On this episode Bob is back at Southern Woods Plantation quail hunting with special guest South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and Sonny Perdue, former Secretary of Agriculture and former Governor of the state of Georgia.
Bob takes officers of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on a quail hunt at Southern Woods Plantation in Sylvester Georgia.
This week Bob is back down at Southern Woods Plantation in beautiful Sylvester, Georgia, one of his favorite bird-hunting locations.
Joining Bob as his wing man, is Kurt Neubrecht, the Field Marketing Manager for General Motors in the southeastern region.
Grab your shotgun and get ready for some action!
[Bob] Folks, welcome to our show this week. I’m back down at Southern Woods Plantation in beautiful Sylvester, Georgia, one of my favorite bird-hunting locations ever, and with me today, and my guest, and my wing man, is Kurt Neubrecht. He’s the field marketing manager for Chevrolet in the southeastern region, and I tell you what. You know, Kurt, it’s always a pleasure to have you just with a shotgun in your hand, but I also have to say, about a year ago we were doing this, okay? We had a little bit of different conditions.
We did, and I’m glad to be back. It’s a little bit better this time, but looking forward to it. It should be a great time.
Well, you know, one of the things that I love about bird hunting is this fellowship and that sort of thing. You know, it’s bird hunting and trucks, man, I’m telling you what. And, you know, we’re also gonna get a chance to talk about the new Silverado Platform, the 2019, okay? I’m excited to hear from you on that, and maybe a sneak preview on what’s coming here soon.
Yeah, we’ll talk about all that. Looking forward to it. Should be a great time.
All right, well, listen. On the buggy we’ll be, and folks? Stay tuned, ’cause I’m telling ya, there’s gonna be birds flying, and Kurt? Well, he’s gonna be stylin’ and profilin’ this morning. Beautiful right there. What I thought initially, he might have been a jay. Fish on. Double up, double up, there. This looks like a birdy spot. Mm.
[Newt] Don’t keep coming on past the dogs. Come here, Jake. Get the birds.
[Bob] Dix, he’ll find ’em. Dix, he’ll find ’em. There we go. Oh! Ah, very nice shot. Nice shot, Kurt. I had kind of safety in mind. I really don’t like taking them behind me, you know? It’s better to be safe than sorry sometimes. Hey, that’s a great shot. Hup, there they go. Woo!
Two for two.
Woo, man. Mm, mm, mm, mm. All right, let me get reloaded here.
[Kurt] What do you think about that, Bob?
[Bob] Ah, buddy, let me tell you something. All right, Dixie. Ah. Well, I just flat missed that one. I’m sorry. I tell you what, the tree this morning just kind of got me hammered.
[Newt] Check it out, Dix.
[Bob] There it goes, Kurt. Your bird. Hey, nice shot. Nicely done, man.
[Kurt] Thank you.
[Bob] Nicely done.
Woo! Mm. What do you think, Dot? There more in there? Dot says I’m just faking you out. Okay. All right, man. But yeah, that’s awesome shooting over there.
He killed a double to start with.
Yeah, with the last one.
I didn’t see but one crawl. Were both on this side?
Two fell right here and then one right back.
Give me bump, buddy. You on your game this morning.
Yeah, I guess I am.
You know, wow. I knew there was a reason I asked you to come quail hunting.
[Kurt] I’m feeling it today.
Yeah, I’m telling you, you are feeling it. Dixie says there’s birds in here.
[Kurt] I see one. Right there.
They’re like Shake ‘N Bake, but I helped.
[Kurt] Man, I’m on fire today.
Yeah, I tell you, bud, you are. Man! I ought to call you Quick-Draw McGraw. Okay. There we go. Man!
I don’t fool around.
Hey, listen. Nicely done, bub. Nicely done.
You know what it is? It’s the no snow.
It must be, but the Georgia snow.
I tell you, folks. A year ago, it was snowing hub-deep to a Ferris wheel. Nine degrees. Matter of fact, neither one of us could hit a thing.
Yeah, I think we were too cold!
Oh, man. It does make a difference. Woo. Well, folks, stay tuned. We’re gonna have more great bird-hunting action from Sylvester, Georgia, Southern Woods Plantation, and tell you what. I’m shooing a Browning 725 .410 this morning with Browning 2 3/4 ammo. Ah, the best there is. I’ve got both combinations. Stay tuned, we’ll be right back.
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[Bob] All right, Kurt, get ready, brother.
[Kurt] I’m ready.
[Bob] Dixie’s reset.
[Newt] Get the bird.
[Bob] Maggie and Dot, mm.
[Bob] There we go.
The tree got me, man. I had to get him on the second. Oh. Awesome. Birds down. Mm. Now, Kurt, that’s the kind of snow I like, okay?
Not the white kind. I like Georgia snow.
Yeah, with feathers flying. Yeah, man. All right, Dixie’s got the bird. Look-it here. Mm-mm. All right. Wow. Mm. Well, listen, Kurt. Come over here, man. We gotta introduce our guide for the day. We got, folks, Newt Hughes. He’s from Nashville, Georgia. Been a guide, how many years you been a guide down here?
I don’t know. Been a while.
Well, listen, I tell you what. Here at Southern Woods, we really love coming down here, and, Newt, you know, it’s dogs like Dixie and Maggie and Dot and all the different dogs that you use, and I know you’re a dog trainer. You raise those dogs and so, that’s really what makes the hunt special for folks like us. So, I just got to give you a little bump out there, bro. But, I tell you what, man. It’s nice having you as a wing man, huh?
I appreciate it.
All right, let’s go get the next birds.
One off the bat.
Yeah, man. All right, Dixie. Come on, find them birds. Your brothers there and sisters are working hard. Hup! Nice.
[Kurt] One down.
[Bob] Welp, got him down.
Got bird down.
[Bob] Woo, nicely done. That’s a beautiful rise right there.
[Newt] Get down.
[Bob] Mine’s on the left over here. Oh, there may be more in there. Get ready, Kurt. Hup! Down, down, down, down, down, down. I saw it. Yep, there it went. Mm. Oh wow. Let me get reloaded, woo-hoo! Okay.
[Newt] Welp, whoa.
[Bob] Nope. Mm. Dell and Callie. Led by Dixie. What you thinking, Dixie? Now, let me get out from behind this tree. I’ve been behind trees all morning.
[Kurt] That your excuse?
[Bob] Yeah, I gotta stick to that one, too. All right, Callie’s whiffing them. She’s whiffing them. Whiffin’ ’em. Woo! Mm, one down. That’s all, I only got one shot. Man, that’s a pretty point, golly. Wow. All right, Kurt, you ready, brother?
[Kurt] Yes, sir.
[Bob] All right, man.
[Newt] Dix. Get the bird. Dix, come here, heel. Come here. Get a bird.
Dixie says I’m working at it, Dad. Hup! No bird on the back. I got one. Dixie’s got it.
Here we come. Get it, Dixie, thank you. Thank you. Gosh, I mean… You know, South Georgia quail hunting of the morning, huh?
[Kurt] Nothing better.
Now, I know you like snowmobiling, okay? And, you know, you being from Michigan originally, but I’d rather have this than snow any day. Come on up, Kurt, I’ll slide a little bit this way. There we go.
[Newt] Dix, heel. Heel. You want to get in the front, go and try and try to find them?
[Bob] There, we good.
[Newt] All right. Ready? Get the bird, Dix.
I got one. I really didn’t get the other one. Dixie’s got it. One down. Okay, looks like we may need to get reset, Kurt. How many you got down over there, brother?
Got two down. One down? Okay.
[Kurt] One down.
[Newt] Come here, dog.
[Bob] All right, Maggie says there’s more birds there. Now Dot’s getting reset. Is that pretty, Kurt, or what? Mm.
[Bob] Listen. You came in a Tahoe today.
[Bob] I think your wife would love, and the kids would love, to have a dog when you go home.
[Kurt] They would. Have you been talking to my wife?
[Bob] No, but I can.
[Newt] Dixie! Dixie, don’t do it.
I shouldn’t have done that. I knew I couldn’t catch up to that dog. Oh, there it goes. Folks, stay tuned. When we come back, we’re gonna have another great recipe on this week’s Sportsman’s Table.
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Welcome to Chive Blossom Café on The Sportsman’s Table this week, and joining me is my guest chef Andreann Geise with My Big Fat Greek Kitchen here in Myrtle Beach, and she’s got a great recipe for us. It’s got some fresh green tomatoes, certified SC-grown. Okay, Andreann. Well, I tell you what. I’m gonna let you tell everybody what you’re building here, okay? Because I love green tomatoes.
I’m baking a Greek dish called moussaka and I’m substituting the eggplant with green tomatoes. They’re a wonderful substitution for it, and they’re fresh, local tomatoes.
Oh, that’s great. Well, what’s the first step?
So, the first step in the dish is you’re gonna cook off some potatoes, and you’re gonna put them in a pan. They’re layered into a pan, and they’re just fork-tender.
[Bob] You want me to help you here a little bit?
Yeah, I’m gonna lay this over here. The green tomatoes were lightly floured and salted and sauteed up, and they’re just gonna be layered right on top of that.
So you’re basically just squeezing in there. The flour that I coated them with helps it make a nice sauce and thicken up while it cooks.
[Bob] And folks, if you want a copy of her recipe, just log onto bobredfern.com. Go to The Sportsman’s Table and it’ll be right there.
The next layer is gonna be meat sauce, and let me put this to the side. I browned some ground beef. You could do pork, you could do whatever, deer meat, if you want to. I browned it off, putting it back in a hot pan with a little bit of olive oil. Oops!
[Bob] There we go.
[Andreann] It’s decided to jump on me. There we go. Told you, everything’s so fresh, it’s alive here.
[Bob] Yeah, man, I’m helping you. I’m trying to get my certified flipping. Okay, there we go.
[Andreann] I’ve also sauteed some onions with a little bit of garlic, salt, and pepper.
[Bob] Am I shaking it right?
You’re shaking it right.
I’m gonna mix that up a little bit. And now this is my own spice blend that I’m putting in there.
It will be listed on your website, so I’m gonna give away my secrets.
Yeah, there you go.
And I like to make my own tomato sauce and I jar it, but you can buy whatever garden tomato sauce you like or your favorite tomato sauce, and that gets poured in.
Once the sauce has simmered a little bit and the flavors melded together, you pour the sauce on top, and you want a nice thick layer. The potatoes on the bottom are gonna drink a lot of this sauce. So you just pour it on there, get it pretty even. It doesn’t have to be exact.
[Bob] Oh yeah.
And we’re gonna press it down a little bit. We want it nice and flat because we have the last layer going on, which is a Béchamel sauce, but I wanted to add a little South to it, so I added some stone-ground grits to my Béchamel.
Oh, wow. Now, how long is this gonna have to cook for?
It’s gonna cook at 375 for about 35 to 40 minutes until you get a nice brown topping. Let me lay this over to the side here. And in this pan, I’ve got… Thank you.
I appreciate it.
I’m your sous chef today, how ’bout that?
Well, you’re a wonderful sous chef.
So, I’ve got the bechamel cooking. As you can see, it’s… It’s kind of like a real–
Yeah, it’s thin for grits but thick for a Béchamel, but it’s gonna bake and it’s gonna fluff up. Okay, so we pour that on top. And it’s not gonna puff too much, so you want it pretty much almost to the top of the pan, but not quite, and you just kinda spread it even.
[Bob] Okay, that’s easy.
Yeah, it’s a quick dish, and it’s all in one. You pretty much have everything you need in one dish. You got grits. You got potatoes, You got a nice meat sauce.
You do, here, let me help you with that.
Okay, put that to the side. So, this’ll go in the oven.
And we’ll put that in the oven and when it’s done, it’ll look like this.
[Bob] That is awesome. Look at that, mm. Got a little bit of salad on top there.
Yes, I do a little fresh salad. It’s got parsley, tomato, onions, a little bit of cucumber, and it gives it a little bit of color. It’s a little brightness to the dish.
There you go. Thank you so much for being our guest chef today.
I appreciate it.
Folks, listen, if you would like more great recipes just like you saw today on The Sportsman’s Table, you can also log on to certifiedscgrown.com and see what’s fresh on your menu, as well as the next time you’re in Myrtle Beach, come on down to The Chive Blossom Cafe, Pawleys Island, or contact My Big Fat Greek Kitchen and you could have Andreann, well, she could prepare a meal just for you at home. That’s all we got time for this week. We’ll be right back next week with another great recipe, right here on The Sportsman’s Table.
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[Bob] This one’s gonna be kind of tricky, Kurt. Hup!
I kinda had to let it clear the limbs.
[Kurt] Nice shot.
[Bob] Grab it up, girls.
[Kurt] Bird down. Oh.
[Bob] Dixie says maybe more. Maybe not.
Here she comes. Maggie’s got it. All right, dude, I’ve got to ask you. I know you’re older than me and you’ve been doing this stuff a long, long time, okay.
All right, talk to me.
Tell me how many years have you been guiding, how many years have you been raising dogs, ’cause you know, that’s a part of the sport that’s dying.
42, 42 years.
42 years, oh my goodness. Well, folks, our guide from Nashville, Georgia right here. Newt Hughes. He’s got some great dogs today. Southern Woods Plantation. It don’t get any better than that. Come on down. Log onto Bob’s Top 16. You too can come on down and book your bird hunt of a lifetime. Hey, great food, great place to stay, and great guides like this, okay? And dogs just like Dixie. All right, man, woo-hoo! Well, folks, before we go on our show this week, I’ve had some great bird hunting, and listen. This guy was just target-on with all of… I tell you, bird hunting, you making it all over today.
It was a great time.
Well, you know, and folks, I wanna take just one quick look at the new 2019 Silverado. The all-new Silverado. This one behind me happens to be mine, and these guys have put me in such a great ride. You see me in Chevvers all the time, and you have for over 18 years plus, and these guys never cease to amaze me and what Chevy and all the engineers, and, well, just everybody that goes into building these great trucks, what they do to these trucks to make them for us and the outdoors. Great, and you’ve got to talk about this new Platform. It’s all-new.
Yeah, all new from the ground up. Re-engineered. Basically, it’s the strongest, most advanced Silverado that we’ve ever made. They’re 450 pounds lighter than the previous generation. It’s got air Kurtains in the front for aerodynamic efficiency. It’s got a new trailering package integrated with the camera. LED headlights in the front and rear. Easy-lift locking and folding rear tailgate, so a lot of great features in this new truck.
[Bob] Plus, it is the first one that they’ve put a lift kit in.
It is. You are correct. This is the first Chevrolet Silverado with a factory two-inch lift. So, as you can see, it really makes that truck look good. It’s the Z71 package on top of that, so it’s a dynamite look on that truck.
Well, the Trail Boss, listen. I get great looks wherever it goes. Man, on the road, and I just can’t thank you guys enough for what you do for us here in the outdoors. Not only on our show, but what you do in the outdoors in general across this county, because everybody that drives a Chevy, everybody that proudly displays that bow tie, it’s a tribute to the folks at General Motors and Chevrolet.
It is. Thank you.
You’re wild, man.
We gotta do it again. This time, maybe it’s a rod and reel? Now that you’ve mastered the shotgun.
That’s right, on to the next sporting event.
Yeah, man, we’re gonna do it.
Well, folks, listen, that’s our show for this week. As we always like to say, the outdoors’ our passion. I want it to be yours, too. We’ll see you right back here again next week on another episode of Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine. Man, I’m just telling you.
In this weeks episode, Bob heads to Sylvester, Georgia and Southern Woods Plantation for some great southern Georgia quail hunting. Joining Bob on this hunt are S.C. Representative Brian White, Buddy Jennings and guide B.J. McKennon. And on the Sportsman’s Table, Bob’s in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina at Wicked Tuna Restaurant with Ed Drombroski, owner of Lee’s Farmers Market. He’s got a South Carolina certified shrimp recipe.
[Announcer] On this week’s Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, Bob heads to Sylvester, Georgia to Southern Woods Plantation for some great southern Georgia quail hunting. And on this week’s Sportsman’s Table, we feature a South Carolina certified shrimp recipe. All this and a whole lot more, and it begins all right now.
Well folks welcome to our show, we’re back in south Georgia, Sylvester, here at Southern Woods Plantation and I’ve got a great group of wing men. I’ve got our guide here today. Let me introduce all of these guys that are going to be with us today. I’ve got, Representative Brian White from Anderson, South Carolina. He’s going to join me as a wing man. I’ve got a good friend of mine, I know he’s been on the show, both these guys have, but its been a while since I had them over at Birdog. Buddy Jennings, the former director of the Parks Rec and Tourism agency in South Carolina. And then our guide extraordinaire today, BJ McKennon from right down here in Sylvester, Georgia. We’ve got a great show lined up for you, we’ve got some great bird dogs that are going to be hitting the ground today. Southern Woods Plantation, log on to bobredfern.com Go to my top 16 and if you want to come to paradise where there are birds flying and a great place to stay, Benji Deloach and all the staff down here would love to have you come. Guys, I’m ready to shoot some birds.
Let’s do it.
Alright man, lets do it. Alright. Alright guys, get after em.
[Brian] There goes Buddy.
[Bob] Buddy your namesakes on the back.
[Bob] Rudy is ready, Kate’s ready. Go bird. Hey, nice shot Brian, nice shot! That’s a beautiful covey rise right there. I’m tellin’ ya. Yeah. Gave them some more, get ready boys.
[Bob] Mm, no. Oh.
[Brian] Alright Buddy, both of you.
[Bob] Alright Rudy. Whoo! Nicely done boys, nicely done. What a covey rise.
[Brian] Holy moly.
[Bob] Oh my goodness. Whoo! Wow! Mm, mm,mm. Ah, there we go, may have some more in there guys. Get re-loaded.
[Brian] We’re ready. That Buddy’s good at retrievin’
[Bob] He’s got yours Brian.
[BJ] Here, here Here
[Bob] Oh goodness gracious
[Brian] That was a beautiful rise right there now.
[BJ] Hey, come here buddy, whoa, whoa.
[Brian] Mm, mm, mm.
That was wonderful.
[Buddy] No it wasn’t too good.
Hey you want some advice? Seriously, try closing just one eye. Don’t close both eyes.
[Bob] Oh my goodness. BJ come here. Come here just a second. I want the folks out there to understand what it’s like being a guide on a major plantation like this, real quick. I mean I know it’s got to be stressful for you, because you guys have go so many clients that are coming through here.
Yeah, some days it is. Most of the people, I say 95% of the people we have, are… You know, some what experienced gun havers, maybe not hunters, but they’ve handled guns. We get a few every once in a while that are new and we have to kind of help them along. But for the most part, I say 95% of people truly appreciate what the guide is trying to do for them.
Every once in a while you get some that have no idea, really, they have no idea when they leave.
You’re exactly right…
For the most part most of them, most of the people that come here you know, have bird hunted before and you want them to have a good experience because, you want them to come back.
Absolutely. You know when they come back everybody wins.
Well and you know the good thing too about coming down to Southern Woods is, you guys all 16 of you guides down here take the time. Even for the novice and the ones that don’t get out, you take the time to coach, teach, and mentor them and get them back up to speed again so they can enjoy…
Well we want them to have a good time, we want em to come back.
[Bob] Yeah. Well Rudy, there have got to be more birds where that came from. Alright bro lets get on it.
Alright, find some quail.
Alright come on Buddy!
[Brian] Here Rudy.
[Bob] Alright, Buddy’s got em, Kate’s got em, Rudy’s got em. Everybody’s on em.
[Brian] Rudy get out of there.
Come on Rudy here, not yet, whoa. Whoa no, not yet. Whoa, whoa. Okay.
[Bob] Nice shot Buddy.
[Brian] Nice shot. Nicely done Buddy. Nicely done.
[Brian] Rudy, here.
Well folks this is an offspring of Rudy. This cocker right here it belongs to BJ McKennon, our guide today. 14 weeks, he’s gonna be a future good one. But listen, we’ve got more great quail action coming, from Southern Woods Plantation in Sylvester, Georgia. And I tell you what, this is going to be a future dog right here. You gonna be a good one aint ya? Yeah ya are. Stay tuned. When we come back, more quail hunting from south Georgia.
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[Bob] Alright boys, boys are working! There we go Buddy, nice back up. Awesome.
[Buddy] Whoa whoa. Hey it’s still pointed right here.
[Bob] Yep, get ready, get re-loaded guys.
[Buddy] Whoa, whoa
[Brian] Good shot Buddy.
[Bob] Drake is fetching em up! You know I’m kind of enjoying this from the bleachers here. Enjoying a little Southern Woods hospitality. There he goes Buddy. Whoa!
[Bob] You know there ain’t nothing worse than trying to ascertain to get around a tree. I’ll have to tell ya, that is tough.
[BJ] Got a dead bird right here, let’s see what he is.
[Bob] Alright. While we’re doing that guys, come on over here.
[Brian] Shooting with an audience.
[Bob] Now I have to ask y’all… What do y’all think of Southern Woods so far, as the experience of coming down here? Buddy?
I gotta tell ya it’s the … it’s the habitat is just fantastic, the food’s good, the lodging’s good and you can’t beat this guide. He is fantastic. This is a great place.
I tell ya what, Brian, I tell ya what, that pork chop we had for supper last night, man!
Good lord wasn’t that something?
Put me to bed.
Well you know as conservationists and sportsmen, you guys have done this all your life. I mean, to me, of course bird hunting is just something I love doing and I know you guys do too.
Over the back of a great bird dog, and I know you’re partial to this new…
One down here, Buddy, too. And then you’ve got your own.
So, you know, I just think coming together the comradeship and all of that it’s just a great experience.
It doesn’t get any better than this. I mean this is just beautiful, beautiful. I’m excited to be here.
I’m excited to have you guys.
I’m glad I’m a friend of Bob.
Guys I’m telling ya.
Man its awesome. Well I think there’s more out here, okay. I think I hear Drake, Jill.
And the best dog they got, it’s named Buddy, look at that.
That Buddy, there he goes. Alright men, lets go get some more. Nice Brian, nice, nice shot.
[Brian] You said shoot it.
[Bob] Nice chucker, whoo! Oh man. Wait a minute we got another point here, get reloaded. Get reloaded.
[Brian] There’s that bonus bird.
[Bob] I’m tellin’ ya. There you go, take him!
[Brian] Ahh. There you go.
[Bob] You got him, alright Buddy!
[Brian] There you go Buddy.
[Bob] Buddy takin up the rear! Alright.
[BJ] Here’s a decoy, right here. Come here boss, come here boss. Here, here, here, here.
Whoo, I’m tellin’ ya, a 747 hunt.
Well, listen. As we get reset here with the dogs, let’s talk a little bit about the congressional sports and caucus. You’ve been a member a number of years and those things that are passionate for you, what does that really mean to you to be a part of that group of legislators?
Well it’s a great organization Bob and its a bunch of legislators and the beauty of what we do is not about party. It’s about the Great Outdoors, it’s about, you know, the shooting sports, it’s about fishing, it’s just about preserving a way of life that this country was founded upon. It’s going out, it’s not only about taking game, it’s how to prepare it and how to be thankful for it and thanking the good Lord for one, giving us this great earth that we can go out and harvest these things. Some days you just don’t harvest anything, but, I mean, look where we are today.
I mean this is just absolutely wonderful and it’s about access and preserving what we do have and making sure we have good natural resources and quality air and water and those types of things for the habitat, the things that we take.
[Bob] Well the great thing for us as hunters and outdoors men is for legislators like you and the rest of the group that understand what this means to the rest of us out here across the… well not just in South Carolina, but across the country.
Oh absolutely and currently we got 48 states. Hawaii and Rhode Island are the only two we don’t have, that we’re currently working on. Rhode Island, I hope we’re going to secure it this year. But anywhere you go and it’s just a great brother and sisterhood that we have. It’s male, female, Republican, Democrat. I mean, it is absolutely phenomenal. But when we get together the beauty of it is, the folks out there that are just so divided on politics and just hate politics and all these politicians. We never talk party, we talk about outdoors. We talk about hunting, fishing, taking of game, trapping, shooting sports you know. Make sure the kids that are coming up today in high school and show them the proper way to treat a fire arm, to respect it. And not these video games or things that we do but absolutely and try to pass that on. I mean, we had that fortune that our parents would pass that along and did different things, but we got to make sure that’s still there for those kids.
Brian, thank you for all that you do man.
But, I tell you what behind these Brownings, man, listen I think there’s more birds out there. I’m thinking your Buddy’s on point over there.
I tell ya, he is.
Well lets go, lets go find them.
[Commentator] Coming up we head to the Sportsman’s Table for another great South Carolina certified recipe, featuring fresh and locally grown South Carolina vegetables and South Carolina harvested shrimp. The Sportsman’s Table is brought to you by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Whether you live in South Carolina or out of state, be sure to buy South Carolina grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. Make sure your food is South Carolina certified. It’s a matter of taste.
Welcome folks for another Sportsman’s Table edition here. We are in beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina at Wicked Tuna Restaurant and I tell ya what, Ed Dombrowski, he is the owner of Lee’s Farm here at beautiful Murrells Inlet. You’ve seen Ed on the show before. Hey, Drunkin’ Shrimp, you’ve gotta remember.
Yeah, that’s right.
We love havin’ Ed come back and here, we’re on location at Wicked Tuna. Ed..
Great to see you again Bob.
Man, it’s good to see you.
Thanks for having me again.
Oh you’re welcome. What do you got for us today?
Today we’re gonna do a little shrimp dish, Shrimp Scampi, but I’m gonna do a little bit more Mediterranean style. Typically, when you think Shrimp Scampi, it’s more like Italian. Here I’m gonna make it more Mediterranean Greek. We’re gonna add little bit of feta cheese. We’re gonna use zucchini, things like that.
Oh wow, okay.
Alright, so what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna get some oil and butter in the pan.
There you go.
Gotta get that sizzle goin’.
Oh, yeah. Gotta put the butter in.
And, you know, the great thing too about these farms, you guys, it’s all about local South Carolina.
Excellent. The butter, everything.
Shrimp is local. A lot of the produce that you see here we actually grow right at the market.
So Well we got this goin’ here, I’m gonna throw some shallots. Gotta love those shallots
Gotta have shallots.
Gotta have shallots. Gotta have the garlic. Okay, I made these more like a sliver opposed to a mince. So they’ll get almost like little chips so they have a little texture to them.
[Bob] Well then your breath would be…
[Ed] Exactly, yeah exactly. Alright, I’m gonna throw a little bit oregano and thyme in it, which is, again that Mediterranean flavor.
[Bob] Gosh, you just smell the flavor.
Exactly. Now we’re gonna throw our shrimp in.
Okay now, lot of folks will argue how long to cook the shrimp, okay.
Very quick. Couple minutes, that’s all we wanna do. Is we wanna get ’em just pink.
[Bob] Now from sight, is just where they start to turn red.
[Ed] When they turn red, that’s what we wanna do.
Now instead of using pasta, ’cause a lot of people use pasta for scampis, I’m using zucchini and I spiraled it. Okay, so everything’s nice and fresh.
[Bob] Ahh, okay.
[Ed] Okay, so we’ll add that in there.
[Bob] Oh, neat.
[Bob] Now that’s a first.
[Ed] Yup. You know, a lot of people went to whole gluten free and stuff like that.
[Ed] So we do that and again you’ll notice it’s all fresh South Carolina grown. Mix that around a little bit.
[Bob] Now how long to you usually cook the zucchini.
Again, just like shrimp, real quick. Just ’cause it’s real nice and thin.
So it’s still gonna be crunchy.
I’m gonna throw a little bit more butter in there.
Okay, now I’m gonna throw a little bit, crumble a little bit of feta cheese in there.
Okay. A little bit of lemon zest.
[Ed] Mix it around.
[Bob] You know, that zucchini looks just like noodles.
[Ed] It does. Alright.
[Bob] And there we go, Scampi. Mm.
Now it’s gonna be ready to plate. So what we’re gonna do here… put that up on there, like that and then we’re gonna finish it off with a little…
Ahh, a little decoration.
Little bit more decoration. Gotta have some color on there. Okay, a little bit of lemon zest. Lemon goes great
[Bob] Oh yeah.
with this. Little bit more feta. Who doesn’t like cheese.
Yeah, there you go.
Okay and then finish her off with a little bit of parsley. And there you have, you have a Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi.
That is just fabulous. Look at there folks, another great recipe this week from Ed Dombrowski at Lee’s Farm, here at beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. I tell you what, I’ll let you hold that. I ain’t gonna shake your hand.
No definitely not.
Okay, now listen. I wanna thank you again for being a guest this week. And folks, remember, buy and eat local. It’s simply a matter of taste. Log on to certifiedscgrown.com and see what’s fresh on the menu for yourself. We’ll see you right back here again next week on another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table.
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[Brian] Look at that youngin’ Go get ’em Rock.
[Buddy] Fourteen weeks.
[Everyone] There he is.
[Brian] You got him in the wing.
[BJ] I don’t know.
[Bob] It went across the road.
[BJ] Rock, where’d he go.
[Bob] Buddy’s got him.
[Bob] Awe it’s Rock. Oh my goodness. Look at that dog.
[Brian] There he is.
[Bob] Well I’m here to tell ya that dog would look nice up in Little Mountain, South Carolina.
[BJ] Y’all would kill it.
[Bob] On Wieland Road.
[Buddy] Pick him up, good boy.
[Brian] Look at him.
[Bob] Look at that. Awe, looky here. Ha, ha, ha, wow.
[BJ] Bring him here.
[Bob] Amazing, fourteen weeks? Can you imagine?
[Bob] Oh my goodness.
[Brian] On point.
Is there not anybody that ever not love a puppy.
[Brian] I tell ya.
[Bob] I’m tellin’ you right there, wow. Rock the man, fourteen weeks old
[Brian] Alright Rock, time to work it boy.
I would like to buy that dog as well. But I don’t whether we’re gonna get there or not. You’ll just have to stay tuned.
[BJ] Alright Brian, you see all birds?
[Brian] No I’ve been missing it.
[Bob] Get ’em Brian, nice shot Brian. Nicely done. You had all the birds your way.
[Bob] Nicely done.
[Brian] Thank you.
[BJ] Whoa, whoa.
[Bob] Oo, look at that. Stopped on a dime.
[Brian] Buddy gonna back him up.
[BJ] Whoa, whoa.
Alright guys listen, we’ve spent a full day at Southern Woods Plantation and I asked you this morning, when we got in here, dinner was awesome, okay, y’all enjoyed the night stay, but tell me, after a full day of bird hunting here, what do you all think now.
It’s awesome. I’ve never hunted South Georgia but I’d definitely tell everyone to come to Southern Woods Plantation. It is one blessed place and birds fly great and the people are fantastic here.
You just can’t believe the habitat. I mean, it’s the most beautiful, it’s like they used to hunt in the old days, you know, with pines and broom sage like this, it’s just unbelievable. Just doesn’t exist everywhere.
Well my mission is almost complete, okay. I’ve got you guys both to shootin’ a Browning 410 and the 725 and so I know that’s gonna be in both Brian and your future, okay. We then have got you with a cocker puppy on the list, okay, and I know your wife is already on board with that, okay. And rock is awesome, I know. That was an exception this morning.
It truly was, I mean, the first time that he actually flushed a bird and the first time he retrieved a bird, I shot the bird. So, I fell in love with him, right off. I mean, I keep going up on the price but so far he hadn’t decided to sell it.
Tell ya, I know, we may have to do an alternate plan here, but the other thing that I got to work on here is I got to put Chevy’s in driveways and I gotta get one, you gotta get a new one, okay, and I gotta get one in Brian’s. Are we gonna make it?
I think so. I’m gonna sell mine and I can buy yours.
Okay, we can make that happen.
And I’ll go buy it before he has to buy that dog ’cause the price will go up on that truck ’cause he’s gonna try to make up the difference to get that dog.
There you go.
And the price keeps going up on the dog ’cause you had him in your arms the day he put him on camera so he’s now a star.
See, now he’s a T.V. star.
Oh my gosh guys. I just wanna tell ya both how appreciative I am and honored to have you guys as my wing men today on the show. That’s what our show’s about is showcasing guys like you that have that passion, who have grown up this. And I know, Brian, all the things that you do in the legislature both in the state of South Carolina and at the national level on the caucus, is just instrumental in preserving what we do. Buddy, you with your former directorship as the Director of Parks Rec. and Tourism, I mean, tourism, that’s your life and it still is. And both of you guys, it’s just been an honor and privileged to have both of you all.
Oh, thank you so much for inviting us.
We couldn’t have had a better day.
We can’t have a better spokesman in South Carolina than you for the Great Outdoors, I mean, you televise and showcase what we have across this country and you’ve always been a friend of the outdoors whether it’s fishin’ or hunting and as far as the Association of Sportmen’s caucuses, you always do a fabulous job with helping us to promote our cause and teach folks the Great Outdoors is a wonderful place. Walk out the door and just experience what God created.
You’re absolutely right and guys with that I’ll tell ya. Folks, as I always like to say, the outdoors is my passion. I know it is for these two guys. We will see you right back here again next week and we want the outdoors to be your passion too. Next week Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine is gonna be somewhere around the country. We’ll see ya then.
This week Bob will be quail hunting the old fashioned southern way with horses and mule drawn carts. Pine Hill Plantation is the only Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting facility and the only lodge in the Beretta Trident Program that provides guided bobwhite quail hunting exclusively from mule-drawn wagon and horseback. Experience Georgia quail hunting as it has been done on most of the private plantations for over 150 years and see Bob on horse back…Wow! Hold onto your seats for some exciting Georgia quail hunting, and don’t miss a fantastic Certified SC Grown quail recipe over at The Sportsman’s Table.
Pine Hill Plantation is the only Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting facility and the only lodge in the Beretta Trident Program that provides guided bobwhite quail hunting exclusively from mule-drawn wagon and horseback. Experience Georgia quail hunting as it has been done on most of the private plantations for over 150 years.
If quail hunting is anything, it is driven by tradition. And for those who believe in traditions, there is only one way to hunt quail… from horseback and mule-drawn wagon. Quail hunting from horseback is as deeply imbedded in the southern plantation psyche as grits and cornbread, and the mule-drawn wagon is an iconic symbol of the grand plantation quail hunting social experience.
Located in deep in the heart of south Georgia quail country, we provide our guests with an authentic experience that does justice to the history and tradition. At Pine Hill Plantation we manage over 6000 acres of longleaf pine forest with wiregrass understory… the original quail habitat as it was more than 200 years ago. These forests are some of the finest habitat in all of south Georgia and they are native home to hard-flying wild quail that have to be hunted and are not merely shot.
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