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Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Noodles | The Sportsman’s Table

Bob is in Murrells Inlet SC at the Wicked Tuna restaurant with Ed Drombroski of Lee’s Farmers Market. Ed serves up an exciting dish, Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Noodles.

Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini Noodles

Serves 2

  • 1 lb fresh shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 medium fresh zucchini (spiraled with a vegetable spiral or a bag of frozen zucchini noodles)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tbl cooking oil
  • 6 oz white wine
  • 1 each small red and yellow bell pepper
  • 6 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Heat sauté pan on medium heat, add 1/2 stick of butter and the oil. When melted, add garlic and peppers. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the shrimp , sauté shrimp until pink turning them once. Add wine, rest of butter, lemon juice and stir. Add the zucchini noodle and half the feta and toss with all ingredients until noodle dressed with the sauce. When zucchini noodle are hot, transfer to a platter or serving bowl. Sprinkle the remainder of the feta and lemon zest on top. Serve with crusty bread.

Flounder with Collards Recipe | The Sportsman’s Table

On this week’s Sportsman’s Table we are at beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and Wicked Tuna restaurant. Our guest chef today is chef instructor Tom Mullally with Grand Strand Catering, based in Myrtle Beach. For today’s dish we’re going local all the way, with fresh, local flounder and collards.

Seared Flounder over Red Peas & Collards with Rice Cake, Carrots, and Basil Sauce


2- 6 oz. Portions of flounder Fillets.  Season with Salt & Pepper. Sear in Oil on Medium – High Heat until Golden Brown on Both Sides.  Finish Cooking in a 400 Degree Oven for Five Minutes if Needed.

*Red Peas* (Or favorite Bean or Lentil)

  • ½ Cup Raw Peas
  • ½ Cup Small diced Peeled Carrots
  • ¼ Cup Small Diced Onions
  • !/4 Small Diced Celery
  • 3-4 Cups of Chicken or Vegetable Stock

*Sweat the Vegetables in 75% Oil and 25% Whole Butter over Medium Heat for 2-3 Minutes.  Add Chicken Stock and Simmer for 45-60 Minutes until Peas are Soft. Once Cooked, Strain Extra Stock if Needed, Season to Taste with Salt & Pepper, and 1-2 Ounces of Whole Butter.

*Rice Cake*

  • 1 Cup of Cooked White Rice
  • ¼ Cup Diced Roasted Red Bell Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Finely Diced Scallions
  • 1-2 oz Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 3-4 tbsp AP Flour or Breadcrumbs, to Bind Rice Cake Together

*Combine All Above Ingredients and Season to Taste with Salt and Pepper.  Form Rice into A Cake about One Inch High and 2 Inches Wide.

*Sear Rice Cake over Medium-High Heat in Oil or Melted Butter Until Golden Brown on Each Side.

*Collard Greens or Kale*

Cook 3-4 Cups worth to your Liking with Bacon, Onions, and Chicken Stock Until Wilted and Not Al Dente, About 45-60 Minutes Cooking Time.

*Basil Sauce*

  • 2 Cups of Fresh Basil Leaves
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

*Puree All Ingredients Together & Place in a Small Squire Bottle.


*Place Rice Cake on Plate, Then Add 1 Spoonful of Collards and One Spoonful of Peas To the Plate.  Place Seared Fish over the Peas & Greens.  Garnish with Your Favorite Vegetables and Squirt Basil Sauce around Flounder.

Bon appetite, Enjoy!

Wild Boar Wellington | The Sportsman’s Table

Bob visits Horry Georgetown Tech culinary student, Dan Petrello who serves up a delicious recipe for Wild Boar Wellington using South Carolina certified pork.

Pawley’s Island Shrimp and Grits Recipe | The Sportsman’s Table

Bob heads to Frank’s Restaurant in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Chef/owner of Southern Comforts Restaurant, Greg Metcalf serves up a Southern staple, Shrimp and Grits with a unique twist.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp | 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 in episode “Pensacola Redfishing“)

Chicken Puff Pastry Recipe | The Sportsmans Table

Kim Hardee demonstrates a new take on chicken pot pie. Bob and Kim are at Wicked Tuna Restaurant in Murrells Inlet SC.

Chicken Puff Pastry Recipe

  • 2 cups of garden peas Frozen
  • Half a stick of butter
  • One cup of steamed carrots
  • One cup of blanched diced potatoes
  • 4 cups of shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of tarragon
  • Two cups of heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Puff pastry sheets
  • 2 cups of chicken stock

Saute butter carrots onions and potatoes add flour and tarragon then add chicken stock and heavy whipping cream. Stir until thick and creamy add cooked chicken and frozen peas.

Cut pastry sheets into squares and bake in the oven at 400 for about 10 minutes when pastry sheets are done pull out of the oven make a hole in the pastry square and fill and it’s and fill with mixture.

Peach Bourbon Barbecue Pan Sauce Recipe

Ed Drombroski shares an old family recipe.

Peach-Bourbon Barbecue Pan Sauce

Makes 3 cups

3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup bourbon
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup small diced sweet onion
1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped peeled fresh peaches
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, plus more to taste
Kosher salt, to taste
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
Addgarlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add peaches, ketchup, bourbon, brown sugar, vinegar, honey,
molasses, mustard, Worcestershire, and hot sauce and stir to

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until
peaches have softened and sauce has slightly thickened, about 15
minutes, stirring occasionally.

I like to use the finished sauce with the cut up pieces. If you want your sauce to be smooth then puree sauce in a blender and process until smooth. Season with salt and additional hot sauce to taste. Place your smoked pulled pork, chicken or beef brisket in a bowl, pour sauce on top and toss. The left over sauce can be put in a jar in your fridge for up to a month.

Pork Tenderloin Medallions + Goat Cheese Recipe

Chef Eric Wagner’s take on Pork Tenderlion Medallions and Sweet Potatoes is incredible. Let us know what you think!

Pork tenderloin medallions
Sweet Potatoes with Worley Farms Goat Cheese
Roasted Okra
Palmetto Whiskey Peach Butter

Peach Butter
4 large Juicy Peaches
½ oz vegetable oil
1 oz honey
4 oz apple juice
2 oz Palmetto Whiskey

Peel and rough chop peaches.
Place all ingredients in a sauce pan a slowly reduce until thick. Puree and add Palmetto Whiskey.

Red-Hog Snapper with Carolina Rice & Grilled Squash

Here’s a great recipe from Chef Nick Huckabee, Recipe-Hog Snapper w/Carolina rice and grilled squash.

Restaurant: Bliss in Murrells Inlet, SC


Hog snapper with carolina plantation pecan rice pilaf grilled squash finished with a blueberry compote and grilled peaches.

The recipe consists of a 6 oz portion of hog fish,
1/2 cup of rice 1 cup of chicken stock,
1/4 cup of chopped and toasted pecans,
1 yellow crocked neck squash,
1/2 pint of blueberrries,
1 tbsp cayenne pepper,
1 tbsp of brown sugar,
1 tsp of fresh chopped basil,
1 beautiful carolina peach.

How to: To cook the rice bring the chicken stock to a rolling boil and add the rice. reduce the heat to low and cover for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and let rest.

The next thing is to get begin cooking the blueberry compote.
In a small sauce pan add the blueberries, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. Bring these ingredients to a low simmer and stir occasionally for a cooking time of about 25 minutes. Add in the fresh chopped basil and season lightly with a little salt.

For the hog fish and squash you will need a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cut the squash into rings and lightly coat them with your seasonings. The hog fish should also be lightly coated with oil and your seasonings.

Cut the peach into wedges and season very lightly with just a pinch of salt and sugar. Grill the fish, squash and peaches over medium heat for approximately 8 to 10 minutes depending on the grill.

Last you will need to add your chopped pecans to the rice. Serve the fish over the rice with the grilled squash on the side, a tsp of blueberry compote over the fish and grilled peaches for the garnish. ENJOY!

Pork Chop with Fig Sauce | The Sportsman’s Table

Filming at the Wicked Tuna Restaurant in Murrells Inlet SC, Chef Ed Dombrowski serves up a Pork Chop with a fig, Vidalia onion and rosemary sauce.

Pan Seared Pork Chop with Fig, Sweet Onion and Rosemary Sauce

Serves 2
2 Bone In Pork Chops (approx 1 ½ inches thick)
2 tbl butter
2tbl cooking oil
6oz of fig preserves
1 med sweet onion (sliced)
1 spring of fresh rosemary (fine chopped) or 1 tsp of dried chopped rosemary
Salt, pepper and garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Preheat a sauté or cast iron pan to medium high. Generously season your pork chops on both side with salt , pepper and garlic powder. Add oil to pan . When oil is hot place the chops in the pan and sear each side for about 2 minutes to get a nice crust on them. Transfer the chops in the same pan to the oven. Cook for approximately 10 minutes. Use a thermometer to check temperature of meat. Cook it to 145 degrees for medium. When finished pull from oven and let them rest on counter for 10 mins.
Meanwhile heat a sauté pan, add butter and melt. Add and sauté onions until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the rosemary and stir. About a minute later pour in fig preserves and stir to soften and incorporate the flavors. Simmer for 5 mins. Shut of heat and add the butter. Stir again. Ready to serve.
Place pork chop on plate and spoon the sauce over the chops. Serve with your favorite vegetables. I like our Lee’s Farms pickled Brussels sprouts on the side. The tartness compliments the sweet sauce.