Monday, September 7, 2009

Seafood Greed

Friday, July 17. Day 13.
A lazy, foggy morning. The fog didn't lift until 1000. Kim made her famous crab-cheese-muffins which we enjoyed very, very much. After breakfast we Zipper'd over to Jackson Bay to check the crab pots we set there yesterday. Once again - NOTHING! Not even the carcasses that I had put in the crab pots yesterday remained. I begain to suspect that our crab pots were raided by the logging camp crew after we left yesterday. Oh well, I had enough. I put the crab pots in the Zipper, and motored over to the shrimp pots in Bessborough Bay. Once again we only got 13 prawns! What the heck! I had enough! I said, "Let's pull up and go." So we weighed anchor at 1310 and left for Beaver Inlet just off of Loughborough Inlet.

The wind blew brisk from the S/SW and later the SE but when we reached Beaver Inlet it was calm when we dropped anchor at 1600. We anchored in 38' of water at a near low neap tide. We then quickly set the crab pots down farther Beaver Inlet, and the shrimp pots over in Sidney Bay. We had to set them because those stinky fish carcasses were attracting hordes of nasty horse flies. It was very, very hot and sultry out.

Kim was tired of the Asian marinade I had been using for the chicken so I quickly worked this marinade up. It turned out very well.
  • 3 T sweet-hot prepared mustard
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1/4 C ginger ale
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 t Cajun seasoning
  • 1 T Bick's red pepper relish
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t granulated garlic

Mix all of the above together in a sealable plastic bag, pour out about 1/2 C for basting the chicken while grilling. Put chicken in plastic bag, seal and marinade for about 1 hour. About every 15 or so minutes, give the bag a toss to turn the chicken and marinade. Pour remaining marinade over chicken while grilling.

We had a nice 1/2 crab each cocktail, a prawn appetizer, and a nice grilled chicken dinner all accommpanied by a nice cold Caesar. Then as the evening progress we understood why it was so sultry a nice thunderstorm moved through - missing us with the rain - but cooled us off. It provided for a wonderful sunset.

Hours: 3.0 Ending hours: 5895.1

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