Fried Shrimp and Altman Farm & Mill Grits with Stewed Tomatoes
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 medium onion, diced
3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
2 jalapenos, gutted and diced
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. salt & pepper
1/3 c. white wine
In a preheated sauce pan, add butter then saute the onions, garlic, jalapenos, and cook down for about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, and water. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes – stirring occasionally. Remove lid and reduce until thickened.
Altman Farm & Mill Grits should be prepared according to the package.
Use Altman Farm and Mill’s Fish Fry to batter 1lb. of head-off shrimp, peeled and deveined. Fry the shrimp according to the directions on the package.
Crunchy Fried Summer Vegetables with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce
2 fresh zucchini squash
2 fresh yellow squash
18-20 fresh okra
3 cups whole milk
1 Tbs. salt
Altman Farm and Mill’s Fish Fry
Oil for frying
Cut fresh zucchini and squash into ¼” thick slices. Cut okra into thirds. Whisk eggs and salt in milk to make an egg wash. Soak the cut vegetables in the egg wash for 10-15 minutes. Coat the vegetables in the fry mix and cook the vegetables according to the directions on the Altman Farm and Mill Fish Fry.
Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce
Add 2-3 Tbs. of Siracha hot sauce to 1 cup of your favorite ranch dressing.
Joining Bob at the City Center Market in Florence, South Carolina are co-owners of Salsa y Limon Restaurant, Charlie Cuevas and Israel Morales. They’re serving up an authentic Mexican dish, Shrimp Ceviche.
Begin by cleaning and boiling your shrimp in lightly salted water for 2-3 minutes. Once the shrimp have fully cooked, put them in an ice water bath to cool them. Once they are cool to the touch, chop them into large pieces and set aside.
Combine the onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro by mixing together in a bowl. Once combined, stir in the chopped shrimp and then add the lime juice. Salt to taste. Serve with sliced avocado on top of tostados or eat with tortilla chips.
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.