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.
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.
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.
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”
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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Bob: Joining me today and downtown Florence at the City Center Market. Kitchen is Chef Johnathan Polson with Victors Restaurant,a mainstay, a landmark here in downtown Florence. Johnathan, I got to tell you. It is a pleasure to have you here as a guest chef on the show today. But I am really excited about the recipe. Tell us about that.
Johnathan Polson: Yeah, it is good to be here, Bob. Thank you for having us and thank you for showcasing Florence. We are going to go very, very, very simple peach cobbler for you, guys. Something anybody could do at home. Very simple ingredients, very easy procedure. What I am going to do is I have got about three cups chopped peaches. I am going to add those to the pan with about a tablespoon of butter.
Bob: Now, you know, I have to tell you, Johnathan, I have never believe I have ever seen a cobbler started in the frying pan.
Johnathan: Yeah, what we are going to do is we are going to try to get a little caramelization on these peaches real quick.
Bob: Okay. I got you.
Johnathan. We are actually going to then deglaze them with a little bit of bourbon once we get down.
Bob: I tell you. Whiskey is always good.
Johnathan: You cannot really go wrong with it. You cannot really go wrong.
Bob: There you go. Now, you, guys, you have this at Victors. You are a landmark. Okay, what? Twenty plus years in downtown Florence?
Johnathan: That is correct. We have been in Florence for about twenty years. We are currently located downtown Florence. We are in the lobby of Hotel Florence and we have been there about seven years now. It is nice to be downtown. It is nice to see the growth going on down here as well.
Bob: Yeah, man.
Johnathan: So once that butter kind of incorporates a little bit, we are going to add a few more ingredients. We are going to add some brown sugar. We are going to add a tablespoon of vanilla. we are going to add a pinch of salt.
Bob: I just got to have a little bitterness, too.
Johnathan: A little bit.
Bob: Now, folks, if you want a copy of Johnathan’s recipe and more about Victors, just log on to bobredfern.com and we will have it posted right there under the Sportsman’s Table. Oh man, I take it that there is folks love fresh peach cobbler.
Johnathan: Yeah, and it is a great mainstay here in South Carolina, you know. Technically we are not the peach state, but I think a lot of people in South Carolina including the Department of Agriculture would argue that. Maybe we are the peach state.
Bob: I think so. Okay, I think peach for peach. I think we produce more peaches than Georgia.
Johnathan: We do. We do.
Bob: Look at that. Oh, man. The Flames.
Johnathan: Yes, we are going to put a little bit of flame on there and be careful. You can se, almost burned myself even as experienced as I am. And what we are going to do is we are just going to let that simmer just a little bit just to cook some of the alcohol out of it. That way, you know, we know it is safe for your kids, safe for your granny. Everybody can have a little bit of it. It is going to be all right.
Bob: And I tell you what, on Johnathan’s behalf, okay, bourbon is for cooking, not for drinking. Okay? So just remember that.
Johnathan: We are just going to let that reduce down just a little bit. Once it reduces by about half and kind of makes a little syrup on it, we are going to cut it off and we are just going to let it cool for a minute while we mix up our cobbler batter. All right, Bob very simple cobbler recipe. This is basic one to one to one ratio. One cup flour, one cup sugar, and one cup of milk. We are going to add a little bit of melted butter in there because we are in south and everything needs butter.
Bob: Yeah, listen. It always gets better with butter.
Johnathan: Now, we are just going to whisk this up real lightly just to get some of the main lumps out of it. If it is a little lumpy still, it is not a big deal. And Bob, as I pour this over here, if you do not mind just grabbing each one and throw them in the oven for me.
Bob: Oh, I will do it.
Johnathan: We are going to cover them just to the rim of these little pans that I have here.
Bob: All right, I can do that in a heartbeat. That is something I could do. Now, I cannot cook, but I sure can eat and I can help. All right. That is awesome. Look at that. Now, how long are they going to stay in there?
Johnathan: They are going to go in for about twenty minutes or at least until the center is nice and firm. You just do not want it to be liquidy anymore.
Bob: All right, John. I will do my part here both.
Johnathan: Yes, sir. Go ahead and bring them over to the table for us. Everybody knows you cannot have cobbler, we will a little bit of ice cream over that. So we are going to finish these off just like that.
Bob: Yep. Got a little bit of that heat at the backdrop.
Johnathan: And right there, we have Bourbon Peach Cobbler a la Mode.
Bob: Delicious. Johnathan, thank you so much.
Johnathan: Yes, sir. It is a pleasure being here.
Bob: I really appreciate it so much and folks, listen. If you are in downtown Florence and the beautiful state of South Carolina, you want to test more of these great recipes. Come on down to downtown Florence here at the City Center Market. Victors will be right there and I tell you what, if you also want to check on what is fresh on the menu, log onto certifiedscgrown.com and see it for yourself. And we will be right back here again next week with another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table.
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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 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.
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.