Porterhouse Steaks Seisia style.

Porterhouse Steaks Seisia style.

BBQ Steak anyone

BBQ Steak anyone

Into the oven they go, fresh bread rolls

Into the oven they go, fresh bread rolls

Lasagna, with fresh made bechamel sauce

Lasagna, with fresh made bechamel sauce

Fresh baked poppy seed and sesame seed rolls, fresh caught yellow fin tuna fish burgers.

Fresh baked poppy seed and sesame seed rolls, fresh caught yellow fin tuna fish burgers.

Fresh bakes, sultana and walnut cookies

Fresh bakes, sultana and walnut cookies

Roast Veggies and BBQ steak

Roast Veggies and BBQ steak

First Yellow Fin Tuna Catch

First Yellow Fin Tuna Catch

I have been asked a few times what we eat on the boat when in the middle of nowhere. Luckily Caree has a huge amount of storage, a big fridge / freezer and a smaller fridge so we can take a lot of food with us. We also catch fish. Our first catch was about 5 hours out of Brisbane, a yellow fin tuna. It required two of us to take turns at reeling it in and then took two guys on the gaff to lift it to the boat.

I tend to get a lot of good quality meat and freeze it. Every now and then we find some incredible meat, like the meat from Seisia meat works, WOW everything we purchased was not only top quality but was also cheaper then from a city butcher.

Most fruit and veggies do not keep too long on the boat in the tropics, carrots being the surprise and only lasting a few days. Onions and potatoes keep forever. Capsicum are lucky to last a week. We do have a good supply of canned and frozen vegetables.

Bread only keeps a couple of days and most shops sell it frozen, fresh bread is hard to find.

The best way I have found is, if you want it, make it. Feel like a cookie with that cuppa, bake some. Need some bread rolls, then bake them. Can’t get any fresher and tastes great.

Fishing has been excellent, with the first and biggest tuna caught about 5 hours out of Brisbane. The average is about 1 hour to catch a tuna after dropping the line in. We catch a fish and then stop fishing until we need more.

The BBQ has had a good working over, sausages, bacon, fish, steaks all done to perfection.

When we have run out of items for recipes we have had great success with substitution. Tomato Pasta Sauces are a great replacement for diced tomatoes.

All in all we eat very well actually.