Pirate Theme Recipes

Avast there, matey! Gentlemen of Fortune, pet parrots, and landlubbers alike will love these pirate-themed recipes.

Staff Picks

Captain's Vacation

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
This is a really easy tropical-style drink recipe for all you spiced rum fans out there. You can garnish it with some pineapple chunks or one of those little toothpick umbrellas.

Treasure Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 72
My niece gave me this recipe.

Long Johns

Rating: 4 stars 17
These doughnuts are a classic breakfast item. Flavor your glaze with chocolate or maple spread for different flavors.

Seafarer's Newburg

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Shrimp in a creamy white sauce served over tater tots. Yum!

Pirate Stew

Rating: 4 stars 19
This beef stew for the slow cooker has a taste of the Caribbean (brown sugar and rum) that your whole family will love. This recipe is my own creation and uses primarily root vegetables from the ship's hold. Let this cook while you and the crew take on another adventure.

Shipwreck Dinner

Rating: 4.5 stars 138
It's not pretty but, it's a tasty, busy-night, kid-friendly meal. It's not 'gourmet,' but it's hot filling and easy. The prep time is generally limited to how fast your can opener works and how hard it is to unwrap your meat. The big bonus is that it's a complete one-pot meal with no chopping, unless you want to.

Green Grog

Rating: 4.5 stars 194
We like to call it the green drink. It's sweet, it's sour, it's tasty and it packs a real punch so go slow.

Shipwreck Stew

Rating: 4 stars 52
This recipe is a wonderful, hearty meal for those cool Autumn days. Great for feeding friends on football Sundays.

The Captain's Cannonball

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
I have recently found a love for mixology and experimenting with new and wild alcohol flavors. Substitute diet soda if desired.

Captain Jack's Peach Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Rum and butter...mmm. A smooth and softly sweet peach pie with lots of layers of distinctive flavor. An original recipe of mine which is the favorite fruit pie in our house.

Captain Crunch Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 72
This is a "sweet" change from the same old bread crumb breading! Captain Crunch chicken is simple, sweet, and crunchy!

Captain Duarte's Salt Cod Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Based on my father-in-law's recipe, these fish cakes use salt cod. Trust me; it is worth the effort to find salt cod. The slight saltiness of the cod brings out a whole new dimension of flavor in this salt cod recipe. Who knows fish better than a Portuguese fishing captain? Even Emeril would be proud! Serve with a good tartar sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rolled Buttercream Fondant
Rating: Unrated 749
Perfect for decorating pirate cupcakes, a pirate ship cake, and treasure chest cookies!
Pirate's Last Call
Rating: Unrated 17
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! This one's for the grownups.
Sand Cups
Rating: Unrated 27
Sand Tarts
Rating: Unrated 24
The Captain's Mango Ice Cream
Rating: 4.5 stars 11

Tired of the same old daily routine and in need of a mental escape? Whip up some of this simple adult ice cream, crawl into a hammock, close your eyes, and you just might feel like you are somewhere in the Caribbean. Okay, maybe not, but it's worth a shot and the ice cream is delicious. The hardest part is the wait. Argh, matey! Garnish with additional cubed mango or other fruit of your choice, if desired. Hmmm...we only have one kind here. I used Kensington Pride mangos (green skin). They are about the size of a large pear.