Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Stories From The Carolina Coast: To Seafood Is To Love Food: Fish fry's in the Lowcountry have always been an event that brings together friends and family to share in the bounty of our areas la...
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Monday, March 12, 2012
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Fried Fish With Seafood And Artichokes
8-10 fish fillet's: I love speckled sea trout, Spot Tail Bass(Redfish), and Wahoo are all great. Pretty much dealers choice.
2lbs of large peeled shrimp:
1&1/2 lbs of large sea scallops:
1/8th cup of olive oil:
3/4-cup of sour cream
1&1/2-sticks of margarine:
1-large chopped onion eigthed :
12- sliced mushrooms:
1- red bell pepper cut into strips
2-cans of artichokes:
3-cups of flour:
Salt, Pepper, Garlic(no garlic salt):
2-cups of white wine:
Here's where it gets fun.
In a deep(I mean deep) frying pan add the olive oil and 1 stick of margarine and turn up the heat to high. Salt pepper and garlic your fish and then coat with flour before gently placing them in the hot pan. Don't overcook,just gently brown both sided before removing the filet's and placing them in a pan in your oven to stay warm.Turn your burner down to simmer and Deg-lase( Fancy term for using a liquid to help scrape all the good stuff free from the bottom of your pan) the pan with white wine. Into the freshly deg-lased pan add everything else except the shrimp or scallops. Let everything simmer for 15 minutes before stirring in your shrimp and scallops,,,,,,TASTE, TASTE, TASTE. Salt pepper and garlic to taste,,,go light seafood swims on its own.
Take your fish out of the oven and lay over the mixture. Spoon some of the goodies over the fish and lets simmer for 10 more minutes. just like everything else in Charleston its served over rice.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
|Atlantic House on Folly Beach|
Another Great Donnie Smith Studios Photo
It can be played in teams or just with a pitcher, a batter, and a catcher. All the equipment needed can usually be found in your storage shed. An old broom or shovel handle and a few rubber balls split down the middle and your in business. Unlike baseball the batter is not out until he swings and misses and the catcher holds on to the pitch or if a fly ball is caught. An at bat can be anywhere from one pitch to infinity and singles,doubles,triples and home runs are judged by how far a hit pitch travels,,,,no bases needed,,,,baseball distilled down to its best and most basic essence.Who needs all that running? Its too damn hot down here for all that nonsense. Again a very southern thing.
South Carolina has a history of great baseball from little league to the pro's, from "shoeless Joe" to Jim Rice and beyond. A few years ago we sent 5 college teams to the NCAA post season tournament and recently USC has won back to back national titles(this hurts my soul, I'm a Clemson fan). I wonder how many of those kids grew up honing their skills by hitting 1/2 rubber balls on the beach.
I've heard it said that like in life, hitting a curve ball is the toughest thing to do in sports. Looking for what is not quite yet and what just might be. Figuring out the the direction that the object of your goals is taking and then being ready to take a swing for the fences.Remember though, even if you strike out at least you picked up the bat, and if your lucky like in half rubber your field will be a beach.