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.
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.
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.
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!