Wednesday, December 31, 2014

RECIPE: Catamaran Pisces' Grand Marnier Spoons

Louise Langello, the chef aboard the charter catamaran PISCES, won the culinary contest at the November 2014 VICL Fall Yacht Charter Show in St Thomas with this recipe. It is a savory sweet combination of top sirloin and tropical fruits flavored with the the requisite contest ingredient, Grand Marnier, an orange-flavored cognac liqueur.


  • 2 Top sirloin steaks
  • 6 tbs Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 3 tbs Honey
  • 2 tbs Asian chili sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbs Finely minced orange zest
  • 1/4 cup Finely minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup Fresh basil
  • 2 Minced green onions

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Mango
  • Plain goat cheese
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

  1. Marinate two top sirloins for 4 hours.
  2. Take top sirloins out of marinade and set side. Transfer marinade into a small saucepan and simmer on low for 20-25 minutes or until marinade has reduced to 1/3 of its original volume.
  3. Meanwhile, mash avocado with fork and lightly season with sea salt and pepper. Place a large dollop of mashed avocado on each spoon for bottom layer.
  4. Cube mango into small pieces.
  5. Grill steaks to medium rare, then place in foil for 5 minutes.
  6. Slice the two sirloins into very thin slices. Wrap one piece of steak around one or two small cubes of mango and place it on top of the mashed avocado.
  7. Top the steak and mango piece with a small cruble of goat cheese.
  8. Take less than a teaspoon of the marinade reduction and drizzle it over the goat cheese.
  9. Serve.
Thanks for sharing your recipe, Louise.

Charter Catamaran Pisces - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - VI Sailing Vacations

Pisces is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two, Stephen and Louise. Pisces is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with Queen berth and ensuite head/shower. Pisces has a 13-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, tube, kayak, standup paddle board (SUP), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, TV/DVD in salon, iPod, wifi where available, etc.

Steve is a dive master and Pisces offers 3 dives/week for certified divers, with gear included. Additional divers are $25/dive/diver.

Family discount: Children 14 years old and younger receive a $250 discount off standard rates.

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