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Simple Recipes for Cooking On a Boat – 9 Easy Recipes & Tips!

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Sailing is one of the most exciting ventures you can ever undertake. There are a lot of experiences and new things to learn while aboard. However, you and your crew will need a constant supply of energy and nutrients throughout the trip. Below are 9 simple recipes for cooking on a boat. The best thing is that you can prepare some dishes beforehand and some can be cooked aboard.

 

1. SALSA CHICKEN

 

INGREDIENTS

· 4 pieces of boneless and skinless chicken (preferably breast halves)Salsa Chicken on a plate

· 1 cup of salsa.

· 1 cup of cheddar cheese (shredded).

· 4 teaspoons of taco seasoning.

· 2 tablespoons of sour cream.

 

PREPARATION

Place the chicken pieces on a lightly greased baking tray or dish. Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly on the chicken pieces and then pour the salsa over the combination. Preheat the oven to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Celsius.

Bake the chicken pieces at this temperature until the chicken is tender with a golden brown hue and clear of the juices. This should take about 25 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on the chicken pieces and bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

The cheese should have melted and appear bubbly. According to your preference, you can top it with sour cream. Serve while hot.

 

2. GARLIC CHICKEN

 

INGREDIENTS

· 4 pieces of boneless and skinless chicken (breast halves)garlic chicken on a plate

· 3 teaspoons of butter.

· 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.

· 1 teaspoon of onion powder.

· 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt.

 

PREPARATION

Set the heat to medium temperature and melt the butter using a large skillet. Add the chicken pieces and sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder and seasoning salt. Sauté the mixture for about 10 to 15 minutes until the chicken pieces are evenly cooked on either side. Serve while hot.

 

3. BREAKFAST PIES

 

INGREDIENTS

· 3/4 pounds of sausage.breakfast-pie on plate

· 3 beaten eggs.

· 3 tablespoons of milk.

· 1/2 a cup of Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (shredded).

· 1/8 cup of minced onions.

· 1/8 cup of minced green bell pepper.

· 1 can of biscuit dough (refrigerated).

 

PREPARATION

Mix the sausage, onion and green pepper in a large skillet and cook over medium set heat until the sausage gets an even brown hue. Drain the mixture then crumbles it and set it aside. Divide the dough into 10 separate biscuits. Then line the bottom and sides of 10 muffin cups after flattening the cookies out.

Place the sausage mixture evenly on all the muffin cups. Mix the milk and the beaten eggs and distribute the mixture between the cups. You can then sprinkle each top with the cheese. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius.

 

4. MONGOLIAN BEEF WITH SPRING ONION

 

INGREDIENTS

· 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil or olive oil.Mongolian Beef with spring onions on a plate

· 1 cup of vegetable oil.

· 1 pound of beef steak (sliced ¼ inch thick diagonally).

· 1 tablespoon of garlic (chopped finely).

· 1/5 teaspoon of grated ginger root.

· 1/3  cup of soy sauce.

· 1/3 cup of water.

· 2/3 cup of sugar (dark brown).

· ¼ cup of cornstarch.

· 2 bunches of green onions.

 

PREPARATION

Cook the garlic and ginger in 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil over medium set the heat for about 30 seconds. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar and water. Set the heat to medium-high and cook for an additional 4 minutes. The sugar should dissolve and the sauce should boil and thicken slightly. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.

Stir the cornstarch into the beef in a bowl making sure to thoroughly coat it. Allow the beef to sit for 10 minutes (The cornstarch will absorb the juices from the beef). Heat the cup of vegetable oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit in a deep skillet.

Remove excess cornstarch from the beef and add them to the oil a few at a time. Fry while briefly stirring for about 2 minutes or until the edges turn brown and become crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove the beef from the hot oil and drain the excess oil using paper towels.

Transfer the oil from the skillet into a pan over medium set to heat. Cook the beef slices in the pan while pouring the sauce you set aside. Stir briefly then add the green onions. Once the mixture has boiled, cook for about 2 minutes or until the onions turn bright green and become soft.

 

5. BROILED SCALLOPS

 

INGREDIENTS

· 1 and 1/2 pounds of bay scallops.broiled-scallops on a plate

· 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

· 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

· 1 tablespoon of garlic salt.

 

PREPARATION

Rinse the bay scallops and place them in a baking tray or pan. Sprinkle with the melted butter, lemon juice, and garlic salt. Turn the broiler on and broil the mixture until the scallops get a golden hue. This should take about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve while hot.

 

6. FRENCH TOAST

 

INGREDIENTS

· 2 slices of bread.french-toast on a plate

· 1 egg.

· 1/3 cup of milk.

· 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

· 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

· 1 pinch of salt.

 

PREPARATION

Mix and beat the egg, milk, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon. Soak the slices of bread in the mixture until they are well coated on each side (about 20 seconds). Cook the bread in an oiled skillet over medium set heat until all sides are crisp and turn light brown then serve while hot.

 

7. BERRY PARFAITS

 

INGREDIENTS

· 2 cups of sliced strawberries.berry-parfait in a cup

· 2 cups of vanilla yogurt.

· 1 cup of granola.

· 3 cups of blueberries (assorted berries)

· 1 banana.

· 1 tablespoon of honey.

 

PREPARATION

Place 3 a cups of strawberries into two large glasses. Add 2 cups of yogurt into each glass. Top with ¼ cups of granola. Place the remaining strawberry slices into glasses and top them with slices of banana.

Add the blueberries evenly into the glasses and top with the remaining yogurt. Distribute the remaining granola over the yogurt. Sweeten each glass with honey and serve cold.

 

8. EASY HUMMUS

 

INGREDIENTS

· 1 can of garbanzo beans.hummus on a plate

· 2 ounces of sliced jalapeno pepper.

· 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

· 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin.

· 3 garlic cloves.

 

PREPARATION

Combine the beans, cumin, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor or blender. Blend until it is smooth and serve cold.

 

9. NACHO CHEESE SAUCE

 

INGREDIENTS

· 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.nacho-cheese on a plate

· 2 tablespoons of butter.

· 1 cup of milk.

· 7 slices of American cheese.

· 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

 

PREPARATION

Stir in the flour after melting the butter in a pan over medium set to heat. Add the milk and stir until the mixture becomes thick.

Add the cheese and salt and stir continuously. Cook for an additional 15 minutes until all the ingredients blend well and the cheese melts.

 

TIPS

  1. One of the most important things to do is plan ahead of every sailing trip. Make sure that you have enough food ingredients packed to last more than the scheduled seven days. The boat should have ample storage room for the food supplies and complementary items.

2. It is also good practice to avoid carrying along cooking appliances that consume too much power or take up a lot of space on the boat.

3. Also, it is important to mark food cans for identification purposes just in case the labels come off during the trip.

 

IN CONCLUSION

There are many other easy recipes to prepare that you can try out while aboard. Your diet does not have to take a hit just because you are on a sailing trip. With proper planning and preparation, cooking on a boat trip can be just like cooking in the comfort of your home.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I love your recipes!
    I’m not one to who spends a great amount of time on boats where I have to cook as well, but these are quick easy meal choices to prepare for anyone at home too.

    I especially like the Mongolian beef recipe though I tend to stay away from beef here in Thailand as it can be a little tough. Do you think this would tenderize it a bit so I could try it?

    • Hi Emma,

      Thank you for the compliment, it’s always good to hear positive feedback!

      Indeed, you definitely can cook these recipes at home, they are very easy and simple.

      If you want some good tips on how to tenderize beef you can read more about it in the following link

      I hope it helped. Feel free to drop me a message if you need to know more information. I will be more than happy to help:)

  2. I am yet to hit the sea for an adventure. But I do need to say that these recipes are to die for. I am already feeling hungry. I don’t know about you but do u ever feel seasick when cooking on a boat? My favourite recipe will have to be the seafood ones. Honestly I am down for Seafood on a boat and maybe some cheese and wine. And I’ll be ready to die. Haha. Love your website. Will try to cook one of these babies sometime.

    • Hi there,
      Yes, I did suffer from sickness and not just when cooking, but also during the trip. I used to take patches and today when I feel sick; then I just drink a cup of cold tea with ginger in it, and I am ready to go:)
      Seafood is very digestible, and as I am a fan of sea fish as well, my favorite recipe is broiled scallop.
      For breakfast, I would choose the French bread. It is absolutely delicious!
      Thank you for the comment, I really appreciate and wish you a fantastic day!

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