SEA SALT GALLEY KAT

SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY

This recipe caught my eye… so pretty… so simple… (and I had one lonely steak in the freezer which didn’t want to be left behind when boating season starts)       SIMPLE BEEF STIR FRY Adapted from The Clever Carrot 2 servings   for sauce 2 tbsp soya sauce (or Bragg seasoning) 2 tbsp honey 1/4 cup beef broth 1 generous tsp cornstarch Whisk […]

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HAM and SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE

WHEN EASTER HAS PASSED… All this talk about baked hams and scalloped potatoes has left me craving Easter food. Not those chocolate eggs but the real food of which childhood memories are made. I’m talking about rich creamy scalloped potatoes.. I don’t have my Mom’s recipe but I do remember that she used to also make the best new potatoes in a creamy parsley sauce. […]

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NECTARINE CAPRESSE SALAD

This is such a simple, versatile and pretty salad.   Peaches or other firm stone fruit like peaches or plums can be swapped out for the nectarines. Mint can be exchanged for the basil. The balsamic vinegar reduction can be done in advance in quantity and used for adding flavour to a number of dishes or dressing up a salad. I made some for last […]

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GOAT MILK PANEER

Who knew making cheese could be so easy… …just 3 ingredients… …and voilà – goat cheese! Easy, fresh, healthy supper. Tuna fish cakes, bulgar & kale salad (link), stove top pita (link) and paneer. PANEER 1 quart goat milk (or whole cow’s milk) Avoid UHT – ultra high temperature – as it won’t separate 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp sea salt In saucepan […]

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BLACKBERRY LEMON ‘MUFFIN’ CAKE

  No oven…no problem… not when I have my stove top Omnia Oven onboard… Had a hunger for a little something sweet for breakfast this morning… …a little something sweet with some aged cheddar… …not too sweet though, and look at all those yummy blackberries… BLACKBERRY LEMON ‘MUFFIN’ CAKE (‘muffin’ because this is my muffin recipe of course) You can half the recipe to make […]

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EASTER ABOARD

Well not quite aboard… still a lot of water to subside before our R.E.D. is ready for another season… but the Galley Kat is making plans… and dreaming… Traditional Easter dinners at our house would include baked ham, all poked with cloves and covered in pineapple slices and my Mom’s brown sugar glaze (remember those Good Housekeeping pictures?), scalloped potatoes (still the best I have […]

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GREEN EGGS and HAM

Green Eggs and Ham for Easter breakfast… …a few simple ingredients… …just a couple of minutes of prep time… GREEN EGGS and HAM 4 boiled eggs (link to the perfect boiled egg) 1 avocado pinch chili flakes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp minced jalapeño 1 tbsp minced onion 2 tbsp minced parsley healthy pinch of sea […]

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SOPA DE AJO

In celebration of National Garlic Day… Spanish Garlic Soup is super easy, super healthy and super inexpensive to make. I made this with being onboard in mind – that is to say with limited fresh ingredients. There isn’t really a right or wrong way of making it. Sometimes chopped Spanish ham is added. Quite often the eggs are poached on top of the soup. I […]

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CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE

  What started out as a Happy Hour blog post turned into a full scale meal… …some Mache greens drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sprinkled with salt & pepper and grated parmesan completed this Happy-Hour-turned-main-course. CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE 12 fresh cheese & spinach ravioli cooking oil 1 cup of your favourite marinara sauce 6 Merguez sausage, cut into 2″ pieces 1 egg […]

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PAJEON with DIPPING SAUCE

Several years ago we visited my daughter who was then teaching in South Korea. My first meal that first evening was Pajeon, a delicate, tasty, tender onion pancake. We returned to the same restaurant several times over our three-week stay, they were that good. I had four little green onions staring at me from the refrigerator this morning.. right beside my jar of kimchi paste […]

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