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Summer is coming! Need creative/tasty app ideas for a boat!

We entertain on our boat a lot, but repeatedly coming up with taste creative appetizers is getting trickier for me. Spiced peanuts, citrus marinated olives, creative dips, lovely crudites, dreamy cheese boards. We've done it all. I need fresh ideas for a new season. But w/ only a small fridge and microwave most of the work needs to be done at home, and brought onboard. I also have to keep in mind errant waves (so no beet-based ideas please). I figured boating and glamping (and even picnicking!) have a lot in common. Anyone have any fabulous ideas you're willing to share?

asked by Christina DeP 12 months ago
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added 12 months ago

I love serving pitted Medjool dates that have been stuffed with a tiny bit of feta cheese and a walnut half.

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pierino

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added 12 months ago

These sandwiches were almost invented with boats in mind. Imagine your resting aboard your boat in the Port Vieux of Marseilles. https://food52.com/recipes...

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added 12 months ago

When we were sailing around Sicily we used to have our reserve of canned white beans, canned tuna, Tropea onions (the red ones), Sicilian lemons and a bottle of good virgin olive oil.
A salad was quickly made and eaten, even when sailing Close-hauled.

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Kristen W.

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added 12 months ago

Gotta say, Your Guardian Chef, your life just sounds too damn good!

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added 12 months ago

Thank you Kristen, I guess it is all relative. We were sailing in Sicily when I was a teenager, eating onions with canned beans and tuna ! Here is a photo from the harbor in Monaco. They are eating oysters and lobsters ;-)

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Kristen W.

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added 12 months ago

I think it's the context of sailing around Sicily while eating canned tuna and onions that got me...that setting looks incredible - I hope I get to that part of the world someday!

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added 12 months ago

I agree with you, I have very nice memories. I do prefer the adventure of a canned tuna over a served lobster. Fishing squids at night and picking capers from the supporting stone walls of the climbing alleys of the Eolie Islands. Very much Montalbano Style !
I hope you will, it is still achievable price wise, but who knows how long that natural beauty will last !

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BerryBaby

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added 12 months ago

Anything on a little skewer...cherry tomatoes, cheese, olives, artichoke hearts or fruit skewers. They are easy to make and eat with no cleanup or mess. They can be made ahead of time and place in plastic bags for easy storage in the fridge.

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added 12 months ago

for active people eating meals, i once read that salad greens and some protein stuffed in pita bread are a good and handy way to eat.

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BerryBaby

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added 12 months ago

I've been making roll ups with tortillas filled with carrots, lettuce or shredded cabbage, avocado, green peppers and olives. They are delicious, easy to hold and cleanup is a breeze.

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