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Seared Duck Breast | The Sportsman’s Table

Seared Duck Breast over Yukon Gold Puree with Red Wine Sauce & Roasted Vegetables – 2 Portions

2-(6-7 oz) Duck Breasts)

Season both sides of duck breasts lightly with Salt & Pepper.  Now place the skin side down in a pre-heated Sautee pan over medium-high heat.  The natural fat will render off the Duck into the pan, so you may not need additional oil.  Sear until the duck skin is very crispy, about 3-4 minutes, then turn to sear the opposite side of the duck breast until Golden brown for about 2 minutes.  Place duck on a wire rack on a sheet pan and bake in the oven at 400 degrees until the Duck is cooked medium inside about 10-13 minutes.  Let the duck rest for 5 minutes, then slice 5 medallions per breast when it is time to plate.

Red Wine Sauce:

Reduce ¼-1/2 Cup of Red wine with 1 TSP of minced shallots over medium heat until halfway reduced.  Now add 4-5 ozs of your favorite brown sauce to the red wine.  I prefer Demi-Glace for my brown Sauce.  Simmer and season to taste

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Peel and cut 8-12 oz of potatoes and simmer in lightly salted water for about 20 minutes until extra soft.  Strain and add about 2-3 ozs of heavy cream with 2-3 ozs of whole butter whisked together.  Add to potatoes and mash.  Season to taste with salt.  Place in a disposable pastry bag for plating.

Roasted Vegetables

Toss oil and seasonings lightly in cauliflower, yellow squash, carrots and asparagus.  Place the vegetables separately on a pan sprayed sheet pan and roast at 425 degrees for 10-20 minutes.  Depending on the vegetable.  Now toss the cooked vegetables in a little melted butter and season to taste.

Plating

Now pipe the heated mashed potatoes on the center of the plate.  Add the heated Duck Breast medallions next to the potatoes, half on and half off.

Now plate the cooked heated vegetables around the potatoes and the Duck.

Lastly, drizzle the red wine sauce over and around the Duck Breast.

Enjoy Your Meal! Quack, Quack

Sautéed Chicken Breast “Chardonnay” | The Sportsman’s Table

Bob’s at the International Culinary Institute in Myrtle Beach, SC with student Michelle G. Her dish is a Chardonnay Chicken.

Sautéed Chicken Breast “Chardonnay”

Ingredients

4 Chicken supremes
1 ½ ounces Clarified butter
As needed Flour
Salt/Pepper to taste
2 ounces Shallot, minced
12 ounces Mushrooms; washed, sliced ¼ inch (.6 cm) thick
½ cup (4 ounces) White wine (Chardonnay)
¾ cup (6 ounces) Chicken stock
¾ cup (6 ounces) Heavy cream
1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped

Assemble all ingredients and equipment needed to prepare the recipe.
Preheat the sauté pan over medium heat. Add the clarified butter, and heat until it shimmers.
While the pan and butter are heating, dry the chicken with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, dredge them in flour, and shake off the excess.
Place the chicken breast in the pan presentation (skin) side down and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes; turn and evenly brown the other side, about 3 to 5 additional minutes.
Remove to a baking pan and finish cooking in the oven at 350°F(176°C) for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove excess fat from the sauté pan, and over medium heat add the shallots, and mushrooms, and sauté them for 3-5 minutes, until the mushrooms have released their liquid and they are tender. Do not brown the shallots.

Deglaze the pan with white wine and over medium heat, reduce the wine by half. Add the chicken stock and reduce by half.

Add heavy cream and reduce sauce until the sauce coats the back of a spoon (nappe); season with salt and pepper to taste.
When ready to serve, add the parsley to the sauce. If needed, heat the chicken breast through in the sauce over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes.

Shrimp & Avocado Toast | The Sportsman’s Table

Kenny Robertson of Lee’s Farmers Market in Murrells Inlet SC has a great Certified SC Shrimp recipe using Avocados.

Shrimp and Avocado Toast with Roasted Corn and Tomato 

  • 1 leaf Crusty Italian Bread (sliced)
  • ½ lb. Carolina Shrimp (Peeled and deveined)
  • 1 Large Hass Avocado
  • ¼ cup Red Onion (fine diced)
  • 1 ear Sweet Corn (shucked and boiled for 4 minutes)
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro (chopped) *save a little for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. good Olive Oil
  • 1 Whole Lemon (juiced and divided in 2 equal parts)
  • 2 tbsp. White Wine
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Paprika

Turn burner on to medium-high. While pan is heating, toss shrimp in a little olive oil, add salt and pepper and paprika.  Toss shrimp in the hot pan and arrange so not touching each other.  Cook 1-2 minutes or until they are nicely seared (do not stir until the first side has good color). 

Deglace pan with white wine, remove from heat once wine has reduced.

In a bowl, mash the avocado, ½ the lemon juice and a ¼ tsp of salt and pepper together. Set aside in refrigerator. 

Char the corn on gas burner or with a torch.  Allow to cool and remove kernels from cob into a bowl.  Quarter the cherry tomatoes and add to the corn. Add red onion, cilantro, the other half of the lemon juice, tsp. olive oil and salt and pepper (to taste).  Chop the cooked shrimp and add to the mix. 

Toast your bread slices. 

Spread the avocado mixture on your toasts and add the shrimp, tomato, and corn salad on top.

Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!

Quail Legs | The Sportsman’s Table

Quail and foi gras

Serves 1

  • 4 confit quail legs 
  • 2 Oz foi gras 
  • 2 oz bacon jam 
  • 2oz potatoes diced
  • 2 oz butternut squash diced
  • 1 oz butternut puree 

In med high sauté pan add oil add foi gras and sear each side for 1 min then set aside. Add potatoes and squash stir and cook for 5 mins add bacon jam stir and cook for 1 min.  Put butternut purée on plate, then foi gras, place quail legs on top then squash and potatoes around. 

Shrimp of the Gods | The Sportsman’s Table

Chef Ed Dombrowski of Lee’s Farm in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina has a Greek Mediterranean dish he calls “Shrimp of the Gods!” Will Bob think it’s heavenly?

Mediterranean Shrimp aka Shrimp of the Gods

Serves 2

  • 1lb shrimp
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced 
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup greek olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil
  •  3 tbl Butter
  • Fresh dill chopped
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Season shrimp with salt and peeper and set aside.   Preheat  a sauté pan on medium heat then add oil to cost pan. Add shallots and garlic sauté fir about 2 minutes, add tomatoes, olives and chili flakes stir and cook for 2 mins add shrimp and squeeze lemon cook until pink . Add spinach and cheese. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to plates and top with fresh dill. 

Serve with crusty bread

Bourbon Peach Cobbler | The Sportsman’s Table

Peach Mixture

  • 3 cup     Peeled and Sliced Peaches
  • 1 Tbsp   Butter 
  • 2 Tbsp   Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp   Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp      Salt
  • ¼ cup    Bourbon

Cobbler Batter

  • 1 cup     All Purpose Flower
  • 1 cup     Sugar
  • 1 cup     Whole Milk
  • ½ cup    Melted Butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp      Baking Powder

Peach Mixture

Place Tbsp of butter and sliced peaches in a medium high heat pan. Gently move peaches around until butter is fully melted and peaches are coated. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Stir gently again until sugar begins to dissolve. About one minute. Carefully add bourbon. *This will cause a very small flame in the pan*. Shake pan gently to ease the flame and let bourbon incorporate. Reduce heat to low simmer and let liquid reduce by half. Remove from heat and let cool while you make the cobbler batter. 

Coble Batter

Combine all ingredients and whisk together until smooth and free of lumps.

Pour peach mixture into a greased 8×8 baking pan. Smooth mixture evenly to all edges. Slowly pour batter over mixture. Be sure to cover evenly and to all the edges. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until center in stiff only slightly shakes. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftover cobbler covered for 3-5 days.

Pan Seared Quail on a Cow Pea Cassoulet | The Sportsman’s Table

Chef Kelley Vogelheim from Town Hall Restaurant in downtown Florence, SC shares a fried quail recipe.

Town Hall Restaurant

PAN SEARED MANCHESTER FARMS QUAIL ON A COW PEA CASSOULET

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 Quail
  • 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 meantime, 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.

Peck Away Cafe’s Southern Cold Salads | The Sportsman’s Table

Val Criswell of Peck Away Cafe shows Bob how to assemble a cold plate with various Southern style cold salads.

Peck Away Cafe

Southern Salads Cold Plate

Salads
Your choice of cold salads. Options include pimento cheese, chicken salad, ham salad, shrimp salad, tuna salad. You can make your own or buy these at the deli.

Bread/Crackers
Options include mini croissants, crackers, Hawaiian rolls, mini pita breads, & pita chips. Try to incorporate a gluten free option.

Other Add-ins
Fresh vegetable crudité with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. Fresh fruit, deviled eggs, olives, pickled vegetables & cheese cubes.

Southern Salads Cold Plate is…

  • Great to prepare ahead and spend time with your guests.
  • Ideal for hot weather when guests are eating less and prefer a cold meal.
  • Casual easy dining with familiar comfort foods that puts guests at ease.

Products used in demo:

  • Dressed up Naked Chicken Salad (SC Real Foods – Florence, SC)
  • Pimento Cheese Salad (SC Real Foods – Florence, SC)
  • Homemade Ham Salad
  • Deviled Eggs (SC Real Foods – Florence, SC)
  • Homemade Pickles
  • Crudité  w/ Ranch Dressing (SC Real Foods – Florence, SC)
  • Homemade Lemonade

Chicken Tray Bake with Doug the Food Guy | The Sportsman’s Table

Doug the Food Guy shows Bob how to make his famous Chicken Tray Bake.

Ingredients

  • 4 x 8oz chicken breast (or your favorite cut)
  • 1.5lb new potatoes
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh thyme
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2​ or 3 fresh vegetables of your choice (carrots, squash, tomatoes, asparagus, etc)

Instructions

  1. W​ash and scrub potatoes well.
  2. Quarter the potatoes.
  3. F​ill a stock pot with cold water. Add the potatoes and a large pinch of salt.
  4. Bring to a boil, then cook for around 10 minutes (depending on the size of your potatoes), or until they’re nearly done.
  5. Drain the potatoes over the sink into a colander. Steam dry for a couple of minutes, then add to a roasting tray.
  6. Scatter over the vegetables, dot over the butter and drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Roughly chop the fresh parsley and thyme. Zest the lemon onto the vegetables in the tray and toss well.
  8. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Squeeze the juice over the chicken and vegetables, using your fingers to catch any seeds.
  10. Bake in the oven at 450F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are soft.

Recipe Notes
Make this one your own by using whatever vegetables are in season.

Altman Farm Fried Vegetables | The Sportsman’s Table

Will Altman of Altman Farm and Mill shares a unique dish of Fried Vegetables.

https://www.altmanfarm.com/

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
  • 3 eggs
  • 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.