since this rainy thunder stormy day has cooled things off I can afford to heat up the cabin a bit… LEMON, BASIL, & […]

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OPENING THE SEASON WITH AN OLD FAVOURITE

Now you get to see first hand what I’ve been telling you about our little galley. Because of some modifications, things are easier to access even though my actual work space hasn’t changed. Moving the cooler to port side has proven to be a real plus. (Captain Francois’ winter project) I created this blog at the end of our first boating season last year to […]

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ASIAN FISH & SHRIMP BURGERS

  ASIAN FISH & SHRIMP BURGERS 2 filets white fish 1 cup medium shrimp (approximately 10) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 garlic clove, grated 1 egg Gomachio (see link) 1 cup Panko , divided 3 tbsp Japanese vinaigrette (see Galley Kat Note below) 1 tbsp grated ginger 1 green onion, chopped sea salt & pepper to taste coconut oil for frying Chop fish and shrimp […]

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ONE PAN SHRIMP & GREENS with PASTA

Here is another easy pasta dish, packed full of flavour. Spring peas and sweet peppers… Succulent shrimp…   …with a handful of fresh herbs, greens and a healthy splash of lemon….     ONE PAN SHRIMP & GREENS with PASTA   Pasta (I used Asian Green Tea Noodles) 1 generous tbsp coconut oil 1/2 chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped white wine to deglaze 1 […]

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PASTA with R.E.D. CLAM SAUCE

Just a few simple ingredients… …some colourful veggies…   PASTA with R.E.D. CLAM SAUCE 2-3 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small onion,chopped 1 leek, white only, chopped 1 red pepper, seeded & chopped 1 orange pepper, seeded & chopped 1 Serrano chili, chopped (for less spicy remove seeds) Sea salt & pepper 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1/2 […]

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GRILLED SCALLOPS with MANGO SALSA

I can’t get enough grilled scallops. They take so little time to cook and the simplest of seasonings make them melt-in-your-mouth delicious… ….a little spice, a little citrus… …a little butter, a little coconut oil… oh so simple… oh so good…   GRILLED SCALLOPS with MANGO SALSA 2 servings for salsa… 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped 1 avocado, chopped 1 serrano chili, minced juice […]

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