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 69
My niece gave me this recipe.

Long Johns

Rating: 4 stars 15
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 17
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 43
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.

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 Crunch Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 72
This is a 'sweet' change from the same old bread crumb breading! Simple, sweet and crrrrunchy!

Shipwreck Stew

Rating: 4 stars 51
This recipe is a wonderful, hearty meal for those cool Autumn days. Great for feeding friends on football Sundays.
By DebCroff

Captain's Crunch French Toast

Rating: 4 stars 22
Inspired by a recipe I saw on television, I experimented with different combinations and came up with this. This is a delicious and unusual variation on plain old French Toast. Try it, I guarantee you'll love it! Thanks to the Blue Moon Cafe in Baltimore for the inspiration. Not for the diet conscious, but it tastes so good you won't care! Put bread in a warm oven to keep heated until the rest of the bread is done, if needed. Serve with a dollop of butter and warmed pure maple syrup, if desired.

Captain Duarte's Salt Cod Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
Based on my father-in-laws recipe, these fish cakes use salt cod. Trust me, it is worth the effort to find the salt cod. The slight saltiness of the cod brings out a whole new dimension of flavor. Who knows fish better than a Portuguese fishing Capt? 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.
Grandma Flo's Shipwreck
Rating: 4 stars 77

You can't go wrong with meat and potatoes, and this recipe combines them in one dish. The recipe was given to my husband by a friend at work who brought it for lunch often. I usually double it for my family; my husband works in a giant tire factory, and has an appetite to match. The smell makes it hard to wait for it to finish baking.