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Salat mit Granatapfel-Dressing May 20th, 2019 | main dishes

Salad with pomegranate dressing

Pomegranates are power fruits, they spice up every salad. In this recipe, you use pomegranate syrup instead of the fresh seeds, so you avoid the annoying pitting of the pomegranate. This exotic oriental salad – together with flatbread and hummus – is a great summer entree.

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Hummus mit Joghurt May 18th, 2019 | side dishes

Hummus with yogurt – homemade!

Hummus is one of the tastiest and healthiest dips I can imagine. Perfect on the BBQ buffet, but also great for your veggie day with a colorful salad and flatbread. How to make the delicious oriental cream of chickpeas and sesame, I tell you in my today’s post.

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Asparagus with vanilla hollandaise, garnished with lemon balm April 25th, 2019 | main dishes

Vanilla hollandaise with asparagus

At home, we love the first asparagus in the season quite classically with smoked ham, Sauce Hollandaise and the first new potatoes. But then we love to have varieties. Since my dearest captain always likes to bring home the very best vanilla from his travels, there is nothing better than refining a hollandaise with it.

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Pink Roscoff onions before baking March 22nd, 2019 | side dishes

Stuffed Roscoff onions

Onions – in my kitchen nothing works without them. But whoever believes that one tastes like the other has not yet tasted Roscoff onions. The “l’oignon rosé” from Brittany, or Roscoff at Finistère in northwestern Brittany, is so fine and aromatic in taste that it easily becomes the main actor on the plate, for example as a stuffed onion.

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Swabian potato salad February 14th, 2019 | side dishes

Swabian potato salad on Valentine’s Day

No typical food on Valentine’s Day? Maybe not. But if your love is about 9,000 kilometers away since six weeks. And if he is still on duty for four more weeks… Valentine’s Day will be canceled anyway… So there is a pragmatic meal for the children and me: Swabian potato salad – with sausages or meatballs – or as we had it today with Skrei.

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Spaetzle, freshly prepared December 7th, 2018 | side dishes

Spaetzle homemade – there is nothing better

Spaetzle is a special German pasta. Of course, you can buy dried spaetzle, but I’m afraid they have nothing to do with fresh, home-made ones. Anyone who knows the taste of fresh spaetzle, never wants others again. So fluffy, so juicy, so delicious. Here’s the basic recipe.

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Spicy roasted cauliflower with Tabasco November 18th, 2018 | main dishes

Tabasco cauliflower – a hot issue

In this recipe, the cauliflower bathes in a spicy marinade with Tabasco, garlic and turmeric. Roasted in the oven it’s an absolutely simple low-carb food.

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Risotto with saffron, almonds and crispy chorizo November 4th, 2018 | side dishes

Saffron – it’ gold among the spices

We are fortunate that our captain brings, for example, saffron and vanilla directly from the markets in the Caribbean or the “spice souk” in Dubai . This is admittedly the reason why we sometimes use exquisite and expensive spices in a quite lavish way. Anyway, our saffron almond risotto with chorizo certainly succeeds with less than two cans of saffron.

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Risotto Rice October 28th, 2018 | side dishes

The risotto secret

Risotto for guests is not possible. I always thought. You have to stir constantly, add liquid, it must not boil down, must be cooked to the point – that means “al dente”. Too stressful when the guests are already in the kitchen. But that’s not true. The well-known TV and cruiseship chef, Franz Schned, told me how to do it. Risotto, completely relaxed…

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Red Cabbage October 22nd, 2018 | side dishes

Red cabbage as a winter stock

Red cabbage is certainly one of the classics among the autumnal-wintery vegetables in our German cuisine and I can’t imagine roast goose, game or roulades without it. In this post, I’ll tell you my recipe and how to stock up for the whole winter. Cook once, serve red cabbage six times – and that’s easy.

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