Pirate Party Menu and Recipes

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We’re going to have good pirate themes food for Spane’s Eighth Birthday Party on November 19, 2011. Just as I did for Spane’s seventh birthday, I have loaded up my Lotus Organizer and started my recipes and grocery list. I thought I would share the menu and recipes. Note that all of these recipes can be used for other occasions.

Pirate Party Menu

These Dead Men’s Fingers are a hit every time I make them. Sometimes, if I’m not careful, I don’t even get one because they get gobbled up so quickly.

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs (Dead Men’s Fingers)

Ingredients

  • 2 packages least expensive hot dogs
  • 1 package regular bacon
  • 1 box brown sugar
  • toothpicks
  • Slow Cooker

Instructions

  1. This appetizer is best made sitting down. Have on your table your toothpicks, bacon, hot dogs and a sharp knife.
  2. Cut a bacon slice into thirds.
  3. Cut a hot dog into thirds.
  4. Wrap the hot dog piece with a bacon piece, and secure it with a toothpick.
  5. Plop it into the slow cooker.
  6. Do this with about 1/3 of the way, and then put a third of the box of brown sugar on top.
  7. Continue making dogs and covering for another third, and finally the last third should be a layer of the rest of the brown sugar.
  8. Cook on high for about 6 hours, or until the bacon is cooked. Reduce to low, and unplug for guests.

Quick notes

Don’t use Ball Park hot dogs, or any other kind of hot dog that will expand while it’s cooked. I get the least expensive hot dogs and bacon for this dish. It’s the combination that is the star, not any individual ingredient.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 6 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Pirate Balls with Blood Sauce

Recipe: Caribbean Meat Balls

Summary: These make a great appetizer

Ingredients

Balls

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon dried red onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Sauce

  • 1 jar pineapple preserves
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mango juice

Instructions

Meat Balls

  1. Mix everything together. You may have to add more ketchup if it is too dry and will not easily form a ball.
  2. Have ready a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 300. Have ready an instant read thermometer. Also have ready a small frying pan and a little oil.
  3. Heat the pan and put in a little oil. Put a small amount, about a half a teaspoon of the mixture into the pan and cook it. Taste it and see if you need to adjust the seasonings. When you are satisfied with the taste, continue.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out some of the mixture and form it into a ball. Put the ball on the prepared sheet pan. Continue doing this until all the mixture has been made into balls.
  5. Put the balls into the oven and cook until they have reached an internal temperature of 145. They should be slightly brown.
  6. Let them cool and store until ready to use, either in the refrigerator or the freezer.

    Balls out of the oven

Sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly and simmer until the sauce thickens.
  2. Add the meatballs and gently stir and let them heat up.
  3. Keep them in a warming tray or chafing dish for serving.

Variations

If you have allspice, you can add about a teaspoon of that as well. Ketchup’s main flavoring is allspice, which is also the main flavoring for jerk seasoning as well.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Caribbean

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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Pirates were famous for having their grog. If you are going to have an adult party, you can add rum to this punch.

Recipe: Grog

Ingredients

  • 1 can frozen fruit punch
  • 1 liter club soda
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • red food coloring
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine all the ingredients and stir well. Serve immediately.

Quick notes

You can make this ahead and refrigerate it, but omit the ice. Add the ice at serving time, or in an ice bucket.

Variations

For an adult treat, add a cup of good rum to the mixture.

Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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5 Responses to Pirate Party Menu and Recipes

  1. Southern cooking is not for the faint of heart though it can cause many hearts to grow faint. One thing that can be said is that you’ll never find anything else like Southern cooking on earth.

    • Adrienne Boswell says:

      My grandparents on my father’s side were from the South. I remember my Grandmother making these wonderful dishes, and she was adamant about not sharing recipes. In particular, her Lemon Jello Cake, which we all loved, and tried many times to emulate without true success. When I purchased Paula Dean’s Southern Cooking Bible, I was thrilled to find some of Nana’s recipes in there, alas not the Lemon Jello Cake. I took a quick peek at your blog, and will be coming back to see more. I’m including a link to Paula’s book, it’s a great resource for every Southern cook.

  2. Have you considered applying to be a newpaper writer? Very nice writing!

    • Adrienne Boswell says:

      Thank you very much for the kind words. When writing I use the newspaper style of writing: who, what, where, when, why and how. It makes everything so much easier!

  3. These look great! ThAnks! Will the person w/ the graham cracker recipe please share! Love all this info!