Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sea Worthy Meatballs - Megan's Review

In case you haven't heard the news, I got a job on a yacht and we're currently making our way up the east coast with stops along the way.  I work with an awesome crew of four. Toby and Amanda are married and are the captain and cook, I am the stewardess, and Tim is the first mate. The galley is beautiful and even has two ovens! We don't have much spare time, but when we do I'm lucky enough to get to use the kitchen to do some cooking for the crew. And I finally just got the chance to try Rachel's May recipe! It was worth the wait and eating on the aft deck of a beautiful boat in Savannah, Georgia really enhanced the experience.
I melted the cheese in the oven on the rolls

We were docked right on the main drag and because people like to gawk at beautiful boats (and crew members) we had a huge crowd observing us while we ate. I really wanted to go in for sandwich #2, but too many people were watching and taking pictures. I know documentation of me eating this meal will end up in a few scrapbooks!

I followed the recipe pretty closely with just a few modifications. I made the meatballs using ground chicken and since we were in the south served cold beer and red beans and rice on the side. My best addition was a jalapeno cilantro sauce. In fact, it was fantastic! In case you didn't pick up on it before, I am a sauce whore. Everything is better with sauce! I mixed sour cream, cilantro, lime and jarred jalapeno in a food processor. It was awesome, wish I could jar and sell the stuff! We had the leftover sauce with our breakfast tacos the following morning.

Lettuce, Salsa, and Sauce! 

Megan's Secret Sauce

Sour cream
Jalapenos (from a jar)

Mix it all up in a food processor and serve with Mexican meatballs, breakfast burritos or chips! Best consumed on a yacht!
The good lookin' crew!


  1. I wish you would have written your review first so I could have gotten in on that sauce! Oh well, next time I will have your secret sauce with my meatballs! Love your boat update and I'm jealous of the galley with TWO ovens! ~ sounds much nicer than my home kitchen!

  2. Can you make these for me and serve me up a yacht on the side? You are my favorite sauce whore; I'm totally with you on your love of all things saucy.

  3. My mom packed the ingredients to make your secret sauce when we're in Alaska!