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SMASHED CHEESE BURGERS

SMASHED CHEESE BURGERS

This next post is more about technique than recipe. You take a pound of ground beef, sauce it up with your fave barbecue sauce, form it into balls then smash the heck out of it with a spatuala.  Got your interest yet? Oh, yeah, then you flip it, top with cheese and stack the other two burgers on top. Looking good isn’t it all steamy and melty? Plop them onto a  couple of toasted buns and you’re ready to bite…

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CAPTAIN COOKS: BAKED HALIBUT in LEMON CREAM SAUCE

CAPTAIN COOKS: BAKED HALIBUT in LEMON CREAM SAUCE

He’s on a roll.  Second Captain Cooks in less than a week (his last creation here).  This time he made us an incredibly delicious fish dish in my daughter’s kitchen as we are currently homeless and at the time we hadn’t yet found a home for our boat. It is super easy to prepare.  Just season the fish well… Prepare the sauce and let it spend a few minutes  in the oven. Now that we are back on the water,…

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APRICOT GINGER BARBECUE SAUCE

APRICOT GINGER BARBECUE SAUCE

What to do when you’re moving and want to clear out some cupboards.  You make barbecue sauce. I had one jar of unopened apricot preserves, 4 lonely garlic cloves, and 2″ length of fresh ginger and some golden corn syrup (which I never use any more but has been hanging around forever because unpasteurized honey is now my go to sweetener of choice). A few tablespoons of soya sauce were left in my Bragg Aminos bottle and a slurp of…

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GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

Missing my land-based Friday happy hours. The one day of the week that was a no-cook zone.  I could prepare things in advance but the whole idea was to create a no fuss, easy on the Galley Kat end of the week kind of dinner when we both got home from work.  Sometimes I would get a little carried away (who me?) with new recipes to try but it was that one sacred day…no not Sunday….sacred in the sense that…

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TAGLIATELLE with MUSHROOM ESCARGOT CREAM SAUCE

TAGLIATELLE with MUSHROOM ESCARGOT CREAM SAUCE

Every time I cook with snails I feel kind of fancy for some reason.  I don’t know if it’s the French word ‘escargots’ but it sounds very exotic. It’s a surprisingly inexpensive addition to a meal as one little can is more than enough for two of us and because I added them to this very rich mushroom sauce ladled over buttery pasta it became a generous four servings. They make the best tapas (my fave recipe here) and a…

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SHRIMP IN BUTTERY BEER SAUCE

SHRIMP IN BUTTERY BEER SAUCE

I made these delicious little morsels for a recent cocktail-with-friends evening.  SO GOOD!…and so easy! I was so caught up in the preparations that I totally forgot to take more pictures.  Maybe one was all I needed.  Look at those succulent pink creatures bubbling in that tasty beer butter sauce.  I made them in advance then gently heated just prior to serving to take the chill off a bit.  Grab some cocktail forks or tooth picks and pass them with…

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STOVE TOP MEATLOAF (4 recipes in 1)

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 counter space, a hand pump sink to wash up, a one burner alcohol stove to…

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DRAGON SAUCE

DRAGON SAUCE

Got another good one for you Galley Peeps.  It’s one of those really versatile Asian-inspired sauces that work well with meats, seafood, fish, with pasta or rice and is far too easy to make and has evolved from many trials to my now ‘tried and true’ formula. Tonight I did the full meal deal and made it fresh,  then made some breaded chicken nuggets, braised fresh bok choy and serve with some pressure cooker jasmine rice.  I mean, really, three…

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IRISH WHISKEY GRILLED BABY BACK RIBS

IRISH WHISKEY GRILLED BABY BACK RIBS

This one is far too good not to share.  You could use your own fave barbecue sauce but if you don’t mind simmering up this amazing mixture of tangy spicy rich thick sauce, please do feel free to use over and over and over again.  At the beginning of each season I make up a batch and bring it onboard.  Two cups of this sauce goes a long way, keeps well refrigerated and is great slapped on not only ribs…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 19 and 20

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 19 and 20

We made it through another Whole 30 reboot day with our visitors. That Greek yogurt on the smoked salmon and waffled potatoes was hard to resist…but we did. The slice of bread and butter served with the lunch-time soup was so tempting…but we remained steadfast. And that glass of wine served with supper… really tough…but we endured. Breakfast Mashed Winter Vegetable Waffles with Smoked Salmon (click on the image for the recipe) Minus the Greek yogurt topping. Wheat flour omitted….

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