Ideas on What to Prepare for the Skipper: Recipes and Snack Ideas
Since your skipper is working up a sweat putting up the sails, keeping the crew happy, fixing crossed anchors or picking up members of the crew at late hours of the morning... salads or a bag of potato chips won't do as sustenance! He will need solid meals to stay alive so here are some simple and easy recipes to make everyone happy on board!
Now with the possibility of adding a hostess on board your yacht, even you and the skipper can have the opportunity to eat well throughout the week, learn some new recipes and invite new friends on board to show off the culinary talent of your hostess... what a luxury!
This is the first year that TYW has added the concept of a hostess. They have been working hard all week, making sure the skippers are being fed their super foods to help them with the early mornings and active afternoons.
Recipes to Make Onboard Straight from the Hostess:
Name: Cecilia (Cissi) Zarins, Hostess Instructor
Have you served on a boat before: Yes, many times, this is my fourth season as a hostess. I started out in Greece working for the Navegare charting company
Favorite thing to make on board: Mushroom risotto with parmesan
Easiest dish to please: Surprising my crew with a lovely cheese platter that will appear spontaneously onboard.
What inspires you in the kitchen: Diverse cultures, something easy to find on The Yacht Week!
Mushroom Risotto (Serves 4) by Cecilia
- 2 finely chopped onions
- 2 chopped garlic cloves or to taste
- Olive oil
- 4 cups arborio rice
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 8 cups vegetable stock (start to boil 8 cups of water with 1-2 vegetable stock cubes)
- Salt and pepper
- Mushrooms and other fungi
Name: Alexandra Ericsson, Hostess Trainee
What can you make besides food on board: Cocktails - my specialties are girly fruit drinks like daiquiris and pina colodas
Most important meal of the day and what: Dinner with lots of meat and red wine
When you're not on the boat you are: Studying, working at a hotel bar and teaching youngsters how to swim
Easy snack ideas for skippers:
- Banana and biscuits
- Yogurt and muesli
- Toasties: hot sandwiches with cheese and ham
- Couscous salad with feta or pasta salad
Best meal you could make on board to surprise the crew: Start with mussels in a white wine sauce with fresh bread to dip, accompanied by a glass of ice cold champagne. End with barbecued meat sauteed with mushrooms and onions all marinated together in a red wine sauce.