Memorial Day Menu
As sunlight sparkles on the indigo waters of the Chesapeake Bay, there is a hint of dampness in the air and the faint scent of the marina―seafood, saltwater, and old wood. Boats bob restlessly, tugging at moorings at docks all along the coastline of this enormous sound. Members of the Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis, Maryland, with boats docked in Eastport and along the South River, are ready for a day brimming with emotion, camaraderie, and a kingly spread of good food.
Spciy-hot Jerk Chicken is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Delicious jerk seasoning and lime make it perfect for throwing on the grill dockside.
- Recipe Link: Jerk Chicken
The cool, creamy taste of Jean’s Potato Salad complements spicy-hot Jerk Chicken and Rice and Peas. The flavors of the chicken and potato salad go together like barbecue and coleslaw.
- Recipe Link: Jean’s Potato Salad
Using scotch bonnet chilies in this dish gives it a spicy, Caribbean flavor. Rice and Peas is quick to make and an inexpensive way to feed a crowd.
- Recipe Link: Rice and Peas
Crab-stuffed seafood is a menu tradition on the Chesapeake Bay, and in season you may substitute rockfish, a Bay-area favorite, for the bass or snapper called for in the recipe.
- Recipe Link: Cornbread-and-Crab Stuffed Fish
Cool down after a long boat ride with this delicious ice cream dessert. Chocolate liqueur is the secret ingredient in Seafarers’ Cherries Jubilee.
- Recipe: Seafarers' Cherries Jubilee
Offer this cool, creamy dessert as the grand finale to your Memorial Day celebration. Spend more time by the water instead of in the kitchen buy using a store bought pie crust.
Recipe Link: Lemon Chess Pie