There are countless things you may miss about cruising: Whether it’s the top-rated beaches, the underwater adventures just offshore or exploring the picturesque ports aplenty. We’re sure there are many more factors that have you dreaming of your next cruise too.
But one other crucial ingredient that makes cruising such an ideal vacation for the whole family? The food, of course! We are sharing some of Royal Caribbean’s top recipes here—guest-favorites that you can recreate at home for a taste of your next vacation.
From our ships and the destinations we visit to your home kitchen, check out these recipes:
Craving a savory snack from the land Down Under? Look no further than the Chiko roll, the Australian adaptation of the Chinese spring roll or egg roll that was first sold in 1951. With a crispy outer layer and filled with ingredients like cabbage, celery, carrots, onions and some spices for good measure, this on-the-go snack is the ultimate treat for a world traveler.
Pro tip: Serve Chiko rolls with a side of sweet chili sauce for a sweet and savory spin.
Crispy, sweet, compatible with countless toppings; what’s not to love about funnel cake? Bring this Perfect Day at CocoCay favorite right to your table. The longtime state fair staple is traditionally topped with powdered sugar, but don’t be afraid to experiment with more decadent options like hot fudge, ice cream and pie filling. Trust us, you’ll have no trouble sharing it (if you want to!).
Shhhh—the secret is in the sauce! Another favorite from Perfect Day at CocoCay, the Shack Burger from Snack Shack is sure to please. Best of all, you’ve likely got most of the ingredients handy already.
You can take a page straight out of Snack Shack’s menu and pair it with a side of fries or a fresh Greek salad.
Smoked Barbecue Ribs
They say the best things in life are worth waiting for. Topping that list are these barbecue ribs created by Royal Caribbean’s head of Food and Beverage. They’re dry dubbed, smoked and slow cooked (for four hours) on the grill!
But what’s the secret to making the meat “fall off the bone”? Once you’ve slow cooked the ribs for three hours, pour a mixture of BBQ sauce (1/4 cup) and water (1/4 cup) over the ribs, wrap in foil and cook for another hour before serving with your favorite southern-style side dish. This Portside BBQ-inspired dish will melt in your mouth.
Counting the days till you’re able to set sail and have these Royal Caribbean favorites and more? Head here to plan your cruise.