Best meals for 8-10 days

swami 805

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My first trip on the supreme the first “snack “ was oysters Rockefeller and clams casino. That was before dinner Javier absolutely killed it
 
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ReelDealAngler-

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Being a type 2 diabetic on insulin I am always checking my blood sugar. On a rocking boat there is constant exercise and find some low numbers even with the excellent food. Has me many times in the galley at midnight to 1 A.M. getting a snack. While carbs are bad I find a need for some in my meal to level up.
SUGAR is a nasty drug... IMO it's what is making America fat and obese (as well as us having a higher rate of diabetics than other countries). Diabetics are unique and they have to watch their sugar intake even closer than others and of course there is the bad sugar vs. not so bad sugar discussion... same with carbs... some are a lot better for you than others and you need carbs. I have trained my brain to look at food in general as "body fuel" rather than a reward or a temporary fix to any cravings I might have. There is something about that old phrase "you are what you eat" that makes a lot of sense to me... my grandfather who was a boxer for many years and was always in good shape with lots of energy even as he got older used to say: "a lot of people are digging their grave with their own teeth"... he was Scottish and the Scots have a lot of phrases that are sarcastic in nature, but are so very true when you think about the message delivered in them! Obviously your genetics has a lot to do with how you process food and your immune system fends off bad side effects... your digestive tract and stomach make up 70%+ of your natural immune system.

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Jones-White

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Handmade 22' V hull Dory. (Jeff Spira Design)
One of the in control factors for a trip is the meals. Do you have a favorite boat in regards to the meals served. Also afternoon snacks and soup. Hot cereal for breakfast?
Hot cereal.. Do you drink your beer warm too?
 

fujirose

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Jim Fujitani
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I'm surprise no one has mentioned Drew when he was cooking on the RS. Simply amazing what he can do in the galley of a moving and rocking vessel.
Drew (Rivera) was back on the RS last August, but worked the deck. He said he came back, and to work the deck by choice. And he preferred to work the deck, different responsibilities and time constraints during a trip. Our loss..... but then again, he can work the galley in a pinch, and no one would complain.
 

Fincutter

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Sincere kudos to all the fantastic boat-chefs and more power to those who enjoy all of their offerings. But I wish that at least one boat/trip would try a different approach.

Simple,
healthy food helps me feel more prepared for battle (whereas the typical meals make me feel a bit sluggish). And simple food would be cheaper, allowing $ to go toward extra fishing days.

The one thing I'd really like, however, is a good cup of coffee in the morning.

I totally get that I'm in the minority and that most SD customers
want four star meals. I just wish that there was an option or two that would put more focus on health/cost (and good coffee).

That said, I really enjoyed the Huevos Rancheros on the Indy.
 
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Artois

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Mike on the Rooster has been trained Le Cordon Bleu. Damn spoiled we are to get a rare employee with talent and personality. His assistant Chefy is also a blast to ride with.

Thanks for your input on the other boats...
His potatoes are insane!
 

Tom Honaker

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Tom Honaker
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Drew (Rivera) was back on the RS last August, but worked the deck. He said he came back, and to work the deck by choice. And he preferred to work the deck, different responsibilities and time constraints during a trip. Our loss..... but then again, he can work the galley in a pinch, and no one would complain.
Drew is a world class chef! He is very wordly, done a lot of traveling, and in my opinion one of the best chefs to step in the galley of a long range vessel. His food is second to none! Great guy all around in my book! I know he splits his time from on the deck,to the galley. Cameron, one of the chefs is pretty damn good too! My last trip when he cooked, fantastic!
 

Squid Sammich

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To be determined
Only been on a few different boats and although the food was always great what really stood out to me was how long and hard the galley guys work to keep everyone fat and happy. They are usually up before most and still up after most. The San Diego fleet and it’s customers are blessed to have the service and amenities that sets them apart from any other fleet the world over.
 

marlindog

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Of the current LR fleet I have fished the Excel, Spirit of Adventure, Independence, Royal Star, Shogun; Intrepid, Vagabond, and many that no longer exist. I do around four trips a year for last 30 years. To my thinking/taste Drew Rivera from the Royal Star was the best. Have to say Brian Torres on the Intrpid has really impressed me recently.
Food/taste is pretty subjective.
 

fujirose

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Jim Fujitani
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Another Chef, Jeff (Grant?), who used to run the galley on the RS opposite of Drew, was absolutely fantastic with sauces. The last I heard, he was enticed by one of the larger LR boats, and making their clientele very happy.
 
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Tom Honaker

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Another Chef, Jeff (Grant?), who used to run the galley on the RS opposite of Drew, was absolutely fantastic with sauces. The last I heard, he was enticed by one of the larger LR boats, and making their clientele very happy.
My last trip on the Star, Cameron was cooking. It was excellent! He did some seared ahi that was to die for!