This week on Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, Bob takes us on an awesome opening day turkey hunt in South Carolina. Plus, we take a look at South Carolina’s freshwater coast. And on this week’s Sportsman’s Table, we feature a South Carolina certified shrimp and grits recipe.
This week Bob heads to Pensacola, Florida for some early winter big bull red fishing. Joining Bob will be Captain Bill Willis with Lost Bay Guide Service. On the Sportsman’s Table, Jamie Saunders, Chef and owner of Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery in Myrtle Beach shares her Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp recipe. (originally aired 1/2019)
[Narrator] On this week’s show, Bob is fishing in Pensacola, Florida for some early winter big bull reds. Also, this week we feature a true Southern recipe, fried green tomatoes. All this and a whole lot more, and it begins all right now.
Beautiful right there. What I thought initially, he might’ve been a jenny. Fish on.
Double-barrel, it’s comin’ up, man.
Fish on, Bill!
There you go.
Oh man, mmm mmm mmm. Awesome. Awesome, my friend.
Gulp! jerk shad.
Woo yeah! He got a little bit of pull to him too, my friend. Well folks, listen, we are down in Pensacola, Florida, fishing with my good friend, Captain Bill Willis. Lost Bay Charters. And Bill, I’ll tell you what man, you’ve been living in these fish for what, a month?
Oh yeah, yeah we’ve had em good since…
Look at that fish man. Look at it.
Good pretty red fish. Oh, yeah.
These fish are in here spawning.
And he swallowed that gulp too didn’t he? Look at that man. Beautiful fish, Bill, beautiful.
[Bill] That’s a smaller one there, that’s nice.
[Bob] He is. But I’ll tell you what, he ain’t making a tight line, and that’s a good thing.
Oh yeah, yep.
You got him?
Nope, not yet.
Alright, here you go.
Oh man. Man, that water is really nice and clear, gosh. Had him hooked up too, man.
Yep. Oh, looky there, folks, beautiful. Pensacola redfish.
Now, Bill, real quick, tell everybody where we are here.
We’re just east of Perdido Key. Perdido Key has became one of the hottest Fall/Winter destinations for redfish ’cause there are just so many that come in to spawn, and this Pensacola Bay is just east of there, just a few minute boat ride. And that’s actually one of the smaller ones. We’ve been catching 35, 45 inches, and hopefully today we’re gonna get on some of them big ones.
Oh man, there’s gonna be more.
[Bill] That’s a great fighting fish.
You did a good job.
Yeah, man, alright, well I’m gonna put him back for somebody else to get him. Get, be gone, right there. Woo! Right there, man!
[Bill] Here’s your towel.
Ah, thank you, brother.
[Bill] Alright, let’s get another gulp jerk shad out.
Alright, Bill. I can tell you we are set up for success for today. Well, folks, I’ll tell you what, we got more great action coming your way right here on Bob Redford’s Outdoor Magazine. Our destinations, fishing. That’s what we’re doing today. Alright, Bill, are you ready to do it again, brother?
[Bill] Let’s do it, let’s do it.
Started the morning with Blue Angels flying over and now we’re on redfish. Doesn’t get any better.
Get him, Bill, get it man!
Hooked up. Doesn’t feel like a real big one.
Well folks, we’ve been down here fishing with Captain Bill Willis down here in Pensacola, Florida, our destination this week, and we are looking for the big gold beauties, the big redfish. And he has got one here. Get over here, so the boys and girls can see you. You got a biggin?
Got a Goodin.
Oh, man, let me throw up and see if I can’t get out there.
Yep, they’re there.
Let her go to the bottom. Hooked to the freight train.
Yeah, man. Well, now, Bill, these fish, I mean, you fish around here Yeah man.
And ole Bob’s hooked up. There he is!
There he is.
These fish come in and out of here pretty much all the time, do they not.
Yep, there in here starting about the first or second week of November. And we have them usually, all the way to the first of March.
Oh my goodness.
They come in to spawn and we got a bunch of bait in here that’s pouring out the bayou. So they’ll get up on the surface. Just thousands of fish so it could be an acre of surface activity.
You know, and I will tell you the fish are just awesome and beautiful.
I’m gonna come…
Gotta come under, all right.
Yes sir. The red fish shuffle.
Yeah man! Whoo hoo! Now what’s the slot limit in Florida?
18 to 27 inches.
You can have two per person. Most of these fish are probably 35, 45 inches.
This one’s gonna run me around the back, so I’m gonna head this way.
[Bob] Whoo hoo! That’s what I’m talking about brother! Yeah man! Well you know Bill, I tell ya, it’s great that you have a kind of a little kind of a comradery network down here with all of the guys.
The great working relationship.
And I tell you Bob, that makes me a lot more successful. We’ve got a lot of great guys in this area.
We work really well together.
Listen, I’m losing more line than is coming on man.
[Bill] Did you see them busting on the surface when we were pulling up?
Yeah I did, I did. Whoo yeah! Come on slide up here so the folks can see. Let me see if I can slide down a little bit. Oh man! Awesome! Awesome!
[Bill] Bob, you got a spare hand you can hold that one second.
I do, I do, I do.
[Bill] Get this girl, get her picture and get her back in the water.
[Bob] Anything to do to help the guide. You know I learned a long time ago, never guide the guide. That is awesome! That’s awesome Bill. Oh man! Whoo hoo hoo hoo! Yeah man. This Revo SX30 is absolutely humming here. And you know folks, I’ll tell you what. We’re fishing…
[Bill] Get on that side for the sun. There she is. You got a measuring tape on here?
[Bob] Yeah man. Whoo that’s nice. That is nice!
All right, we let her go. She’s about 38 inches.
That is nice. All right man. And there busting again?
Get it! Well you know folks, I’ll tell you what. When they start busting top water down here. This is just awesome. This is awesome. And I’ve fished in a…
[Bill] There you go, you can see the birds back here, Bob,
Yeah I do. And I’m fishing a… A Gulp 5/8 ounce jig head, okay. Ohhhhh! With a white plastic Gulp spin bait. Oh, oh, Jerk bait with a paddle tale. Man, I’ll show it to you when he comes up. Bill, I’ll tell you what. He is…
[Bill] You let me know when you get ready and I’ll help ya.
Yeah well, that may be a while. Look at that thing, beautiful gold color.
[Bill] Beautiful color.
[Bob] What do you think he’ll weigh?
[Bill] I’m gonna say that one there is probably going to be 18 to 20 pounds maybe.
[Bob] You think? Man that thing looks more like 25 to me, Bill. That’s my uneducated eye.
[Bill] Hey, we can round it to 30 if you want.
[Bob] That’s kind of where I was headed. Folks I’ll tell you what. My go to guys down here in our destination, Captain Bill Willis with Lost Bay Guide Service here.
That’s a good one.
That’s a good one, Bob.
Oh, That’s awesome!
Ready for your picture?
Oh folks! That is a beautiful, beautiful, Pensacola red fish, right there. Beauty. The gold.
[Bill] Show them the dot on there, Bob.
Let me get my hand in the right place here. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
[Bill] That’s a purdy one. That’s a purdy one.
Beautiful fish. Folks, stay tuned. When we come back, we’re gonna have more red fishing action here with Captain Bill Willis from Lost Bay Guide Service here out of Pensacola Florida.
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Welcome to this edition of Sportsman’s Table with me is Chef and owner of Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery here in Myrtle Beach. Chef Jamie Saunders. And she’s got something that has shrimp, green tomato’s, eggs, listen. Stay tuned and watch. This is gonna be awesome.
I’m so excited to be here, okay.
Wow, thank you.
First thing we’re gonna do, is I’m gonna get my shrimp cooking here. So I got a little bit of unsalted butter here.
A little bit of onions. And I already cooked my fried green tomatoes earlier. So I used a little bit of buttermilk a little fry flour and a little bit of corn meal to get those nice breaded and nice texture for the dish.
You know, not everybody can fry green tomatoes.
And you know what I like about green tomatoes. They haven’t got that sweetness yet, so it’s little bit of better, I made a nice honey bacon jam here. So that’s gonna bring the sweetness to the dish and the saltiness like with the bacon. That everyone just loves so much.
So, we’re gonna make a little bit of benedict here, I mean, I am waffle, I mean breakfast expert, so.
There you go.
So we got those onions cooking a little bit. I just want to bring out the flavor, bring out some aroma. And I’m gonna get my shrimp cooking.
Well folks, if you want a copy of Jamie’s recipe just log on to BobRedfern.com go to the Sportsman’s Table and voila, it’ll be right there. And we are down in the Myrtle Beach area. Drop by Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery and you’ll probably see Jamie in there doing this exact same thing.
So the best part of the dish is I got my beer here. So we’re gonna finish off with a little bit of beer. We’re gonna let that shrimp finish cooking in that braising.
The two B’s, beer for breakfast.
Exactly, why not? I mean, we do serve liquor at the restaurant.
So we might as well. You know, beer, liquor, bloody mary’s what ever you want here.
[Jamie] So we’re gonna get that going. And I mean shrimp is pretty relatively quickly cooked so it’s only gonna take a minute or two.
[Bob] You just gotta let them get pink.
[Jamie] That’s it. We’re gonna let them curl up a little bit. But in the mean time here, I’m gonna start plating.
[Jamie] So I got my fried green tomatoes that I made.
All right, let me get this out of the way a little bit.
We don’t want to block it.
There ya go.
We’re gonna take little bit of this bacon jam.
And that’s got honey in it to.
Wow, that’s awesome.
[Jamie] Local honey, fresh local honey right out of Conway.
[Bob] Certified S.C. grown folks.
[Jamie] I’m not gonna be to cheap because let’s face it, it’s bacon and everyone loves it.
[Bob] Fresh on the menu at Johnny D’s.
[Jamie] Yep. So as soon as this shrimp is ready here we’re gonna take it and put two or three on there. How ever many you want. I’m gonna go for three because I’m pretty hungry this morning.
There you go.
We’re gonna take this right on here.
No, you told me you were vertically challenged, okay. You’re not that short. No, you’re standing on a box.
[Jamie] I’m standing on a box, I don’t want to look like a midget compared to you.
[Bob] Oh my goodness. You gotta laugh, it’s breakfast.
It’s breakfast and we’re having shrimp and we’re getting a little fancy here for breakfast.
We’re gonna do our poached eggs.
Oh wow. And you know not everybody can poach and egg either.
No these are pretty good, I did a pretty good job with these ones.
Yeah, you did, man that’s fantastic.
[Jamie] I get a lot of practice though, we serve a lot. And you want to do the honors?
[Bob] You do I’ll get it out the way.
[Jamie] This is a nice little hollandaise I made.
[Bob] There we go.
[Jamie] I’m just gonna spoon it over the top. And that’s it.
[Bob] Look at that.
[Jamie] It’s all ready for ya.
Wow, fried green tomatoes, fresh South Carolina shrimp, eggs right there. You knocked it out of the park, Jamie.
Thank you so much, thank you.
Thank you. Well listen folks, that is another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table. Log on to CertifiedSCgrown.com and see what’s fresh on the menu. And hey, when you’re in Myrtle Beach, stop on by and see Jamie, Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery right there on Myrtle Beach.
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He thump it?
He thumped it.
Yeah, he thumped it. There he is.
Oh yeah man!
There you go, red fish shuffle.
Yeah man, hot dog! He’s on!
Good job, Bob.
All right man, we need another double here. This is awesome. You let that old berkley trilene braid just sing right off that Revo SX30 right there folks. That’s the gear I’m fishing with today and I got volatile seven three rod here from Abu Garcia. Spin cast. Fishing a Gulp 5/8 out keeper jig head with a paddle tail. Berkley power bait, swim bait actually. White with red eyes.
Ope! Doubled up!
This is exciting.
You got it boy!
Doubled up! Here we go!
Now folks, my guide today again as I’ve introduce previously is Captain Bill Willis, from Lost Bay Guide Service. Remember his website, Lostbayfishing.com. You can go to Bob’s top 16 right on our website at BobRedfern.com and Bill’s gonna be right there. I’m tellin ya.
I think we gotta switch sides, Bob.
They got us doing the…
All right, go ahead Bo.
Red fish shuffle.
And you know folks, our technique today has just been looking for these big, golden beauty red fish just bustin top water. And all you go to do is just kinda, well it’s almost kinda fishing for dummies.
Yeah, there’s a lot of places I’ve fished. Louisiana, different places that have incredible red fish fishing.
But here, we’re blessed to have these big bull red fish spawning acres of them on top all the times. And it’s great for everything from the novelist to the experienced fisherman to fly fisherman. I take a lot of fly guys that absolutely love it.
Well listen, and I know you love to get the snow bird folk from the north down here in November, December, January, February. Tell everybody about Lost Bay Guide Service, Bill. Because I tell you what, it is… And folks, you need to pay attention here because Bill’s got it going on down here in Pensacola Florida.
I’ll tell ya, I based out of Perdido Key and I take a lot of people from Orange Beach, Golf Shores, Pensacola, I’m kind of in the middle of all that. And the snow birds that come down in the fall/winter have found that there here really for the best fishing of the year. And… We gotta do it again.
Gotta keep talking.
But yeah, everybody else wins the best fishing in this area, hands down. It’s from second week in November until about the first of March. After that, we’ve got different species throughout the year that come in really thick. But if you want to get in on some of these big bull red fish on light tackle artificial baits, that’s when it is.
See this is just awesome, I’m tellin ya. And folks, I’ll show you the Berkley jig head and the power bait that I’m using. Here he comes! Oh man! Whoo hoo hoo! Whoo! Hot dang!
You can tell they got us dancing with these doubles. Imagine when I have three or four clients on the boat.
Everybody hooked up.
That’s a good thing man.
[Bill] Oh yeah it’ get…
[Bob] Look at that…
[Bill] That’s a pretty fish there, Bob.
[Bob] Oh yeah, look at that.
[Bill] I’m gonna come under ya and get out of your way.
[Bob] I just love the beautiful golden color, Bill. I mean, that’s just, just really awesome.
This one’s trying to run me back in the motor here.
[Bob] That is awesome. Come here hummer, come here.
You got her?
I think so, we’ll see.
Just grab her by her tail or gill, what ever you got. There you go, there you go. You got her? Good job, Bob.
Oh, beautiful. Folks, you might be able to hear that red fish drumming a little bit.
And right there is what we’re fishing. It’s that Berkley Gulp keeper jig head. With the power bait, power tail, red eyes. I know you all love to see what I’m fishing with in the bait. Well today, this be the deal, right there. Mmm hmmm whoo hoo!
This one’s taking as much line as I’m getting here, Bob. I’m telling you, you’re doing good man, you’re doing good. Tell you what folks, again right down here in Pensacola Florida, Lost Bay Guide Service. Captain Bill Willis, all right. Here we go, let’s go back in my man. Yeah! All right, Bill. Get him up here and I’ll help you land him, Bub. I got my union card, no net. Keep handlin him. Tell you what, you do like, you do that like a pro man.
That’s a pretty fish there, pretty fish. I never get tired of seeing them.
[Bob] Oh yeah, I believe you, you got me on that one. I believe you got me on that one. Here let me help you. If I can get his tail here. Come here boy, come here buddy. I gotcha, don’t do that, don’t do that. Come here.
[Bill] Grab that tail. Hang on Bob.
Well I said I was gonna get it, hang on.
[Bill] There ya go, that’s a big girl now.
Oh my goodness. That line wrist made it…
Here you go, hold that for me.
He aint grabbin it, he wants to go back there.
Yeah, let me see her, I’ve got it back here.
Be careful. There you go, oh yeah. All right Bill, there you go.
Here we go,
You’re ready to roll man.
Here we go.
Whoo yeah! Look at that. Lost Bay Guide Service folks, Pensacola Florida. Tell them all again about your website.
Lostbayfishing.com is where you can check out the website. Most all the fishing pictures you can find there’s a link on the website to the Facebook page. You can see where we’ve been catching them for about 30 days now. Just trip after trip, so.
Give me a knocker, buddy. All right, we got more where that came from. I gotta catch it on this Seville, man. Folks I’m gonna try on this one. Gotta happen, whoo hoo! We’ll see.
On this week’s episode, Bob heads to Georgetown, South Carolina to Backwoods Quail Club to quail hunt with the 2017 and 2018 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Officers of the Year.
[Bob Redfern] Folks, welcome to Bob Redfern’s magazine, I am so blessed to have as our host today, on our show here, Rick Hemingway, Backwoods Quail Club, down in Georgetown, South Carolina. And, I’ve got two special guests, these guys are the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Officers of the year. I’ve got JB Smith from Columbia over here on my right over there, JB, bub, man, I’m looking forward to shooting with you today. And, then, I’ve got JP Jones down from Ehrhardt, South Carolina. And, he was the 28th selectee, just got selected. So, but, I’ll tell you what, it’s great to have you guys here. You know, Rick, how I wanna start off today is, you are a shotgun expert, okay, you work for Promatic, you’re their biggest rep, you sell all the, you set up shotgun facilities all over the country. But, you know, when guys don’t have a chance, and it’s the beginning of the season they come out to shoot. What advice would you give all three of us today, okay, as just as an owner and a plantation owner, and the facilities that you have here. What tips can you give us as we shoot here before we head to the Quail field?
Most importantly, we wanna have a safe day in anything we do and we wanna have fun. But, most importantly is, we wanna match the gun with the target, which is pretty simple. I mean, you’ve always watch the ball coming to your hands as you’re catching a football. You’ve always watched the ball come to the glove as you’re catching a baseball, for example. Well, with a target, the hands will carry the weapon to the target. So, you watch the target and the gun will automatically carry the gun to your hands will always carry the gun to the target. So, you match the gun to the target, and you’re guaranteed to have successful hits.
Well, I’ll tell you what, as guys as we move on here on the range, I wanna take just a little bit to warm up. ‘Cause, you know, when you start out the season and you wanna do upland bird hunting, and you haven’t done it for a while, you just kinda wanna get the flow of it. So, that’s what we’re gonna do. Folks, listen, stay tuned, ’cause we’re gonna have more great action here on Bob Redfern’s magazine, right from Hemingway, South Carolina, Georgetown and Backwoods Quail Club.
Well, folks, welcome back to the show. Rick is gonna take JP and JB on just a little bit kind of a Quail drill right here at the range. This is something that, you know, Rick, that I think is good as a tune-up for anybody. I mean, you know, these guys are not bird hunters, okay. These guys, they watch bird hunters, alright. And, so, I think, It’s just a special occasion to get these guys out here because I love bird hunting.
And, I know, you guys will, too, it’s been a while since you’ve done it. JB, you’ve never bird hunted, okay. Well, we’re gonna do it today, man. It’s just instinctively, bird hunting is great. So, Rick, tell us a little bit about this demonstration in this drill.
Well, this morning, we’re on a track field, and that’s a great practice area for a warm-up or a tune-up for a Quail hunt. Causes all going away shots which resembles the way a Quail is supposed to fly. However, we never know where they may go. But, it’s always a good place to start Quail hunters out before their morning hunt to give them a little practice to warm-up and teach ’em safety and so to speak and make sure they have a successful morning hunt.
Well, listen, I’m going to just kinda back here and let the coach take over.
Alright, JP, you, JB are in the best of hands here, alright. Let’s go do this, I’m kinda anxious to watch this go.
Alright, gentlemen, let’s walk up here a few steps. Okay, we’re resembling the dogs on point here, birds will start flying, as the birds start flying, we want to attempt to harvest those birds. So, you don’t know when they’re coming is what we’re doing. So, the birds are in there, we need to. Good shot, that’s the way. Nice.
Nicely done, guys. you can’t get ’em all JP.
You gotta let one of them Quail go.
They are conservative officers, they are leaving some for us to eat.
They are, that’s right.
For the next time. You know, Rick, I wanna take just a couple of seconds here. Let’s talk a little bit about your job outside of here as the Promatic Trap Regional Director here because, I mean, you set up ranges all over.
Sure, we set up commercial ranges as well as private venues for plantations, whether there’s a Quail hunting operation or whether it’s a private individual who just wants to have traps, clay pigeon throwers for their personal needs, to entertain friends and family for a weekend. We do it all and we travel all over the country doing so, and something I’m very proud of and I really enjoy. It’s unbelievable, the nice facilities and private venues I get to go behind closed gates and see. So, it’s very rewarding for me and it’s a lot of fun to see people using guns safely and having fun enjoying the outdoors and shooting.
Well, here at Backwoods, you guys have a lot of competitive events here, a lot of youth events here.
And, I know a lot of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources guys help participate in some of those youth sporting clay events and things.
These two guys here, again, are the Law Enforcement Officers of the year, my hats off to what you guys do, and the career you’ve had thus far, and I’ll tell you what, Rick, I just thank you so much for hosting us.
We’re headed to the Quail fields.
Absolutely. Thank y’all for coming by and thank y’all for the service y’all provide to the wildlife and outdoor recreational services.
There you go, well, guys, listen, when we come back, we’re gonna be out doing some Quail hunting here on Bob Redfern’s Magazine. You know I live it and these two guys are gonna love it, too.
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Well, folks, welcome back to the show. We are out in the field, getting ready to take these two guys from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Two Law Enforcement Officers of the year, man, what’s the chance of having that. We’re getting ready yo do a little bit of Quail hunting, but, I wanna introduce you to our guide, George Hutto. He is one of the premiere guides down here at Backwoods Quail Club, down in Georgetown, Hemingway. And, again, if you wanna find out about Backwoods Quail Club, just log on to Bob’s top 16 on Bobredfern.com and you’ll be able to log on, book a trip, come down shoot you some sporting clays. Just come down and take in everything that Rick has built over there at Backwoods Quail Club. Alright, George, I know you got, what, two dogs for us today?
We’re gonna start out with some puppies I’ve got. I’ve got Pebbles, Bam and Whiskey.
Oh, man, I’m telling you. George, now, you’ve been on this shore before. A little bit about what these guys can expect out here because the terrain that you guys have got to hunt over at Backwoods is absolutely awesome.
All our Quail hunts are done in Quail habitat, you know, long leaf pines, we’re not putting tape program, we don’t put birds by each tree. We just basically turn the birds loose and we find ’em, let the dogs do the hunting. I know there’s birds out here, but I do not know where. We’ll hunt ’em up, find ’em, shoot ’em, hopefully the guys will kill ’em. But, we’ll have a good time and I’m looking forward to having a good time.
Well, listen, George, if it’s any consolation, I know, you didn’t see the practice for these guys that Rick put ’em through. But, let me tell you something, you know, they did good, okay, they have now become one with the gun, in their new Browning shotguns that they just got.
So, there’s no excuses.
Now, I can’t talk about that, now, okay. And, I’m shooting till four ten today, so, okay. Now, I’ll tell you what, JB, I am looking forward to shooting you, but, I’m gonna take JP first, okay, ’cause he is our elder, you know that. No, I’m just kidding. Well, George, with that, you wanna release the dog? Release the beast and we’re ready to roll. Folks, to the Quail fields we go. Guys, I’m looking forward to this, let’s go man.
Well, it’s kinda wet this morning, you know. Now, JP, I didn’t plan that.
No, that’s fine.
And, you know, I wanna take just a second while the dogs are tripping and George gets Pebbles, Pebbles and Bam Bam. You know, I just want to take just a couple of seconds here. Let’s talks about your career and the history and the passion that you have, ’cause, I mean, this takes a big commitment to be a DNR Officer, not just in South Carolina, but to devote your life to wildlife resources is a big deal.
Yes, sir, I guess, I go back to whenever I was a teenager and we had some problems with some night hunters around my house and one of the local game wardens, Ben Graham, came out to the house and he actually called, I think it was 14 night hunters or 14 individuals one night I was shooting deer in front of my house. He used to come sit up behind our house, there was an old shed that we had and I’d go out there and talk with him and I said, you know, that’s my dream job to have his job one day. So, I’ll fast-forward some, I went to Newberry College. Once I graduated Newberry, I got my career started at College and County Sheriffs Department in ’03. DNR had a hiring class in ’07, I got hired in ’07 with DNR, been here ever since. Started out in Hampton County South Carolina, from Hampton, I transferred to Colleton. Colleton’s home to me, now, so, that’s where I reside, in a little town called Iseton, which is outside, not far from Ehrhardt.
Well, you know, I tell you, again, we’re gonna talk more about now your selection as DNR Officer of the year for twenty eighteen and then we’re also gonna get your partner here, okay, JB Smith, out of Columbia. We’re gonna get him behind his gun, okay, so. We got a point back here, Pebbles is got it goin’ on. This bird’s yours, I got the first one, okay, I broke the ice for you. JP, this Quails got, there he goes, it’s yours. Nicely done, there you go, alright, he broke the ice. Yeah, she is an awesome little dog. We got more in here? Alright, let me get back here.
Come on, Pebbles, Pebbles.
Get ready, JP, we may have more birds in here.
Is that not a good lookin’ little five month old, short hair, wow. There we go. That one, man, that was taken off from an air carrier, good Lord, wow.
Right here, good girl, okay.
Oh, goodness, okay, young lady, man, oh, man.
You’ll take some home with you.
That’s as good a eatin’ as any other.
It’s a little bit bigger than Quail, fresh meat, white meat, juicer, I’d rather eat the Chukar than any other.
You know, how I love the things are great down here at Backwoods, so, with that, come on over here, JB, we’re gonna get reset. I’m gonna change wing men, come here, JP, don’t go nowhere now. Now, do you have any tips and advice that you wanna share with JB, huh?
Just, it all goes back to your training.
Well, listen, folks, when we come back, I’m gonna switch wing men, we’re gonna put JB on my right or my left, which ever he chooses, and we’re gonna put him in the Quail field. So, stay tuned for more great action right here from Backwoods Quail Club down in Georgetown, South Carolina.
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Welcome, folks, to beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, here at the Wicked Tuna restaurant. Listen, you haven’t seen this young lady back on our show. It’s been about four and a half years, Kin Hardy from Loris, South Carolina, she’s the former Executive Chef and the owner of Deli Beans restaurant at Conway. She’s now kinda moved on, but she was gracious enough to come back and share some of the recipes that she’s formerly cooked, okay, at Deli Beans and the catering company. Kim, thank you so much.
Great to be back, thank you.
I am all about what you’re about to cook today.
Okay, are you ready?
I am ready.
This is a simple recipe that anybody can follow. What I’ve got here started off within the pot because actually, we have, you know, we’re TV cooking today. So, I’ve blanched some things off with Chicken Stock. I take Potatoes, I used Fingerling Potatoes in this and Carrots, you can use Peas, if you like. I’m not a big Pea fan, so I didn’t do that. So, what I’ve got in the pot is Butter, I’ve got Celery, Onions, Fingerling Potatoes and Carrots in there. So, what we’re gonna do is, we’re basically gonna take the Chicken Pot Pie to a whole nother level. Don’t be scared to put too much Butter in there, you can never have enough Butter, Butter’s always better.
Listen, Marie Calender ain’t got a thing on Kim Hardy.
That’s exactly right, that is exactly right. You know, I tell people, don’t worry about exact measurements, just when you’re cooking, have fun with it, just cook to taste. Next time, you wanna add a little more, add a little more add a little less.
There you go.
Okay, so, we’ve got this here, I’m gonna add some Salt and Pepper.
This is all cooked down. If you want to cheat, you can use canned vegetables, but I wouldn’t do that.
I got you, fresh is always the best.
What we’re gonna do is, to make it a little bit different here is, I’m going to add some Flour to this and then, we’re gonna add some Tarragon to it. It’s gonna give it a little sweet flavor.
So, this is basically just like making Gravy.
And, so, the Flour is going to thicken it up.
I got you.
So, we’ve got this goin’, add a little more and remember, if you add too much Flour, just add a little bit more Cream, Milk, Water, whatever you’re making. Alright, so, we’re gonna take that and, then, I’m gonna put some Tarragon in here.
That’s just gonna give it a little bit different flavor.
It smells great.
Alright, so, now, I’m gonna add a little bit of Chicken Stock to this.
And, then, Bob, we’re gonna add some more Calories.
Okay, I think, I know what that is.
This is Heavy Whipping Cream.
Heavy Cream, yeah, oh, wow, goodness.
To make it extra good, if you’re on a diet, this is probably not the dish for you.
Well, it’s okay, they can use other alternate sources for that.
You can use Skim Milk, you can get by with it, or you can just lose the weight and treat yourself to this.
That’s it, you eat it on a Monday, you can lose it by Tuesday.
That’s exactly right. It just depends on how you want the consistency of this. You can add a little more Broth or a little more Cream, to make it not quite so thick. I would add a little more if you plan on serving it later.
So, we’re just gonna go a little bit more on this, and this is a nice, generous portion here.
Everything is ready to go, nice and simple, we’ll put a little bit pretty on it, right there.
Garnish it up, yeah.
And, that’s it, and you can also do this in smaller portions for Appetizers, if you like. And, generally, pretty much everybody likes this.
Chicken Pot Pie, there you have it.
Well, Kim, thank you so much for being a guest again.
It’s great to see you again, and, folks, listen, I will tell you, buy and eat local. And, remember, it’s simply a matter of taste. Log on to certifiedscgrown.com, and see for yourself what’s fresh on the menu. We’ll see you right back here next week on another edition of the Sportsman’s Table.
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Alright JB, Pebbles and George have put us on some birds. George, take it. Nicely done, nice shot, man, you’ve become one with the gun, wow. Good girl, Pebbles, that is an awesome shot.
Thank you, sir.
You know, you know, listen, now, I have to tell you, one of the things that really is so remarkable about Wildlife Officers, you guys really have a passion for what you do, okay. And, obviously, you do when you won this distinction and the honor in twenty seventeen. But, to have both of you guys on my show today, I just can’t tell you how much of a pleasure it is, but. Tell me a little bit about your background and your history, real quick, ’cause, I, just, it’s so amazing. Because, what I want our viewers to see is, you guys are just like us, okay. Yes, you have to enforce the Law, but you want to see folks enjoy the outdoors, that’s why you do it.
Much like JP, I started out as a young guy and got to meet the game warden as a kid, you know, that’s the job I wanna have, I love being in the woods and I wanna protect it. I wound up, I got hired in two thousand eleven, actually, as a Wildlife Technician or Fisheries Technician and I worked there for a couple of years and transferred over in two thousand and thirteen, to the Law Enforcement side. I worked Richland and I’ve been there since two thousand thirteen, hopefully, I’ll be there for my career, that’s my plan. So, it really is a great job, you know, we get to spend our time doing what we love. Obviously, we don’t get to hunt and fish everyday, but we get to be there while its happening.
Well, know you, I tell you, folks, he’s not really telling you the rest of the story what he does. And. We’re gonna be linking up with some of these guys and him and his dive team on another show, but, this guy is part of the DNR dive team and, of course, boating safety is something you guys really, really want all of us and all the public, whoever is on the public waters of South Carolina, to be safe on the water. Because, when you have to deploy the dive team, that’s not a good thing. And, we always like positive outcomes, but, my hats off to you for going through that rigorous training.
Well, thank you.
And, you know, again, boating safety, yes. You guys are promoting that all the time, you bet. You don’t drink and don’t drive, don’t get on the water and drive and drink with that, too. So, with that, I think Pebbles got some more birds for us, plus, we gotta show up with JP.
That’s right, we got some catching up to do.
You got the Lowcountry, you gotta do the Midlands proud.
Alright, let’s go. Nice point.
I see it. Alright. I’ll tell you what, that makes your heart flutter. It’s a good thing, you guys had four shells in that big hummer. That was awesome, guys, now listen, I have to tell you, JB, does that not make your heart flutter?
Oh, it does.
First time Quail hunter and, how could you stay away, JP, for 10 years, huh?
Well, we need to change that, huh? Alright, guys. Nice, guys, nice, wow, man, oh, man, bring it in here, guys. Bring it in, nicely done, my friend.
Thank you, sir.
Guys, I’ll tell you what, I really appreciate you guys joining me on the show today. Again, congratulations to you, for the twenty seventeen honor of the Law Enforcement Officer of the year. And, your recent selection for twenty eighteen.
Thank you, sir.
I could not find any more deserving of two Officers, because, again, it is just a special thing. And, I know, you guys really appreciate that. You guys represent all of the employees of DNR and Law Enforcement and you guys do it very, very well. George, get in here, Brother, I wanna thank you, too, my friend, that is the beautiful, beautiful George. George Hutto, here down at Backwoods Quail Club. Folks, you wanna come down and enjoy sporting clays, you wanna bring the kids, you wanna bring the family, you wanna come on a day just like we did here behind some great dogs, how about that dog, Pebbles, five months old. George, I gotta tell you, man, that is awesome right there. I love short hairs, but, with that, I wanna thank you all for being guests in the show. It’s just been an honor and a privilege to have you guys out here, it’s so enjoyable. I know, you’re gonna Quail hunt again.
And, I know, you’re gonna get back in, alright. Pebbles, back there on a point. But, listen, folks, as I always like to say, each and every week, the outdoor is my passion, I know it’ll be yours, too. We’ll see you right back here again, next week, on another episode of Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine.
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