This was one of those ‘show stopper’ dinners.  Not at all a gourmet-ish type of meal, made with lowly ground beef and a simple gravy, yet somehow when we sat down to dine and took that first bite….wow!  The flavour of the gravy was amazing, the beef patties were surprisingly tender and that I had walked away four hours earlier to do other things made […]

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Although a lot of our meals are vegetarian, even vegan, we are anything but against animal protein.  And there are times when I actually crave a good feed of steak.  Today is that day. This will make an excellent boat meal once we are back on the water.  I even used one of our galley cooking pans to sauté the onions, pepper and mushrooms. Next, […]

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STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

You might be thinking ‘oh yeah another meatloaf recipe’.  You’re right in that practically everyone has a fave meatloaf recipe.  But this post (as with all of my others) is more about versatility for folks like us who spend a whole lot of time in tiny spaces and especially for me as chief Galley Kat, cooking in wee spaces with minimal resources, next to no […]

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  Sometimes the best meals are spontaneous, unplanned and made with onhand supplies. This super simple and really tasty supper was made with ingredients leftover from a recent Happy Hour appetizer (recipe for Steakhouse Bruschetta here) A little grilled steak (coated with my Coffee Cocoa Rub)…   …some  veggies …and Bam! Supper is ready! EASY STEAK TACOS   Print Author: Galley Kat Serves: 6 tortillas Ingredients […]

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Want a back-of-the-boat treat for your next docktail get-together? One that your guests will be talking about for a good long while? This is it! And if you make the main components in advance (steak grilled, tomatoes etc tossed, cheesy base whipped and bread toasted), all you have to do is assemble at the last minute and you will look like the Galley Star that […]

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When I asked Captain if he had any special requests for supper tonight, he thought for a moment then said: ‘How about Sloppy Joe’s?’ It’s been years since I made these or even heard the name mentioned. It’s a standard kid-friendly-easy-inexpensive-comfort sort of supper. I can’t even remember how I used to make them but remember ground beef and some sort of tomatoey concoction served […]

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CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Steak with Coffee Cocoa Rub

Our first barbecue at anchor and the Captain really aced dinner. Perfectly grilled steak with Galley Kat’s special rub Grilled radishes with Potato Puttanesca Salad on the side. COFFEE COCOA STEAK RUB 1 tbsp cracked coffee beans 1 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp cracked black pepper 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp sea salt Mix altogether and […]

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TVP or textured vegetable protein has turned out to be a very useful addition to our boat provisioning since it doesn’t require refrigeration (our little cooler space is at a premium). I don’t use it often but it is a great stand-in when a quick meal is required… and I mean quick… (see link to my vegan boat chili)   …once hydrated the TVP has […]

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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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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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