On this episode, it’s all about redfishing from South Carolina to Florida and Alabama. Bob shows some of the most memorable redfishing that he has done. Plus, our partners from Abu Garcia will introduce you to a new line of Revo Beast Reels. On this week’s Sportsmen’s Table, we feature a delicious South Carolina Certified strawberry cake recipe.
Appetite Delight Restaurant & Catering 3726 Oliver Road Vea Ella Gee Timmonsville, SC 29161 (843) 992-9249
Three Layer Strawberry Cake
1 (18.25 oz.) package white cake mix
1 (3-oz.) package strawberry gelatin
4 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries 1/2 whipping cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cake mix and next 7 ingredient at low speed with an electric mixer 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat at medium speed 2 more minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. (Strawberries should be well blended.)
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
Bake at 350° for 23 minutes or until cakes spring back when pressed lightly with a finger. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks, and let cool 1 hour or until completely cool.
Spread Strawberry Buttercream Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
1 cup of fresh strawberries finely chopped 1 tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in a 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of sugar
Mix all together in a pan. Cook on low heat until it thickens
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Beat 1 cup butter, softened, at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy (about 20 seconds). Add 1 (32 oz.) package powered sugar and 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries: beat at low speed until creamy. (Add more sugar if frosting is too thin, or add more strawberries if too thick.)
5. Lastly, put some strawberry filling in between each layer, as you add in each on top of the other. Then cover cake with strawberry buttercream frosting on and around entire cake.
Chef Kelley Vogelheim from Town Hall Restaurant in downtown Florence, SC shares a delicious way to cook quail.
PAN SEARED MANCHESTER FARMS QUAIL ON A COW PEA CASSOULET
½ C & 2 T Olive Oil, divided
1 T Fresh Garlic, minced
1 large carrot, medium dice
1 small yellow onion, medium dice
2 stalks celery, medium dice
2 cups cow peas, cooked
½ C cow peas, pureed
1 T hot sauce
1 T Lemon Juice
2 T Butter
S&P to taste
Fresh herbs for garnish
Start by drizzling quail with ½ cup olive oil, salt & pepper and let sit for 1-3 hours.
Heat a cast iron skillet until very hot, and gently place quail in. cook 2-3 minutes on either side. Quail should be golden brown. Finish by brushing with butter, if desired.
In the mean time, get another pan going on medium heat. Once pan is hot, add garlic, carrots, celery & onion and gently cook until tender.
Add the two cups cooked cow peas, cook for another two minutes, and then add your cow pea puree. Mix all ingredients thoroughly until combined and creamy. Finish by seasoning with salt, pepper, hot sauce, and lemon juice. When all seasonings are tasted and incorporated, add the butter and stir frequently to add another element of creaminess to the dish.
To serve, place a generous of portion of the cassoulet on the bottom of the dish and top with quail. Sprinkle with fresh herbs to garnish.
In this show Bob highlights some of his Top 16 Hunting Destinations and Guides. The outfitters on this program include: Backwoods Quail Club, DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports, Rick Mitchell’s Shooting School, Southern Woods Plantation, Palmetto Shooting Complex and Rasawek Upland Game Preserve. See them all at Bob’s Top 16 list.
Bob tells you about one of the most talked about items on the show’s website. It’s Bob’s Top 16, some of the best Fishing and Hunting guides and destinations in the United States. This week Bob features some special Fresh and Saltwater Fishing guides from his Top 16 list.
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. If the mixture is too moist add more Panko a little at a time. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
FRIED PECAN SHRIMP
FLOUR 1 CUP
BUTTERMILK 1 CUP
PECAN BREDDING 1 CUP
SHRIMP (PEELED TAIL ON) 24 EACH
CANOLA OIL 2 CUP
Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed skillet until it just starts to smoke. Dredge the shrimp (one at a time) in the flour, then dip in the buttermilk, and then dredge in the pecan breading. Once all the shrimp are breaded, carefully add half of them to the hot oil. Fry the shrimp on both sides until the breading is a deep golden brown. Remove the shrimp to a towel lined plate and then cook the second half.
Bob heads to Erie, Pennsylvania for some early summer smallmouth bass fishing. Joining Bob will be guide George Mrozinski. Also on this weeks Sportsman’s Table we feature a pecan encrusted fried shrimp recipe.
Chef Adam Silverman of Down Town Southern Funk Restaurant shares his Stuffed Pork Chop recipe with Bob. They’re at the City Center Farmers Market in Downtown Florence SC.
Bog-Stuffed Porkchop with Blueberry Blaze Sauce and Three Kale Mix
2 x 2” thick Pork Chop (sourced from Maypop Farm in Darlington, SC)
1⁄2 cup Rice, dry (sourced from Carolina Plantation in Darlington, SC)
1 cup Water
1 each Pork Chorizo Sausage (sourced from Maypop Farm in Darlington, SC)
1⁄2 cup Blueberries (sourced from Silver Lake Forge and Farm in Timmonsville, SC)
1 tsp. Garlic, minced (sourced from Sophronia Farm in Lynchburg, SC)
1 tsp. Ginger Root, minced (sourced from Crafty Maibritt, LLC in Lake City, SC)
1 Tbsp Onion, minced (sourced from Ellerbe Vegetable Farm in Timmonsvills, SC)
1 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
1 each Ghost Pepper (sourced from Ellerbe Vegetable Farm in Timmonsville, SC)
3 cups Kale, fresh (sourced from Ellerbe Vegetable Farm in Timmonsville, SC)
2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1) Make the Blueberry Blaze Sauce – combine the Blueberries, Garlic, Ginger, Onion and Ghost Pepper in a saucepot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the Rice Wine Vinegar. Blend to smooth and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper (careful… the sauce is spicy!). Hold chilled for use. This step can be done up to 48 hours in advance.
2) Make the bog – roughly chop the Chorizo Sausage and place into a pot with the dry rice, water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then cover and turn down to a very low simmer. Cook approximately 30 minutes until all the water has been absorbed. Set aside to cool slightly. This step can be done up to 24 hours in advance by placing the bog mix in an airtight container or ziplock bag and holding chilled.
3) Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a slit in the sides of the Pork Chops and stuff with the Bog mixture. Bring a pan to medium-high heat. Season the Pork Chop on all sides with salt and pepper. Add 1 Tbsp. Of cooking oil to the pan and add the Pork Chops. Sear until you get a nice golden crust developing, around 2-3 minutes) and then flip to the other side. Cook another 2-3 minutes and then place the pork chop on the side opposite where you cut the slit, so it is standing upright. Place in the oven and cook until done, about 8-10 minutes.
4) While the Pork Chops are in the oven place a pan on medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil. Roughly chop the kale. When the pan is hot, add the kale, season with salt and pepper and cook until the kale has softened but still retains some texture.
5) Place the kale down in the center of the plate, the pork chop on top of that and drizzle with the blueberry sauce. Enjoy!
Bob looks back at deer season 2019 and preps for deer season 2020. We’ll show some new scouting tools already in place and look at some new techniques being tried for a successful deer hunting season for this year even though it’s only summer.