Monthly Archives: December 2010
|December 29, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Recipes|
I love cookbooks. I love to read them, look at the pictures, see emerging and traditional techniques, and just enjoy the creativity of others. However, with a busy schedule I find myself eating out so much that I miss cooking. Can anyone else relate? One of my New Year’s resolutions will be to cook more, to […] continue reading
|December 28, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture|
Did you know that out of 30 Florida State Forests, 18 of them have horse trails, or that out of more than 150 Florida State Parks, 26 of them have horse trails? Florida’s climate and varied terrain offer year-round opportunities for horse enthusiasts to explore the state on horseback. We even have a Trailtrotter Program. […] continue reading
|December 27, 2010||Posted by admin under FAPC|
Bunker Hill Vineyard, best known for handcrafted wines with interesting names such as Night Thief, Forest Keeper and Foxy Red, may also be Florida’s only winery to say they have reduced their carbon footprint by more than 60%. This is accomplished by using recycled wine bottles for bottling so there is no shipping involved. They […] continue reading
|December 22, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture|
After a hiatus from good garden tending, I’m back and ready to see what other delicious vegetables I can grow. Right now my container garden is a sad little box, filled with very dry and frost-killed herbs and tomato plants. I was surprised to see new growth on the tomato until the recent freeze, and my […] continue reading
|December 20, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
With Christmas less than a week away and New Year’s right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite holiday recipes. Check out our weekly shopping guide to see what’s in stores and on sale in Florida. Starters/Drinks Warm Cinnamon-Orange Cider, Pecan Egg Nog, Florida Mushrooms Stuffed with Feta and Spinach, Florida Eggplant Dip Main […] continue reading
|December 17, 2010||Posted by admin under Produce|
There is a lot of fresh Florida produce on sale this week in our Southern grocery stores. Make sure to look for our logo or the word ‘Florida’ when you pick out your produce to ensure it is from Florida. If you’re not sure, just ask the produce manager! Click on the store name to […] continue reading
|December 16, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Recipes, Seafood|
With winter weather upon us, now is the perfect time to enjoy a “fan favorite”– fresh Florida mullet! Most will say that mullet is at its very best when it is super fresh- even a few hours coming off the boat. There are ample ways to enjoy this affordable seafood. Smoked or fried mullet is a […] continue reading
With winter weather upon us, now is the perfect time to enjoy a “fan favorite”– fresh Florida mullet! Most will say that mullet is at its very best when it is super fresh- even a few hours coming off the boat. There are ample ways to enjoy this affordable seafood. Smoked or fried mullet is a delicious choice, and mullet can also be baked, broiled, grilled, steamed, poached, or boiled. Right now prices are especially good because mullet harvest is at its peak during the month of December.
Whether you go out to eat or cook mullet at home, now is prime time to enjoy! A list of retail markets and restaurants can be found on our website.
Smoked Florida Mullet Spread
|2||8-ounce packages light cream cheese, softened|
|3||tablespoons Florida lemon juice|
|2||tablespoons grated Florida onion|
|1||teaspoon hot pepper sauce|
|3||cups flaked smoked Florida mullet meat|
|3||tablespoons chopped Florida parsley|
Combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, grated onion and hot pepper sauce; whip until smooth and fluffy. Stir in fish and parsley. Form into a ball and sprinkle with paprika. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Serve with crackers.
3 cups or 48 tablespoon-size servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 31, Calories From Fat 16, Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 10mg, Total Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 3g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid .05g.
Fried Florida Mullet
|canola oil for frying|
|1||large Florida egg|
|1/2||cup all-purpose flour|
|1/4||teaspoon cayenne pepper|
|4||6-ounce Florida mullet fillets|
|Florida lemon slices|
Heat oil to 375 degrees F in deep fryer or deep saucepan. Whisk together egg and water in a shallow dish. Combine flour, cornmeal, cayenne, salt and pepper; mix well. Dip fillets into egg wash then into flour mixture to coat. Deep fry fish in hot oil for 4-5 minutes until fish is golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and serve with lemon slices.
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 484, Calories From Fat 232, Total Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 137mg, Total Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 37g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g