Let's have some fun! Share your favorite cruise recipes.

Since many of us are stuck quarantining at home right now, we want to bring a little bit of the cruising spirit right to our houses. We just published this fun little article today to encourage people to have a "staycation."


However, we want to take it a step further here and ask you guys to share some of your favorite food or drink recipes from past cruises, or recipes you've found on your own that remind you of a favorite onboard dish. I know Carnival's warm chocolate melting cake is a popular one to try at home, and I've gotten recipes myself for drinks after taking a mixology class on Viking. We want this type of thing!

You can type it out, post a pic here of the recipe cards, whatever. If anyone has ingredients at home to make them, or access to those ingredients, it's another fun way to get a little piece of a cruise without going anywhere. We might end up compiling into a future article if we get enough responses. Thanks! Happy

Tags: drink food dining recipes staycation

10 Answers

I love Viking's Rice and Peas Risotto and I put grilled shrimp on top of it. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients 2 med white onions, cut in half 1 T (15 g) extra virgin olive oil 8 T (120 g) unsalted butter, room temperature, divided 1 lb (500 g) fresh peas in pods, shelled 1 C (15 ml) water 1½ C (315 g) Arborio rice 5-6 C (140-170 ml) low sodium vegetable broth, hot, divided ½ C (90 g) grated parmesan cheese ¼ C (10 g) chopped fresh parsley Salt and pepper to taste Directions

To make onion butter, chop 1½ onions; reserve remaining onion half. Place 1 T (15 g) oil and 1 T (15 g) butter in a large skillet over medium; add chopped onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until light gold and very soft, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Place onions and butter in a food processor; blend until smooth. If making ahead, chill until ready to use.

In a medium pan place peas, remaining half onion and 1 C (15 ml) water. Bring to a boil on high; reduce and simmer until peas are just tender, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer to a bowl with slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid.

To a large skillet, add ¼ cup (200 g) of onion-butter and rice; cook 2 minutes on medium, stirring to coat. Add reserved pea-cooking liquid and cook, stirring constantly, until nearly all liquid has been absorbed. Add broth, ¾ cup (175 ml) at a time, stirring between additions until nearly absorbed, until rice is tender but firm to the bite, about 15 minutes. Stir in peas, cheese, parsley and ½ cup (120 g) of broth. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper.

a nice drink to go with it is Homemade Limoncello. Quick and easy recipe that might come in handy during these trying times and everyone stuck at home!

Ingredients 7 lemons (Sorrento variety if available) 1 qt (1 l) unflavored grain alcohol* (highest proof available) (can you vodka in substitute) 3 C (700 g) sugar 1 qt (1 l) water Directions

Peel only the yellow part of the lemon in long strips; be careful not to include the white part, as it can make the liqueur bitter. Place peel and alcohol into a 2-qt (2-l) covered jar, and leave at room temperature to infuse at least 2 or up to 7 days. The higher proof the alcohol, the faster and more concentrated the infusion. When the infusion has sufficient lemon flavor (taste to test), strain it through a cheesecloth; set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved; cool to room temperature. Combine syrup and alcohol infusion, stirring well to combine. Store limoncello in sealed glass bottles; it is now ready to drink. This liqueur will keep for one to two years in a cool place like a pantry; or keep it refrigerated or in the freezer (the high alcohol content will keep it from freezing); serve chilled in small aperitif glasses after a meal or with dessert.

Favorite recipe starts with rum. Then a little more rum. Then --- I forget the rest.

Lol. Then add more rum. Enjoy.

Let’s see......

1 part Puerto Rico

1 part St. Maartin

1 part Barbados

equal parts Antigua & St. Kitts

buy rum in all of the above ports. Line up shots of the various rums. Enjoy with a can of tropical fruit cocktail.

oh, and maybe a nice Cuban cigar if you are so inclined.

So much yum! Yummy


Above copied from this cookbook:


Ooops! At a quick glance I thought it said Carnal Creations. Surprised

That's on a different shelf in the library.....Big Smile

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