I'm interested what everyone else takes along to eat for a day on the water? We are getting kind of tired of our standard food selection. We normally take some of the following items.
Publix sushi. My favorite boat food but Bonnie doesn't like the cold rice, she thinks it tastes funny.
Chips and salsa, pistachios, peanuts, pretzels and other such snack foods.
Watermelon. Nothing better than ice cold watermelon on a hot day.
Hummus. I don't touch it, but Bonnie likes it.
And last but not least, BEER!
We don't carry a grill so we can't take anything that requires cooking.
The best thing from Publix has to be the shrimp...
Get the 16-20 count large/jumbo raw, deveined ,shell-on shrimp and have the seafood person steam them for you with a ridiculous amount of Old Bay seasoning. Immediately take them to the freezer section and cool them down for about 5 minutes to stop the cooking process. Chill in a cooler and serve with cocktail sauce or drawn butter. Great boat eats!!!
Another good thing from publix is their tarragon chicken salad or seafood salad, as a sandwich or with crackers. Sometimes I'll make chicken or seafood salad at home when we have more friends going out with us. The seafood salad also makes great seafood tostadas. I like things that do double duty, a hardy lunch or just a snack.
As John mentioned before, plenty of us have grills out here so feel free to ask about using one! I know if you see me cooking on ours, I have no problem throwing on some extra burgers, dogs or steaks(as long as there is an extra one for me). If your interested in doing cooking on the boat, I highly reccomend the Magma grills, they cook excellent and look great! Ebay has had some really sweet deal on these lately!
we usually take fresh loaves of bread cold cuts (deli meats boars head of course) some shrimp w cocktail sauce i always cook a fresh pot of rice with beans it stays warm no cooking or heating up required and wont go bad ...... lots of water paper plates and off we go. Rice will stay considerbly warm if you make it that day even in a tupperware.it fills youup and usually there is enough to go around ........you will never be hungry with a nice pot of rice with beans and maybe some shrimp or beef pork in it............. and if it does not have seafood it shouldnt spoil.......
We have a Food Dehydrator and we make our own Beef Jerky, it's a great snack when your out fishing.
When we go out fishing we like to take foods that are easy eats like anything thats ready to eat and requires no cooking or making, tupperware is your friend.
Since the last dozen trips boating have been fishing, I've had to adjust my food around the activity.
Foods that don't actually have to be touched (like an apple), but can be hed by the package (natural or
man-made) is good to keep the bait taste off the food. Despite the Bananna superstition, they are a great
source of quick to eat energy, that help keep cramps away when a hour long tug-of-war match occurs
with a large fish. Beef Jerky (as previously mentioned) Energy, or fruit bars. Sandwhiches in a wrapper.
Nothing salty, since the ocean air adds salt to the taste. Non caffinated, non carbinated drinks. On the
ocean, alcohol is not a good idea, because as a rule of thumb, (1) beer on the ocean, acts the same as
(3) on land (maybe to some thats a good thing(:-) ). Offshore fishing I have found that as soon as my line is wet,
and I try to pick food up, a fish decides to interupt, so rather than stopping finhing to eat, I make sure that
my food choices are compatable with fishing.
How about trying some ham and cream cheese rollups. Just burrito size flour tortillas with cream cheese spread on it and then layer ham. Roll up refregerate for an hour and then cut up into bite size pieces! Ummm they are amazing. Also they are really good if you substitute pimento cheese for the cream cheese and ham. Also very great!
NO JUNK FOOD
SLICES TOMATOE,GREEN YELLOW AND RED PEPERS , CELERIS AND CARROTS IN ONE BOX
YOUR CHOICE OF DEEP.
FRY BREADED BREAST CHICKEN AN OTHER BOX,
FRY SOME SHRIMPS WITH SOME GARLIC AN OTHER BOX
OLIVES CAN,AND DILLS
YOU CAN ADD :
TAKE A MACHED POTATO MIX WITH COUPLE EGGS AND PUT IN THE OVEN FOR 30 MINUTE AND YOU HAVE A GOOD
OMMELETTE TO CUT IN SLICES
SOME BERRE AND ENJOY YOUR NICE AND HEALTHY DAY AND IF YOU NEED MORE RECIPE EMAIL ME