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Chocolate brownies on a cake plate decorated with spring flowers April 3rd, 2020 | bread & pastries

Chocolate brownies

Three different types of chocolate ensure a stunning melt in this recipe. White chocolate, bitter and milk chocolate combine here to create an incredibly juicy chocolate dream.

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Indonesian Gado Gado, a colorful vegetable plate with boiled egg halves, fried tofu, krupuk and peanut sauce March 27th, 2020 | main dishes

Indonesian Gado Gado – a delicious “blend”

Gado Gado is an Indonesian national dish (one of the few without rice) that could be described as a large, colorful vegetable plate with exotic peanut dressing. If Gado Gado is served in the crew mess, my dearest captain usually gets a bright and proud message from an Indonesian crewmember: “Today it’s Gado Gado, Captain!” Because he likes this dish so much, we now prepare it at home from time to time…

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Hazelnuts in and in front of a basket for my nut bread recipe March 13th, 2020 | bread & pastries

A nut bread recipe and how I became a hazelnut godmother

I recently saw a report on child labor during the hazelnut harvest in Turkey. The post made me sad. But is there an alternative? Hazelnuts grown in Germany? I looked around and found what I was looking for: at the gates of Berlin on the Windkind farm with David and Silvia.

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Breton galettes with goat merguez and pepper cream March 7th, 2020 | main dishes

Breton galettes with goat merguez and pepper cream

Fine food from France! In Brittany, the thin pancakes made from nutty buckwheat flour are often served with savory fillings, such as a spicy Merguez sausage. Raisins, mint and parsley together with the creamy-fruity pepper sauce balance the spiciness of the merguez. Vive la France!

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Oriental meatball skewer with kale and yoghurt dip and herb salad on a flatbread February 28th, 2020 | main dishes

Oriental meatballs with kale and yoghurt dip

One last time kale this season! A delicious – and healthy – yoghurt dip with kale and lots of fresh herbs – with spicy meatballs. If this is not a simple and really delicious, oriental-flavored meal!

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Gratinated sauerkrat rolls February 21st, 2020 | main dishes

Pasta & Sauerkraut – why not?

The sauerkraut classic from Max and Moritz – who doesn’t know it? My recipe for sauerkraut rolls, however, doesn’t have much to do with the hearty, heavy and “typically German” side dish of knuckle and meat loaf. Homemade pasta dough wraps the vitamin-packed sauerkraut – and if you leave out the bacon, it’ll even be vegetarian!

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venison fillet under a walnut and herb crust with physalis sauteed in butter, fried polenta slices and an elderberry gravy February 14th, 2020 | main dishes

Venison fillet with walnut and herb crust and elderberry gravy

Valentine’s Day – and unfortunately no smiley in the calendar… That means my dearest captain is at sea… and so there is no Valentine’s Captain’s Dinner this year 🙁 . For those who have their loved one at home and want to spoil them with a feast, I have exactly the right recipe here: venison fillet with walnut and herb crust and fine side dishes!

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Fried polenta slices February 13th, 2020 | side dishes

Fried polenta slices

Why always dumplings, spaetzle or potatoes? Polenta slices are an ideal accompaniment to all stews and all dishes with a good sauce. In the past, polenta was considered “poor people” food. Today it finds its way into our kitchen. OK then!

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Fennel meatballs with vegetables on creamy polenta February 6th, 2020 | main dishes

Fennel meatballs with vegetables on creamy polenta

Ready to eat in thirty minutes and so delicious! Creamy polenta with vegetables cooked to the bite and spicy roasted meatballs. An absolutely after-work and family-friendly dish that always succeeds!

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Monkfish ragout with vermouth sauce December 15th, 2019 | main dishes

Monkfish ragout with vermouth sauce

A pan full of flavors and enjoyment! In this French dish, the monkfish is prepared with garlic, tomatoes and crème fraîche. The monkfish ragout with vermouth sauce needs only 30 minutes to prepare – and yet is so classy and delicious.

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