SEA SALT GALLEY KAT

R.E.D. SEASONING

I’ve heard so much about Old Bay Seasoning but I have yet to find it where we live so… thought I’d make my own version… Now, since I have no idea what Old Bay seasoning tastes like, I can’t say if this is similar or not but it makes a very tasty rub for fish, chicken, pork or beef… I call it R.E.D. Seasoning… R.E.D. […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #9

Hmm…blood pudding might sound a bit ghoulish to some… images of Sweeney Todd… …but I have fond memories of east coast Lunenburg Pudding – savoury, spicy… There were many tasty looking recipes using Black Pudding… one in particular with braised red cabbage and apple but the closer to boating season I get the more I want to simplify… so simplify I did… I made a […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #8

This next recipe is a standard… classic comfort food… and, of course, an easy fix up for the simplest of galleys… My Mom made it using up leftovers from Sunday’s roast beef dinner. I in turn made it for my kids so my recipe usually included ‘hiding’ lots of veggies in the mix. The classic version uses mainly onions, garlic and sometimes corn. Regardless…add…subtract… the […]

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PUDDING IN A PINCH

I bought a small package of chia seeds the other day at the market after reading so much about the health benefits…. Rich in manganese, phosphorous and calcium (makes my Kat bones stronger) Rich in fibre (we could all use more fibre) Packed with protein (have to create some new Meatless Monday recipes) Rich on Omega 3 (2 tbsp apparently my daily requirement) and my […]

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JAPANESE PANCAKES

OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pancakes) I can’t seem to get enough of these. Each bite is a flavour explosion with crunch. My version of Okonomiyaki is usually made with a mixture of cabbage and onion or broccoli slaw with the addition of chopped leftover grilled chicken. But today I decided to try root veggies… The beauty of these is that there are no set quantities but I’ll […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #7

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this… No preamble necessary… …and no altering the recipe to suit the simpest of galleys. #7 SOLE MEUNIÈRE 2 servings 2 – 4 sole filets 1/4 cup flour sea salt & pepper 2 tbsp cooking oil 2 tbsp butter for sauce… 1/4 cup butter 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley lemon wedges to garnish Rinse filets […]

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GRILLED ASPARAGUS w/ MISO BUTTER

Spring has sprung and the markets are filled with spring veggies… Have to take advantage of them while they last…   GRILLED ASPARAGUS w/ MISO BUTTER   inspired by the Tart Tart asparagus olive oil 2 parts butter 1 part miso eggs toast …toss asparagus in a bit of olive oil… …lightly salt and pepper… …grill until edges are lightly browned… Now for the eggs… […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #6

The queen of all soups. That pretty much sums it up… New York Times food critic Amanda Hesser describes it as “One of the strangest and most delicious soup recipes… By the time it is done, the ‘soup’ is like a savory bread pudding and the top has a thick, golden crust that your guests will fight to the death over.” I posted a recipe […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #5

This rich veal stew can easily be modified for simple life on the water. Instead of the multitude of steps, I reduced this delicious dish to just a few. From a fairly lenghthy cooking process it was ready within 30 minutes. The secret is to use lean tender veal tenderloin, requiring minimal cooking time.   #5   R.E.D. BLANQUETTE DE VEAU (Creamy veal stew) serves […]

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EARTH HOUR 2014

EARTH HOUR 2014 Candle-lit dinner tonight for this Galley Kat… …what won’t you be cooking?

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