Tuna recipes from vintage Disneyland’s Pirate Ship restaurant (1955-1956)

Vintage Disneyland Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship and Restaurant postcard

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Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship

All the pirates you’ve ever heard of would feel right at home topside this galleon, but they’ll get a big surprise below deck.

Here is ane of the most unique restaurants you’ll ever find, serving tuna, oyster, shrimp and other seafood, the likes of which no pirate captain ever found in all his travels on the seven seas.

This fascinating feature in the heart of Fantasyland is called the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship, after the mermaid mascot on the bow. It’s one of Disney’s finest creations, with all the color and imagination for which he’s world-renowned. Remember the Pirate Ship — in Disneyland. – Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, California) July 15, 1955

Deep-sea pizza biscuits recipe

When you visit the WHITE STAR Pirate Ship Restaurant in Disneyland, you’ll find many new and imaginative dishes. Here’s one which just sailed in — Deep Sea Pizza Biscuits.

Make biscuit dough as usual, pat fairly thin and cut into big rounds. Brush tops with melted butter, spread centers with tomato paste, and sprinkle with oregano. Top with chunks of WHITE STAR Tuna and cubes of Cheddar cheese, sprinkle with grated Parmesan, and bake at 450 F 8 to 10 minutes or until brown and spicy.

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Tuna recipes from vintage Disneyland's Pirate Ship restaurant (1955-1956)

Mermaid sandwich spread recipe

Gangway for the Jolly Roger! Straight from the picturesque WHITE STAR Pirate Ship Restaurant in enchanted Disneyland, sails Mermaid Sandwich Spread.

Mix 8 oz. package of cream cheese with oil from 7 oz. can WHITE STAR Tuna; add flaked tuna, 1 tbsp. lemon juice; 2 tbsp. chopped ripe olives and 1 small chopped onion. Beat until smooth.

This spread is excellent for school lunches; tuna, so beloved by small fry, is also one of the greatest of all protein foods, and rich in vitamins A, B and D.

Your captain and crew will sail into this Oyster Tuna Buccaneer

Look for the blonde mermaid on the label for America’s greatest name in seafood, and in the Pirate Ship restaurant in Disneyland.


Oyster Tuna Buccaneer recipe

Here’s your easy recipe made with Chicken of the Sea Tender Tuna Cuts

Cook 1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni as directed on package. While it cooks, melt 2 tablespoons butter.

Stir in 1-1/2 tablespoons flour and liquid from 1 can Chicken of the Sea Oyster Stew. Cook, stirring, until smooth. Add 1 cup diced process Cheddar cheese. Heat gently until cheese is melted. Mix with drained macaroni.

Add 1 can tuna, coarsely flaked, and oysters from the stew. Heat and serve at once. Or pour into shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish, dot top with thin tomato wedges, and bake at 375 degrees (moderate) 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

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21 more vintage Disneyland-style tuna recipes (1956)

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Vintage recipes for: Tacoma tuna schooner, Bayou tuna rice, Tucson tuna supper, Creamed tuna – Garden City, Cowboy tuna skillet cakes, China Camp tuna suey

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Chicken of the Sea and White Star — “the brands that made tuna famous” — also make the packer, Van Camp Sea Food Company, Inc., Terminal Island, the world’s greatest canner of that deep-sea delicacy. Of the 125,000,000 cases of tuna packed over the past 50 years, Van Camp has accounted for at least 70 percent. (1955)

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