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

Baked Lobster 
 
Feb. 6, 2012 7:26 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2012 8:25 am
Living here in the Caribbean, we eat a lot of fresh fish and lobster, all of it caught by husband, T. We've had lobster boiled and steamed and grilled, but we tried baking it for the first time this week, and I think it's my new favorite! We have friends here this week staying in a condo


 so it was a great opportunity for T to give a little Caribbean lobster cooking lesson. (They are all divers and had caught dinner the night before, but had never prepared one.) The lobster tails were huge (generally not a good thing as they tend to be tough)! Husband split them and stuffed tons of butter between the meat and the shells.



Into a 350 oven for about 15-20, and wow, they were perfect! Very sweet and tender, and gone before I could get a photo! T had also removed the meat from the legs, and combined them with a crab he caught. He whipped them into a mousse with some heavy cream and filled little phylo shells. These were also baked for about 15 minutes and eaten just as fast!

We are house sitting for some friends this week- I love the view!


Part of the job is to use up the perishables in the fridge, so we didn't spend much on groceries this week, and this is what we ate:

Sunday was pizza
Monday husband made a chili in the slow cooker. If we do meat chili, we usually do ground beef, but we found some nice looking stew beef and used that instead. What a difference and my new favorite!
Tuesday was the lobster party
Wednesday was grilled chicken over a salad
Thursday I made beef gyros
Friday was pizza again
Saturday T made a wonderful home made chicken soup

We spent $45 of the $105 budget, so $60 into vacation fund!
Hope everyone has a great week, and thanks for stopping by!
 
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Feb. 6, 2012 5:12 pm
So, I'm dying to know... where do go on vacation when you live in paradise? Signed, green with envy:)
 
Feb. 7, 2012 9:43 am
Well, next vacation is Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Same weather as here, but all the big city stuff we miss!
 
Dec. 28, 2012 8:22 am
I AM FROM FLORIDA AND LOVE SEAFOOD. IF YOU HAVE ANY RECIPES THAT ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE NORM PLEASE PASS ME A FEW.
 
Dec. 28, 2012 8:25 am
DO YOU HAVE ANY ITALIAN RECIPES? I DATED A YOUNG LADY IN ITALY AND SHE MADE A SAUSE FROM CARROTS AND OLIVE OIL AND I CAN NOT SEEM TO FIND THE RECIPE. HAVE YOU EVER MADE SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
 
 
 
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Barbara K

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South Bend, Indiana, USA

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Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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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.
My favorite things to cook
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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