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Lanzarote to Cabo Verde – Day 7 / Logblog 4

Cooking while on passage is taking some sort of form and shape even in a rolling pantry with 2.5m waves around us resulting in the risk of an extra pinch of salt if the wave hits at the right moment.

My view on this dish is that the tuna steak goes well together with the saffron rice topped with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. Supplemented with some tomato slices aside, it provides a fresh note to the yummy dinner at sea!

I look forward for Susan to arrive and prepare some more dishes from our new ONE Pan cooking book from Jamie, perfectly compiled for boaties.

Fair winds… 

Lanzarote to Cabo Verde – Day 7 / Logblog 1

We just passed midnight and I made a pot of tea, fine Moroccan Mint Tea from a teashop in Arrecife. Not sure why, but it is one of the finest mint teas I have had so far and perhaps the vicinity to Morocco makes the difference. In the meantime we have passed Morocco and are sailing along the Western Sahara, which is 200 plus nautical miles to the East from us. Mauritania with its Cape Blanc will be next before we reach Cabo Verde out in the Atlantic.

I had a sunset dinner, very nice. Tuna is back on the menu card as I took three stakes with me from San Sebastian de La Gomera, which need to be consumed. One is gone, second will be and Omelett tomorrw morning and finally tuna steak on safran risotto rice.

I have learned to manage cooking even in higher waves as its good for the mood.

There will be some photos added here a bit later, again sunset photos. Today was special sunset, not a single cloud and a bit of moon showing up for a short while saying hello.

The wind has increased as predicted to around 20kn and we are a bit faster on the way. Also the current flipped again and gives us an additional 0.3 to 0.5kn speed over ground. It is interessting, that even out here we face hours against the current and supporting us. We have also reached the peak of the mountain top, from now onwards it will be downhill sailing. Less than 400nm left out of the total slightly above 800nm for the overall passage. It is a good milestone reached.

Despite the fact that I feel pretty rested and relaxed the ship´s kobold visited us today for a short while. As ususal I could not exactly understand what she or he was talking about but someone was chitchatting onboard. As I have heard the kobold a few times by now, I have started to ignore. Was just wondering that this mysterium turned up although I am rested. Perhaps not, and I better get some more sleep now.

Fair winds…

🐟…Wahoo again…😋

What to do with 1kg fresh Wahoo filet? To start off, I decided, that my light lunch today will be a Wahoo steak with some Avocado dip, topped with some local grown Thymian. I learned that Avocados are also grown on La Gomera and wonder, what else you cannot get on this island. Still learning every day, but bottom line is, that my learning curve is much steeper compared to the days before this adventure started.😉

Fair winds…

Wahoo steak with Avocado dip.

😋…Wahoo party…👌

Anne and Marcel from SY Zeezot.
Petra, Jan & Tobi from SY Sutje.

It got late last night, well 11:30pm, not to bad. I got invited from Anne and Marcel for a very nice dinner. Wahoo was on the menu, fresh from a local fishing boat. Petra contributed a delicious potato salad and myself the desert, a sweet melon gazpacho.

Wahoo is an interesting and same time healthy and very fine tasting fish. Fresh from the ocean, no farming. First time experience and it stays on my list.

Enjoyed the accompany very much including 🦮 Gara, the lively 8 month dog from a local sanctuary.

Fair winds…

😋…tuna steak à la Babs…👌

Served with a heavy red from a local winemaker.

Amazing recipe for a tuna steak dish, coming from Babs – SY Momentum of Fal – and I wanted Susan to try.

Roasted potato wedges at the bottom, tuna steak on the top and the difference makes the rucola salad as the mid layer getting heated up slightly from bottom and top while you dig in and tend to scoff rather taking it gently.

Tobias Grau joined us for the candle light dinner tonight.

Fair winds…

😋…cooking inspiration…👌

The inspiration for this concept and recipe comes from Elke, Co-Skipper of SY Christina. As I miss Asian food and had some Udon noodles left in the pantry, I decided to give it a go. Quickly purchased the missing ingridients in Puerto del Carmen and heated up the pan after a busy day. We are in the lucky situation to purchase even exotic ingredients somewhere in the supermarket nearby although I could not get fresh beansprouts and spinach so I had to live with canned and frozen alternatives.

Nevertheless, the result encourages me to keep experimenting and to explore the fascination of food. This dish was further proof of the infinite variety of cooking creativity. 

The following video shows you the detailed steps to prepare this exotic dish from South Korea.

Fair winds & good night. 

Pumpkin à la Faial…😋

I had some pumpkin left, which I got from Babs. Made a spagetti dish out of it with  ham, carrot, plenty of garlic in melted Gorgonzola, topped with Sao Jorge 12month aged cheese flakes. Pumpkin is  a good superfood with a lot of nutrients. Keeps fresh for a long time. Made for boaties. Fair winds…

Fiesta Nacional de Espãna

Today is national day in Spain devoted to Columbus discovering America on 12th October 1492.  To me it was Leif Eriksson in 1021 but that can obviously be debated. What does it really matter?!? It was another sugar day in paradise.🙏

I celebrate with a good fresh tuna steak from the Pescadéria in Puerto del Carmen and a spanish red. Besides that, some projects got completed but others have opened up. As a boaty you can be happy, if the To Do List stays constant rather than getting longer every day. Fair winds…

😋…Melon of Santa Maria…😋

Apart from many other excellent fruits and vegetables cultivated across the Azores,  the melon produced only here on Santa Maria Island requires special attention. With a splash of Kefir into its core and a spoon to dig into it, you will not stop until hitting the pure bark. They call it a gastronomic wonder.

Extremely tempting!

☝️…Lapas grelhadas…😋

The culinary adventure continuous. I went to the market hall today and my objective was to get a fresh Veja fish filet again before heading South. Besides Tuna and Cavala I like this Veja fish, fresh from the ocean, very much. Hm…no Veja catch last night…plan B had to come into play. Instead they had limpets, fresh from Pico, the neighbouring island.

Got half a kilo of slugs and a pack of Bolo do Caco with a decent bottle of rosé wine from Alentejo to go with it.

My goodness! The food world is endless…full time job to explore!😂

Fair winds…

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