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PAT’S PERFECT PASTA (plus bonus recipe for Mushroom and Sage Pasta Dish)

PAT’S PERFECT PASTA (plus bonus recipe for Mushroom and Sage Pasta Dish)

Have you ever tried to make your own pasta? Friends have told me it’s super easy.  Recent guests to our humble seaside home said they make pasta for lobster filled ravioli….oh, be still my seafood loving beating heart! And recently someone from social media posted a picture of his outdoor pasta making.  So, I thought to myself, if he can easily make it in a camping environment, I can certainly make it in my teeny tiny galley.  Then low and…

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ROASTED PEPPER AND MOZZARELLA SALAD

ROASTED PEPPER AND MOZZARELLA SALAD

Want a super easy and SO tasty salad to go with your next grilled supper?  The cool thing is that it can be made with all fresh ingredients: peppers, parsley, garlic.  Or for us folks on boats who don’t always have access to the fresh things, you can use bottled roasted peppers and Gourmet Garden parsley and garlic.  Garlic is very easy to store onboard but I always provision tubes of the Gourmet Garden for back-up.  My faves are parsley,…

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BASIL AOLI

BASIL AOLI

Making aoli is so easy to do. With just a handful of ingredients and an immersion blender you can whip up a wonderful sauce in seconds, to serve with your next fish dinner, use as a sandwich spread or smeared on your burger. BASIL AOLI 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 egg 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 small garlic cloves, chopped 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup good quality EVOO Add basil, garlic, egg, lemon juice…

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LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD

LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD

photo by Wolfram Schubert Hey there Galley Peeps, the Kat will be away again, this time only briefly. Here is something yummy to snack on while I’m away… …ricotta, artichokes, spices and some tangy lemon…   …mix it all together…     LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD 2 cups ricotta 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2-3 cloves garlic, grated 1 can artichokes, well drained and chopped 1/2 cup grated parmesan 1 tsp dried chilis 1 tsp dried chives 1/2 tsp sea salt…

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FOCACCIA

FOCACCIA

Captain François said the French have a saying: ‘Ce n’est pas le pain qui vous fait engraisser. C’est ce que vous metter sur le pain’ (‘It’s not the bread that makes you fat. It’s what you put on the bread’) So let’s put some healthy stuff on that bread…. My Bread-in-a-Bag was such an easy and encouraging success I decided to make focaccia. It’s one of those foods that is great for snacking or a meal in itself, eaten warm…

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SNAIL TAPAS

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 cup chopped 1 can snails, drained 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes smoked paprika chopped parsley to…

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CAPRESE SOUP

CAPRESE SOUP

This soup is easy enough in its original form but it requires roasting the tomaotes and garlic. I could roast fresh tomatoes and garlic on the barbecue but thought I would try to simplify it even further. There wouldn’t always be fresh tomatoes on board and if there were I would rather use them ‘as is’ in a salad instead of sacrificing them to cooking. Garlic I usually do have a good supply of though and throwing a bulb or…

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SOPA DE AJO

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 chose to make this like Spanish egg drop soup by gently whisking the eggs into…

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PRESERVED GOAT MILK YOGURT CHEESE BALLS

PRESERVED GOAT MILK YOGURT CHEESE BALLS

Last year I posted a recipe for making yogurt cheese (link). I realized that it wouldn’t be practical for me to make onboard for the obvious reason of limited refrigeration space.   So I tried a bit of creativity and came up with this option…     PRESERVED GOAT MILK YOGURT CHEESE BALLS Follow the link above for making the yogurt cheese. (this time I used goat milk Greek yogurt) When it has reached a fairly firm state remove from…

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