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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

How to Make Caribbean Bouillabaisse 
Apr. 21, 2010 5:32 am 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2010 6:39 am

  Step One: Send your husband out to catch a lobster

Step Two: Have him grab a crab, too!

Step Three: Spear a big fish...
Step Four: Make a fish stock and add wine, potatoes, tomatoes, and
 carrots. Throw in a packet of bouillabase seasoning (cheating? maybe...but "we" have worked hard enough!) When everything has boiled for a while, add the rest of the lobster, crab and fish. Don't forget all the meat in the legs! See my post "Lobster Popcorn" for an easy way to get it all. Let it simmer while the fresh bread finishes baking.

Step Five: Invite a couple neighbors over and enjoy!
For the rest of the week, we did very well on the budget ($105) for the week...we only spent $70! This was in great part to our neighbors who left for the season and gave us what was left in their pantry- always appreciated, and this is what we ate:
Wednesday: Stir fry vegetables with rice
Thursday: Split pea soup
Friday: Lobster BBQ (next post maybe?)
Saturday: dinner out with a visiting friend...T had Wahoo and I had Beef Wellington
Sunday: Pasta with pesto made from basil out of our "garden"
Monday: Caribbean Bouillabaisse
Tuesday: Sandwiches with the last of our tomatoes from the garden, served with microwave potato chips (sounds weird but really good!)
Hope everyone has a great week!
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Apr. 21, 2010 5:38 am
Oh man! How I wish I could send my husband out to catch a lobster and crab!! I guess I can send him out to the seafood store to buy them, huh?? Just not the same....
Apr. 21, 2010 7:26 am
How lucky!! FRESH lobster and crab! I have to tell my boyfriend, he will be jealous - his favorite food is crab legs :o)
Apr. 21, 2010 7:30 am
I just wish my husband would be as willing to eat meatless meals as yours is.
Apr. 21, 2010 8:10 am
Wanna trade husbands?
Apr. 21, 2010 8:11 am
Do you have a spare bunk onboard? I'm coming down!!!
Apr. 21, 2010 10:23 am
Wow. . . I'd even help fish :)
Apr. 21, 2010 2:16 pm
All right! I've tried for a long, long time to catch lobster and crab. They must be some smart critters. I've fished for them on every inch of Lake Michigan. Great looking meal, Barbara!
Apr. 21, 2010 4:26 pm
Reminds me of the south of France!!! Maybe someday my wife will take me back there. Let somebody else catch all the fish. Great blogs Babs, keep it up. Your hubby's a good looking and LUCKY fella.
Apr. 21, 2010 4:50 pm
ahhhh......looks good....all of it!! thanks for the post!! maybe in my next life........
Apr. 21, 2010 4:52 pm
Wow, what a catch.. and the lobster & crab too!! Your hubby looks so good with those crustaceans!!
Apr. 22, 2010 5:27 am
Thanks! I am very lucky! Mike- I didn't think there were lobsters in Lake Michigan! Witchywoman, we actually have several spare bunks...amazing the use of space on a 37 foot boat!
Apr. 22, 2010 4:44 pm
Maybe, that's it?!
Apr. 24, 2010 6:03 am
Wow...I'm completely envious! What an interesting life you live. I've always wanted to live on the ocean, yet here I locked! Maybe some day...
Apr. 28, 2010 6:39 am
You are a happy person, Barbara! Live on a sailboat on sounds so exiting. I love seafood. Your hubby looks so good with crabs.
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I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
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I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
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My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
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There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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