Recipes from The Galley


Over the years our guests have asked us to please share our recipes with them. Instead of a book…we thought we would share them here.   This will include some of our favorite food and drink recipes from our years working crewed charters in the Virgin Islands.  For those of you who have chartered with us… you remember the galley?  Right…it is usually very small.  So… to make the list, recipes need to be simple (simple enough for even Captain Derek to do); fresh, local ingredients when possible and have prep to plate time takes around 45 min. or less and lastly…be healthy!!

Check back often … we plan to add to our list of favorites weekly.

If you have questions or comments about any of the recipes, let us know.  You can always email us at: derekhunsinger@iyachtclub.com






Bella Vita Amazing Tuna Poke


3/4 pound sashimi grade tuna steak, diced

1/2 cup diced cucumber

1 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1 tablespoon fresh ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil


In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, cucumber, avocado, ginger, green onion, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds. Pour in the lemon juice, sesame oil and soy sauce.  Stir carefully to blend, but don’t mash the avocado. Place this bowl into a larger bowl that has been filled with ice. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, but no longer – the freshness of the fish will be lost.