PICKLE BRINE POTATO and GREEN BEAN SALAD with GRILLED STEAK

I’m afraid that I’m hooked on spicy extreme beans.  It used to be dill pickles but oh that spice and crunch sends me over the moon.  I buy them in large jars but recently the frugal Galley Kat in me was resenting wasting all that tasty brine. So I made me some pickle brine potato and green bean salad.  Within a few minutes pressure cooked […]

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BRINED PORK CHOP with RICE (pressure cooker)

Not too many days left now before our dear R.E.D. is wrapped strapped and tarped for the winter months.  This doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a few last meals onboard. Most of my galley has been emptied of cooking gear but I’ve kept my treasured pressure cook onboard for one last hurrah.  The list of ingredients for this meal was minimal: a couple of pork […]

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SARAMURA – ROMANIAN BRINED FISH

A member of a FaceBook group that I belong to mentioned ‘googling’ Romanian Fish Brine for ideas on how to cook fresh fish. Curious, I set out on find what this fish brining was all about. I found several and the following description: “Saramură is a traditional Romanian dish, generally based on different kinds of fish, especially in Dobrogea, and dried or smoked meat in […]

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PARMESAN-CRUSTED BRINED PORK CHOPS

I am SO over this cold weather!! Visions of summer on the water and back-of-the-boat grilling have even started to invade my dreams. I am choosing to disregard yet another day of snow fall and prepare something more in line with warmer days to come. After the success of brining pork chops I have vowed that never again will there be rock hard hunks of […]

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BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS

  How’s that for alliteration… …the beer brine… …the barbecue… …and the breasts… BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS 2 boneless chicken breasts 1 bottle beer (I used Guinness) 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp whole cloves 1 tbsp peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup brown sugar 2-3 tbsp butter, melted 2-3 tsp chili powder Plan ahead and place chicken breasts with all but […]

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BRINED PORK CHOPS

I’ve never been very successful in cooking pork chops. They usually turn out dry and hard, so I thought I would try brining. I have cooked juicy chickens with this method so why not other meats?   There is no particular formula No precise proportions Just start with the following: 1/4 cup sea salt 4 cups water The rest is your choice.   This time […]

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