Foody Favorites for Your Yachting Adventure
Whether this is the maiden voyage aboard your new yacht or you are an old hand at yachting, there is always room for new meal ideas while on your holiday voyages. After all, some meals are always enjoyed on board and whether you enjoy preparing them yourself or you have your crew accomplish the task, new foody favorites are always a welcome addition. Lighthouse Point Yacht Club offers these tips on the best foods for your yachting adventure.
Making the List
There are some ingredients which should always be on board for your next yachting adventure. Why? They offer a good base for creating dishes, and you can add fresh ingredients in local ports you visit during your journey. The list of ingredients include your favorite pastas and breads, as well as rice, eggs, milk, cheese, meat, veggies, and fruits. Obviously, you can replenish your supply along the way, but this will get you started with a good foundation for delectable meals on board.
Cooking and Dining On Board
One of the main goals when cooking onboard is to ensure a delightful repast that is not time-consuming in its preparation. Some easy options include salads topped with your favorite proteins, pasta dishes with island veggies and seafood, as well as quick meals like carbonara or bruschetta, and other similar options.
It is important to keep in mind, the appliances on board your vessel, which should include refrigerator, stove, grill, oven, microwave, icemaker, and more. It is likely that your onboard kitchen is fully equipped, so you can prepare any meal you like easily, but again simplicity and deliciousness are the key to an enjoyable journey.
Among the popular, easily accessible options to add to your foundational ingredients in the Caribbean region are proteins like flying fish and grouper, as well as shellfish, specifically conch and crab, as well as pork, chicken, and goat. Peppers are plentiful, but take care to not add too much! Pigeon peas, plantains, and cassava make interesting additions, while papaya, coconut, mango, guava, and passion fruit are sure to please any palate.
A Few Addition Tips When Cooking On Board
While your vessel’s kitchen is likely equipped with all the comforts of home, the one limitation is often size. A galley kitchen has limited space, even on a yacht, so you want to ensure you have the needed cooking equipment, including a pot/pan with a locking lid, just in case rough weather strikes. Everyone who will be using the kitchen should know how to safely control the supply of fuel and light the stove/oven. Gas should be turned off when not in use, and dangerous should be stowed properly when not in use.
Keep in mind, many fruits and vegetables don’t require refrigeration and will stay fresh for days, even longer. You can also add grains, seeds, and nuts to your list, to deliver both fiber and protein easily. Don’t forget your favorite beverages, tea, coffee, etc. Remember, you can also prepare some favorites in advance like muffins and breads.
Exploring Restaurant Offerings While in Port
Of course, you’ll also want to explore some of the best local dining spots at each port of call. Don’t be afraid to try something completely different and experience the culture of the areas you visit – there is much to see, do, and enjoy!
Make Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Your Home Port
If you have chosen Lighthouse Point Yacht Club as your home port, you can enjoy exceptional dining from the expert culinary team. From brunch to dinner, you can enjoy innovated dishes crafted from premium ingredients at the height of freshness including the freshest seafood and organic vegetables in the region.