Barbecue 8The Galley Guys may not be able to achieve the impossible, but we're always open to doing the unlikely so, while wasting a sunny Sunday afternoon on the boat we were seized by an idea – real men barbecue quiche!

It was about midday and we wanted something flavorful, filling and that would pair well with a glass of wine, but it was too early to want a heavy meal like a steak. Burgers seemed too predictable and sandwiches just didn't seem like anything special at all.

Particularly when you will need to drive home later in the day, the idea of making a nice branch makes good sense. Relax and enjoy the best part of the day, have your glass of wine and then switch to water for the afternoon to be ready for that drive home in the summer weekend traffic - yahoo.

There’s something elegant about brunch that also appeals to the Galley Guys and part of that is to make something a little special. There are premade and frozen quiche meals on the market so that would be fast and easy, but doing the prep work with friends is perhaps the best part of any meal and the added whimsy of doing a quiche on the barbecue makes it that much more of an adventure.

Barbecue 6The other thing is that although many cruising sailboats are equipped with an oven, it's not so common on powerboats, even larger ones these days, but anybody who's serious about spending time on their boat, seems to have a barbecue.

For this article and to get nice photographs, we again turned to our great friend Jan Willem De Jong, Managing Director at Neptunus Yachts and with tongue-in-cheek, we invited him to play host to our quiche barbecue brunch. He brought over his gorgeous Neptunus 550 Express with its spacious and well-equipped galley. The yacht has a beautiful dining set up on the aft deck.

The Galley Guys met up with him at Harbor West in Hamilton and we moored beside another big Neptunus. We were favored with a glorious sunny afternoon – just the kind that great boating memories are made of.

I have a simple but favorite brunch recipe for quiche and a salad that I'm happy to share. We started out with a simple salad of bitter greens with cherry tomatoes, chopped yellow and red peppers tossed in a homemade vinaigrette – just oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

For the quiche crust, we turned to a simple and inexpensive trick – we brought along a premade crust. Don’t tell anyone but the frozen Tenderflake Deep Dish pie crust, ready to bake and already in an aluminum pie pan. That’s a good feature and we’ll explain why in a moment. Here is the quiche recipe:

12 bacon slices
four eggs
2 cups whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 pound natural Swiss cheese shredded

Optional:
a few asparagus spears
carmelized onions and / or red peppers

Have an Instant Read thermometer ready. We have a Weber model and for about $20, it does a great job.

Barbecue 1We placed the Tenderflake frozen pie crust, aluminum pie pan and all, into a Pyrex pie dish. This left a little space between the Pyrexand the aluminum pie plate which helps to prevent burning the crust.

In a skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon slices until crisp and brown. This can be done ahead of time at home if you keep it refrigerated. It’s best to crumble the bacon as soon as it’s cooked.

As you are preparing the other ingredients, turn the barbecue to high and using your instant read thermometer, preheat to 425°F.

Spread the crumbled bacon pieces into the pie crust while the barbecue heats up. With a wire whisk, place the eggs in a mixing bowl and beat the eggs, cream, salt and nutmeg together. Then stir in the cheese.

Barbecue 2Barbecue 3Barbecue 4Barbecue 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pour the egg mixture into the pie crustand place the quiche in the middle and close the lid. Back the heat down until your instant read thermometer indicates that your barbecue has reached 325°F. Plan to bake about 35 minutes at that temperature and and check by inserting a knife or the instant read thermometer into the centre of the quiche. If it comes out clean, the Quiche is cooked. By the way, the asparagus spears were perfect – tender but firm and a bit carmelized.

Let the quiche stand about 10 minutes before serving.

Because the Galley Guys are very Canadian, we paired the quiche with a Cave Spring Reisling from the nearby Niagara region. The crisp citrus and apple notes seemed to work nicely with the rich quiche and the Swiss cheese. It’s also a reasonably priced wine, but we could also have gone with Mimosas, Perrier, or just great coffee.

Not matter what your choice there, don’t be afraid to try something new and unconventional with your BBQ. Remember, real men BBQ Quiche!

Related Articles
Galley Guys
  • 22 May 2019
  • By Ethan

CY goes up the Shannon

When Canadian boaters explore the rest of of the world, it’s frequently aboard a vessel of some sort. Canadian Yachting’s Galley Guy mainstays Greg and John got away prior to launching their own...

DIY & How to

  • Prev
If you’ve spent any time in a boat yard during spring commissioning season, you won’t find it out ...
As a busy marine mechanic, I tend to have the same or similar conversations often, and they’re ...
This time of year, great deals abound. That boat with the ‘for sale’ sign looks quite attractive. ...
For less than US$2,500, Jim Leshaw, a lawyer who lives and works in Key Biscayne, Florida, ...
Each spring, I tend to notice canvas. I wish it was because it’s been immaculately maintained and ...
I’ve had two emails over the past few weeks with a count-down to launch (47 days per the last ...
Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods ...
Winter is a great time to look at some of the hidden spaces on your boat – to take stock of what is ...
When a boat is in the water, the bilge will often collect water that enters the boat from weather, ...
Recently I suggested doing an off-season (winter) project with a potential client, and my ...

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

Read more about gasoline containing ethanol......

 

  

Boat Reviews

  • Prev
The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St ...
ILCA is seeking new builders to complement its existing network of manufacturers, the International ...
Nelson Gilbert (1854-1921) began building canoes in Brockville in the 1890s, a time when the sport ...
I have heard a lot of talk lately about trends in yacht clubs where senior membership is getting ...
To get you in the mood for cruising the Boat Show then launching in spring, here’s a boat that ...
Quite simply, the styles of boats have changed. Where in past years a buyer might have been looking ...
At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Sometimes a great idea requires an encore, and French yacht builder Jeanneau got that with the ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...

Four WInns HD 180By Andy Adams

The Four Winns HD 180 is the kind of family boat I love to drive and enjoy. It’s very approachable, even for less experienced drivers and the accommodations and scale are like a comfortable family car or SUV. It all feels familiar and part of that is the Volvo Penta V6 200 SX stern drive. The engine is inboard; built into the boat and unobtrusive in use.

That is unless you shove the throttles open. Then the performance side of the Volvo Penta V6 200 appears with instant throttle response, partly a result of the variable valve timing and partly because of the direct injection system. 

Read more about the Four WInns HD 180.......

 

ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

Read More about the ILCA Dinghy............

Destinations

  • Prev
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...
If you haven’t cruised the Rideau Canal before, you have missed a special treat and even if you ...
At the 2019 Vancouver International Boat Show I had the pleasure of meeting up with Allyson and ...
Following the harsh impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The British Virgin Islands is making an ...
For the adventurous boater Bunsby Marine Provincial Park is a special place, situated due south of ...
There is good anchoring in Cowichan Bay and nearby, and salt water enough to make any boater happy. ...
We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set ...
The Halifax waterfront has been attracting more and more large yachts in recent years. However, a ...
Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population ...
Vancouver-based Big Blue Yacht Charters Worldwide owner Emma Murdoch explains that luxury crewed ...


The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

Read more about the Hindson Marina..........

 

Marine Products

  • Prev
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Forespar has just introduced a new smaller size version of their ...
As boaters we all have a very unique connection to the water and all the opportunities it presents. ...
Edited by the Quebec Marine Association under the direction of L'Escale Nautique (producer of the ...
Blue Guard has announced the general availability of the BG-One, a solid-state bilge pump switch, ...
With the introduction of the Ion Power Basic, a safe Lithium Ion battery formulated with Lithium, ...
Finding a car brand that you enjoy while it does what you need can be tough, as they can be ...
Yikes! No boat refrigeration? You’ve Got to be Kidding me!! But then again, true campers don’t use ...
The Walker Bay Venture 14 claims to be the world’s first luxury Explorer Sport Tender. It is ...
Mercury Marine is pleased to announce the launch of the new MerCruiser V8 6.2L 370hp Jet Ready ...
My history with the Cayenne goes back many years, as I was at the launch of the original vehicle ...