Shrimp & Artichokes

One of the things I loved when cruising was seeing a shrimp boat come into our anchorage.  We learned to dinghy over and see if they’d sell part of their catch — and were never turned down.  While we loved boiled and steamed shrimp (see my article on preparing it), over time I created several new recipes based on whatever was still on hand.

A wonderful, simple and elegant dinner -- and if you don't have shrimp, substitute chicken or a fish fillet.Below, you can see my version of Shrimp & Artichokes, along with the story of our first “celebration from afar” where we shared a meal with some of our best friends — Jan and David Irons (they’re in the photo, but it’s from a bareboat charter we were on together) — who were over 1400 miles away on their boat.

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13 Comments
  • Stephen on Facebook
    Posted at 05 December 2011 Reply

    This is sooo goin on my Christmas Eve menu.

  • on Facebook
    Posted at 05 December 2011 Reply

    Now that you mention it, I think the first time I made it was for Christmas Eve — it’s so simple and really elegant! Enjoy! -Carolyn

  • Moyia Clark on Facebook
    Posted at 25 April 2012 Reply

    I am making this for dinner tonight at my home as a practice for company on our boat!

  • The Boat Galley on Facebook
    Posted at 25 April 2012 Reply

    Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

  • Brittany Stephen Meyers on Facebook
    Posted at 24 October 2012 Reply

    “white wine”…mmmmm….thanks for reminding me, it’s 6pm! 😉

  • The Boat Galley on Facebook
    Posted at 24 October 2012 Reply

    We’ve spent all afternoon cleaning the bottom of the dinghy before it gets stored for the winter. I wouldn’t say we neglected it over the summer, just that it was always in use! A quick shower and then I’m ready for the wine, too!

  • Brittany Stephen Meyers on Facebook
    Posted at 24 October 2012 Reply

    Cheers!! 😉

  • Richard M. Burger
    Posted at 22 May 2014 Reply

    I’ll be trying this aboard this weekend. Thanks.

  • Ron Dionne
    Posted at 04 July 2016 Reply

    Canned artichokes ?? Last time I ate those was above the Arctic Circle working for big oil. That’s like eating PEI mussels farmed in China. Sorry.

    • Carolyn Shearlock
      Posted at 04 July 2016 Reply

      When we’re in the US, I can get fresh. Anywhere else, it’s canned! Better than no artichokes . . .

  • Candise Ferguson Krakowiak
    Posted at 04 July 2016 Reply

    Happy fourth to you Boat Galley!!

  • Anne Ellingsen
    Posted at 04 July 2016 Reply

    Cheers Carolyn & Dave Happy July 4! From a Canadian follower

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