Caught Some Grouper Now What – Favorite Grouper Recipes

Grouper meat cooks up very firm, with big flakes and holds its moisture better than many other fish. Since Grouper is a leaner fish you might need to baste it when broiling or baking it. Two pf the favorite ways to cook Grouper is grilling or frying it. You can also poach, steam, bake, broil […]
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You Have Stone Crab Claws – Now What

Commercially caught Stone Crab claws are cooked immediately after harvest and available fresh cooked or frozen. Fresh cooked claws should be eaten within three to four days if packed in ice or stored in the coldest part of a refrigerator. Be sure to only freeze Stone Crab claws that are completely intact and free from […]
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Key West Beckons Key Lime Pie Lovers to Annual Key Lime Festival

Never mind apple pie. In Florida, the most beloved dessert might be Key Lime Pie.  If you’re looking for a place to celebrate the July 4 weekend, the annual Key Lime Festival will take place July 2-4 in Key West. The full schedule can be found here. Here is more information in a news release […]
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We Are Entering Mango Season – Do You Know Mangos

Mango BY NINA LINCOFF Keynoter Publishing It’s mango season in South Florida, which means more mangos in produce bins, on sidewalks and in your back yard than you know what to do with. Mangos have been growing in Florida since the late 1800s. They arrived from Cuba and took root in Miami and Tampa, but the mango […]
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Key Lime Pie – Graham Cracker Crust – Easy Peasy

In “A Gourmet’s Guide: Food and Drink from A to Z” by John Ayto (Oxford University Press, 1993), Key Lime Pie is described as “An American pie containing a lime-flavored custard topped with meringue.” It takes its name from the Florida Keys. There is a little more to it than that. It is the official […]
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Key Lime Poundcake – Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing

This Key Lime Poundcake is sweet, however the substantial addition of lime zest propels it to a new world of citrus wonder. Key Lime PoundCake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing  4 sticks butter, that’s 1 pound, room temperature 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs, room temperature 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup fresh key […]
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Herbed Hogfish On The Grill from Islamorada

For fresh taste of the Atlantic, try this recipe for Islamorada’s spear-caught hogfish that let’s its clean flavors shine. When in Islamorada, Florida, be sure to try something that is hard to find anywhere else. For Chef Michael Ledwith, that is the locally spear caught hogfish. Over the years, Chef Michael and his team have […]
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In Search of a Good Fish Sandwich – Outside Islamorada

This is the beginning of a story about a search for a good fish sandwich in Charlotte, NC. The writer uses their experience in Islamorada to preface what they are looking for. No one ever really talks about who has the best fish sandwich in town. Best burgers, yes. Best overall sandwich, yes. Are there just not enough […]
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It’s Florida Lobster Season – Here’s How to Cook Them

There seems to be no debate among Florida lobster aficionados concerning how to cook this delicacy of the sea. “You have got to grill them,” said restaurateur Frank Chivas. “There is no other way.” But Chivas and his longtime friend Tom Pritchard, the creative force behind many of his restaurants, disagreed on the next step. “I like […]
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Seasonal Finds: Key West Pink Shrimp

Shrimp is a staple on my dinner table in the spring as the weather heats up and my body craves lean proteins.  Wild-caught pink shrimp are local to the Florida Keys and are most abundant during the spring months.  In many cases these shrimp are available at the local market just a day after being […]
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