Chef Patty Griffey
I promised last month I would give you this recipe which we paired with the grilled shrimp and scallop kabobs. Moist and flavorful with a little crispness from the addition of some diced water chestnuts, this rice is a standout. It is slightly asian with the use of the coconut milk, it pairs well with all kinds of seafood. Give it a try soon and let me know how you like it.
Our friend and exceptional photographer, Benton Henry has done several food photo shoots recently so look to see some great photography soon on our website, gift cards and other items at the Inn.
To good times with great food!
Abingdon Manor: Chocolate Covered & Brown Sugar and Spice Pecans
- *** Ingredients For Chocolate Pecans ***
- 2 cups of pecans (halves and/or pieces)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- salt to taste
- 12 oz almond bark (or chocolate bark)
- 1 & 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- *** Ingredients Sugar & Spice Pecans ***
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1 egg white
- 2 & 1/2 tablespoons water
- 8 cups pecan halves or pieces
- 3/4 teaspoon edible gold leaf powder
*** Instructions for Chocolate Pecans ***
Melt the butter and pour over the pecans and coat well. Arrange on a baking sheet and spinkle with salt to taste. Bake at 275 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool.
Melt the almond or chocolate bark with the chocolate chips in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stir until welll combined (there may be a few lumps). Return to microwave for an additional 15-30 seconds. Don't overcook or chocolate will taste burnt. Stir until completely smooth.
Place toasted pecans in a mixing bowl and pour chocolate over and stir to cover completely.
Drop by spoonful onto alumimum foil. They should be set in 15 to 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
*** Instructions Sugar & Spice Pecans ***
Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Add the pecans and stir until evenly coated. Spread in a lightly greased, foil lined jellyroll pan. Bake at 275 degrees for 50 to 55 mintues, stiring occasionally.
Remove pecans from the pan and cool on wax paper. Place in a ziplock bag and add the gold leaf powder and shake the bag to coat the pecans. Store in an airtight container.
About Chef Patty Griffey
As part of our Chef Series of recipes, PeeDeeFoodie.com™ is delighted to share with you recipes from Chef Patty Griffey, owner and chef of Abingdon Manor in Latta, South Carolina. Chef Griffey is also a contributing blogger here on our blog. This month’s recipe is from Chef Griffey’s recipe of the month collection. It is republished with here permission.
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