Food Suggestions for Pirate Themed Party

We are planning a pot-luck lunch for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” I am trying to come up with a list of clever suggestions for the uninspired. These need to be foods which can either be served cold, or re-heated in the microwave for serving in the Corporate Conference Room. A slow-cooker plugged in all day is also feasible.

Silly and pun-based suggestions are also welcome.

Thanks for any ideas you may have!

Walk the Plank Steaks – they actually used this pun in an episode of Crusader Rabbit in the late 1950s
You can actually buy a product called * Pirate’s Booty*. Fill in your joke here

Captain Morgan Rum, of course.
Anything Caribbean. Jerked chicken, maybe.
Anything Nautical. Shrimp. Clams. Crabs. Lobster. Various fish.
Serve those chocolate coins. You can give everyone a bag, or fill a miniature treasure chest.

Buffalo parrot wings
Fish sticks
Anything take-out from Long John Silvers


Stole my idea, sort of:

Arrrrrr -tichokes

To avoid scurvy on the high seas use lime.



In “honor” of the Somali pirates, DH made cambuulo when we had a pirate party. Basically, it’s adzuki beans, coconut milk, ginger and cardamom. Heat in a crock pot and add sugar to taste. You can also go more savory and add garlic.

Apparently every Somali grandma has her own version (lots use butter instead of coconut milk), and half the fun was trying to decipher what people were saying on various Somali message boards. :slight_smile:

Vitamin C is destroyed by cooking.

Yeah – you should only use lime on your beer. Or as a drink garnish. Or in limeade.

Grog, of course. I haven’t seen any for sale, so you’ll have to make your own:

Grog contains one or more of the following: Kerosene, propylene glycol, artificial sweeteners, sulphuric acid, rum, acetone, red dye no2, Scumm, axle grease, battery acid and/or pepperoni.



Onion rings. What else can you pick up with “hook hands”? :smiley:

A variation of the crows nest, Birds Nest Soup.

Pie, right.

Is anyone going to be stricken with “Queen Anne’s Revenge” if food gets left out too long?

If you barbeque the walk-the-plank steaks using a wooden rack, you’re a “buccaneer”. Bacon derives from the same root.

Or you can serve corn-on-the-cob at a buck-an-ear.

Laugh of the day! :smiley:

Jolly Rancher candy?

How about grapes as in grapeshot?

Or “cannonballs”, either meatballs or spherical chocolate cookies.

Charrrrrgh-broiled steaks.

Buck-an-ear corn on the cob.

Mutton-y on the high seas.

Give 'em authenticity!

Dried hardtack infested with worms.

Meat stored in brine for a few weeks/months.

Dried leather (for when the worms are all gone and there’s nothing else to eat).