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Puerto Rican Nights.

(Marina Pescaderia, Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo)

Just dusting off a few photos from the past few days. And although we’ve been having afternoon thunderstorms like clockwork, our evenings have been pretty nice to look at. They make for some killer sunset paddle seshies.

While Jereme typically grabs our SUP to go paddle around the bay in the evenings, I usually grab my camera to go snap a few photos of the pretty golden hour light.  Here are a few favs from the past two nights… Boy, was that pink sky something else.

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^^that little speck in the sunset photo on the left is Jer paddle boarding way out in the bay.^^

On another note, we were  super stoked the other day to be handed a tasty baby dorado (mahimahi) as we were walking down the dock back to our boat (no good photos of the dorado, but a couple iPhone shots over on Instagram). I can’t NOT mention the dorado on the blog because A. that was the easiest fish we ever caught! ;)) and B. I made the greatest new recipe with one of the filets.

Seriously, how nice are our dock neighbors to just give us one of their fantastic catches after a day of fishing? We definitely weren’t going to turn down that awesome offer! This kind of “fishing” was a helluva lot easier than the kind we’ve become accustomed to, that’s for sure. It was so nice being able to fillet up the fish while tied securely to a dock…and with a hose/ample fresh water supply right at our fingertips to clean off the bloody fish-cutting area! Easy peasy.

We made a great grilled balsamic glazed mahimahi recipe the first night and then an even more A-M-A-Z-I-N-G coconut crusted mahimahi the second night! The coconut crusted fish recipe I randomly grabbed off of Pinterest that afternoon definitely did not disappoint. It was super easy, super quick, and didn’t require one ounce of frying. Yay, yay, and yay! Plus it was SO darn delicious! I did have to modify the recipe slightly since I didn’t actually have any Panko bread crumbs on board. I subbed in crushed up butter+garlic croutons instead and they worked perfectly! I’ll probably actually make it with croutons again in the future. If anyone happens to be in the market for a new fish recipe, this is definitely the one you want to try.

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PeterSeptember 17, 2014 - 10:13 pm


As a fellow chef and photographer I would really like the recipe for your coconut butter croutons encrusted mahi-mahi. My wife and I just bought a Benneteau 38 and should be sailings shortly. It’s a different life living on a sailboat versus the powerboat that we currently live on. I still love my Sea Ray 340 but gas is getting too expensive.

Thank you


Jessica @ MJ SailingSeptember 18, 2014 - 10:58 am

Beautiful golden hour photos. I just copied your coconut crusted mahi mahi recipe, I can’t wait to try it out. It looks so good!