Chef Justin serves up “Fresh From Florida”
|August 1, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Agriculture, Events, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes, Seafood|
Our very own Chef Justin is in London serving up Florida seafood to athletes and delegates representing the USA in the 2012 Olympics. The menu includes Crispy Pan Seared Florida Gulf Swordfish, Florida Firecracker Corn Relish and Spicy Florida Blueberry BBQ Sauce. Chef Justin is promoting Fresh From Florida during his trip to London to increase awareness of our products and their availability.
Here are the recipes that Chef Justin prepared:
Crispy Pan Seared Florida Gulf Swordfish
Yield 6 servings
6 5-ounce filets fresh Florida Gulf swordfish
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
½ cup canola oil
Black pepper, fresh ground to taste
With a sharp knife score the skin of filets in a crosshatch pattern. Pat filets with paper towel until completely dry. Refrigerate until time to cook. Preheat large sauté pan on medium high heat. Lightly dust the skin side of the fish with parsley and then corn starch. Season the filets lightly with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Add oil to coat the bottom of the heated pan. Carefully lay the filets in the pan skin side down. Cook for 3-5 minutes on both sides until skin is crispy and filets are done. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the filets. Keeping filets skin side up, transfer to platter.
Florida Firecracker Corn Relish
Yield 4 Servings
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 small jalapeño, seeded and coarsely chopped1 ½ teaspoons Florida honey
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup vegetable oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 cups fresh Florida corn kernels (from 4 ears)
6 medium Florida radishes, halved and thinly sliced crosswise
½ cup coarsely chopped Florida flat-leaf parsley
¼ small red onion, thinly sliced
To make the dressing, mix the lime juice, jalapeño, honey and cumin in a medium sized bowl. Add the oil and whisk until combined. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper to taste. Combine the corn, radishes, parsley, and red onion with the vinaigrette and mix well. Season the relish with salt and pepper to taste.
Spicy Florida Blueberry BBQ
Yield 6 servings
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup minced Florida onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh Florida jalapeno, seeded
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 cups fresh Florida blueberries
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a non-reactive saucepan. Add the onion and jalapeno and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the blueberries ketchup, vinegar, sugar, mustard and hot sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer over low heat, stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes. Puree the sauce in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pass through a Fine strainer or sieve. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.
Let me know what you think about the recipes in the comments.