It was not difficult getting to Tilghman Island from St. Michaels going West on Route 33.
Sampling was in order as there were three soups to savor: Oyster stew, Maryland Crab Soup, and a Cream of Crab Soup. That was followed by Rockfish, Crab Cake, and Crab Imperial. Buddy discussed the fishing and local products used on the menu.
Duck: Brine 2 Duck Breast for several hours or overnight in Brine
2 Cups Water
3 TBS Sugar
½ Cup White Wine
4 TBS Chopped Fresh Herbs ( such as Thyme, Basil, Rosemary, Sage)
In a Commercial smoker. Hot smoke duck breast until medium
rare ( about 1 hr).
Cut Wonton wrappers in half diagonally. Fry until crispy.
Assembly: Stack alternately wonton with thinly sliced duck, wontons & jam. Garnish plate with Sour Cream Streaker ( thin sour cream in a squeeze bottle)
Berry Horseradish Jam:
2 Pints of Fresh Raspberries, Blackberries or Strawberries or Mixed
½ Cup of Sugar
1/4 Cup Raspberry or Rice Wine Vinegar
½ Cup of Balsamic Vinegar
2TBS Minced Shallots
2TBS Prepared Horseradish
1 Lemon Zested & Juiced
1. Bring Sugar, Lemon juice, vinegar & shallots to a boil. Add Berries cook until syrupy.
2. Adjust sweetness to taste.
3. Strain through a fine sieve or china cap.
4. Fold in horseradish & lemon zest.
5. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
a mango sauce.
Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert served with chocolate ice cream made here. Here's the recipe for the cakes
30 oz chocolate
1-1/2 lb butter
6 TBSP Brandy
12 Lg eggs
12 Large egg yolks
3- TBSP Sugar (1-1/2 cup sugar + 1 TBSP)
6 tsp vanilla
9 tsp espresso powder
Large pinch of salt
6 TBSP flour
Prepare cups-spray & coat with sugar. Melt chocolate & butter. Remove from heat, stir in brandy. Cool 10 min, stir occ,
Beat all remaning ingredients until very thick-takes it about 5-10 minutes. Sift flour over mix, fold in. Put batter in cups. Fill to flange. Be careful cooks quickly, smell chocolate is first signal. 400 degrees
Heat Crème to scalding Chop Chocolate to correct consistency
Laurie had the creme brulle.
Tilghman Island Inn is pet-friendly. In fact, there is both a male cat and female dog that hang around. The dog tends to greet each guest.