Recipes from The Galley

Over the years our guests have asked us to please share our recipes with them. Instead of a book…we thought we would share them here.   This will include some of our favorite food and drink recipes from our years working crewed charters in the Virgin Islands.  For those of you who have chartered with us… you remember the galley?  Right…it is usually very small.  So… to make the list, recipes need to be simple (simple enough for even Captain Derek to do); fresh, local ingredients when possible and have prep to plate time takes around 45 min. or less and lastly…be healthy!!

Check back often … we plan to add to our list of favorites weekly.

If you have questions or comments about any of the recipes, let us know.  You can always email us at: derekhunsinger@iyachtclub.com



The best shrimp cocktail in the world (or at least the best way to eat it on BellaVita)

Best Shrimp Cocktail

Hereisanewtwistonshrimpcocktail.  Love, love, love this.


1lb. raw,tail-on shrimp, cleaned and deveined

2tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


kosher salt


3clovesgarlic, minced

1/4c. grated parmesan

2tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Marinara sauce, warmed, for dipping

 Preheatovento400degreesF. Linealargebakingsheetwithparchmentpaper.

In a large bowl, mix to get her all ingredients. Placeshrimponbakingsheetandroastuntilgoldenandcookedthrough,8-10minutes. Servewithwarmmarinarasauce.