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STOVE TOP TUNA ORZO CASSEROLE

STOVE TOP TUNA ORZO CASSEROLE

I love the versatility of orzo pasta.  It’s one of those comfort foods that goes so well added to soups, salads, casseroles, cooks relatively quickly compared to rice yet gives a similar toothy texture.  I’ve used it many times while on the water because one little package goes a long way and takes up so little space.  One of my fave recipes I’ll share with you, was from a time before Sea Salt Galley Kat existed: recipe here Today’s recipe…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

The process for this recipe may seem more time-consuming and complex for ‘just another grilled cheese’ but I have a plan for you, lover of leftovers that I am.  What began as a soup and sandwich supper will become the base for two more delicious meals. FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES what you will need 2 lbs onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 6 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 lb…

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LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

Orzo is such a versatile little pasta. Great in soups, casseroles and salads… Perfect used in side dishes or as a main headliner. Easy to cook and one little bag goes a long way.   LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD 4 side servings 4 cups cooked cooled orzo 1 tbsp olive oil juice & zest from 1 lemon 2 green onions, sliced 2-3 mini cucumbers, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2-4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped sea salt and freshly…

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CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD

CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD

I have been on a cauliflower kick lately. So many surprisingly delicious recipes that can be created using this unassuming vegetable. If you are ‘carb conscious’ as we aren’t, this is a real winner and great substitution for traditional potato salad and easily just as delicious…     CAULIFLOWER (not potato) SALAD 4 cups cooked (steamed) cauliflower florets 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 boiled eggs (yolks removed and set aside, whites chopped) 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt 1 tbsp…

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CAPTAIN COOKS – WHITE BEAN and HAM SOUP

CAPTAIN COOKS – WHITE BEAN and HAM SOUP

…Big surprise… no Pillsbury dough was sacrificed in the process! Captain François is diving into this galley cooking with such enthusiasm! Today I was allowed in for a brief period to bake some boat bread but then I had to retreat. I was allowed to take photos but that was it. He even made our preparing-dinner-cocktails (now that would be a great future post! – Captain’s Cocktails) WHITE BEAN and HAM SOUP Serves 8 2 cans of 19 oz white…

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GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN with PINEAPPLE SALSA and JASMINE RICE

GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN with PINEAPPLE SALSA and JASMINE RICE

I keep wafting back and forth between craving summer barbecuing and cold weather comfort food. No doubt that I am in denial that soon we will no longer be aboard our little chalet on the water. Today I’m in a summer frame of mind, so fire up that grill Galley peeps…… MARINADE for PORK 1 pork tenderloin 1/4 cup soya sauce (I use Bragg Seasoning) 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup dry sherry 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar 1/8 cup vegetable…

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PIZZA IN A PINCH

PIZZA IN A PINCH

We are big…huge…pizza lovers. It really is the perfect food. Versatile unlimited toppings, seasonings, oils veggies, meats and cheeses. There was that inspired moment last summer when I realized that we could be living on the boat and still enjoy pizza (link) Enter on the scene – Naan bread and now that I can make my own pita (link) Making real pizza dough onboard is more involved that I would like to be for now, which led me to this…

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FRENCH ONION SOUP

FRENCH ONION SOUP

I don’t actaully have a specific recipe for onion soup but it is so easy to throw together, even on a boat with limited resources… BOAT FRENCH ONION SOUP 2 cups caramelized onions 4 cups beef broth 2 tbsp flour 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup sherry or red wine French bread parmesan cheese, grated mozarella cheese, grated Add onions to a pot and gently heat Sprinkle flour over onions and stir to incorporate until flour is ‘cooked’ Add brandy and…

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CROCKPOT CARAMELIZED ONIONS

CROCKPOT CARAMELIZED ONIONS

I don’t have a crock pot onboard but was curious about the result of this method… 6 medium onions, sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp sea salt… …stir all together in crock pot and set for 10 hours or until preferred done-ness…   …Or… my onboard way of caramelizing.. same amount of onions as above 3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar Stir all over medium heat until golden (approximately 20-25 minute) Make…

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