Top 10 meals and snacks to eat whilst sailing

12 Apr Top 10 meals and snacks to eat whilst sailing

Top 10 meals and snacks to eat whilst sailing
Everyone has their own favourite meal on a boat, and everyone has a meal that brings back memories, good or bad. For example, I cannot drink tomato cup-a-soup or coffee whilst on a yacht delivery, but I can sink gallons of tea and mushroom cup-a-soup!

Yacht delivery crew tend to be a little less fussy on a boat especially if they haven’t had to do the cooking.

Most of the favourite dishes are one pot or one dish wonders – always the best as can be made in most weather conditions.

Here is a list of the top 10 voted meals:

1. Chilli con Carne – stand out favourite



2. Spaghetti Bolognaise



3. Curry and Rice- any variety



4. Pasta Pesto

Pasta Pesto


5. Sausage and Mash

Sausage and mash


6. Risotto



7. Pasty and beans

Pasty and Beans


8. Macaroni Cheese/Pasta Bakes



9. Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherds Pie


10. Bacon, Bacon, Bacon!



And for those that like to snack…

Top 10 snacks:

1. Chocolate – any variety
2. Fruit cake
3. Crisps
4. Biscuits
5. Gummy bears/Haribo
6. Fruit & Nut Mix
7. Ginger Biscuits
8. Cereal Bars
9. Fruit
10. Brioche – ones with the chocolate pieces  

We are sure that you may disagree or want to add to the list, so please do comment!!!


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  • Richard Crockett
    Posted at 14:55h, 12 April Reply

    curry & rice – without doubt. And the hotter the better!

  • Johan Winbladh
    Posted at 15:10h, 12 April Reply

    Spaghetti aglio olio or pasta carbonara. Anything pasta with cheese, onion, bacon, any meat, an egg mix. Second favourite for the night watches soup in cup. Any of those msg rich powdered soups. Lastly ramen the spicier the better.

  • Russ Cattell of La Rochelle
    Posted at 17:37h, 12 April Reply

    Here is a one pot wonder we borrowed from a Rick Stien programme. Spanish bean stew, soften onion & lardons, add sliced chorizo, tinned tomatoes, tinned baked beans, simmer until the red juices from the melting chorizo rise to the top. Serve with crusty bread & red wine.

  • mauree
    Posted at 19:30h, 12 April Reply

    If I am doing an ocean crossing I like baking bread. nothing smells as good as baked bread when you’re thousands of miles from land.

  • Steve
    Posted at 21:24h, 12 April Reply

    I can’t believe you never included either pork pies or the Tesco breakfast special sandwich! :-)

  • Ken Boutiette
    Posted at 11:15h, 13 April Reply

    Steak and Cheese Grinders

  • Richard Hancox
    Posted at 10:31h, 15 April Reply

    I cannot believe that BILTONG is not on the list ! AKA jerky / dried venison or beef.

  • Richard McCarthy
    Posted at 13:34h, 15 April Reply

    You are making my mouth water thinking about the pasty and beans, we would add a beef stew and pasta with smoked ham and Alfredo sauce.

  • Terry Cork
    Posted at 11:18h, 16 April Reply

    Goid Tinned/Jarred French Cassoule – duck, sausage and beans, and all cooked in one put. Or easy Spanish bean stew , chop cooking chorizo, onion, garlic fry gently on Olive oil, add chilli flakes, passat a (or tomato puree and water) tinned butter/ borloti/ black eyed/mixed/ or whatever you have to hand beans – grill/fry a piece of white fish or chicken and serve in a bowl with the fish/chicken on top – plus if you have it red wine and bread.

  • Romeo Dretcanu
    Posted at 18:46h, 16 April Reply

    Tuna and corn salad!

  • Roger
    Posted at 21:36h, 16 April Reply

    Started running low on food between Canaries and Bermuda during Tall Ships 2000. Made ‘Toad in the hole’ using corned beef. Tasted amazing and still make it now.

  • Phil Yeomans
    Posted at 00:44h, 19 April Reply

    Any pasta. Agree with the nibbles too. I’d add dried fruit such as apricots.

  • Ric Sanders
    Posted at 12:54h, 19 April Reply

    Fresh caught Ahi. Mahi is also good if the tuna aren’t biting. Last years delivery from Honolulu to LA we only kept fishing after the 5th Mahi was because we were looking for a Tuna.

  • Bob Godzicz
    Posted at 13:23h, 24 April Reply

    Pasties should not be eaten off a plate and definitely not with beans. They are the first lunch out on a voyage, an eaten from a paper bag. They are heavier at one end so that they fit in ones palm comfortablely.
    Bob G West Cornwall, UK.

  • Dana Greyson
    Posted at 10:31h, 25 April Reply

    Our top passage foods – influenced by being on a gluten-free boat

    Frito pie (ok also a chili – served over corn chips, if truly classic, in the Fritos bag)
    ramen made with pho rice noodes, veggies and a protein (usually chicken or egg)
    GF pancakes
    smoky quinoa salad with chipotle sauce and bacon
    Greek salad
    pasta arabiatta
    blue cheese & walnut or pecan salad with either green beans or beets in a viniagrette
    eggs – cheese omelette or scrambled with all sorts of yummy goodies like salami, kalamata olives….

    cheese, salami & GF crackers (rice crackers usually the easiest to get)
    gummies, gummies and more gummies for Wayne, ideally Haribo bears
    PBJ when we can get it on gluten-free bread
    Hummus & crackers and/or carrots
    baked potatoes with butter sn/or cottage cheese
    nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds, gorp….)
    dark chocolate
    beef jerky
    GF Brazillian cheese puffs (America Test Kitchen GF recipe)
    canned baked beans

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