|April 1, 2014||Posted by Mindy under Agriculture, Seafood, Uncategorized|
Florida is a state that has a rich commercial fishing heritage, from red snapper in Destin to the spiny lobsters in the Florida Keys. With over 1,200 miles of coastline, our state’s abundant connection to the ocean has helped shape its history, culture and economy. During the 19th century, commercial fishing played an important role […] continue reading
|March 7, 2014||Posted by Melanie Hutchinson under Agriculture, Events, Seafood, Uncategorized|
It’s time once again for the Original Marathon Seafood Festival. Come and enjoy this large Florida Keys event celebrating the finest fresh seafood and offering exciting entertainment and fun! This festival has it all, from live entertainment throughout both days to a variety of local seafood and beverages. Over 200 vendors will be on hand […] continue reading
|January 15, 2014||Posted by Nicole under Agriculture, Cooking, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Seafood|
Fresh, fast and easy! Florida mullet seafood dip is sure to please. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself. • 2 (8-ounce) packages light cream cheese, softened • 3 tablespoons lemon juice • 2 tablespoons grated onion • 2 tablespoons milk • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce • 3 cups flaked smoked mullet […] continue reading
|November 25, 2013||Posted by Mindy under Agriculture, Cooking, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized|
Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving and want to wow your family and friends? How about a Florida Seafood Thanksgiving? This time of year your choices are endless when it comes to fresh Florida seafood. From the plump and delicious Stone Crab Claws to the ever popular Spiny Lobster, you can’t go wrong with a […] continue reading
|November 21, 2013||Posted by Nicole under Agriculture, Events, Kids, Seafood, Uncategorized|
Come join in the fun at the Annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival this weekend – November 23-24. The festival is held on the tree-lined boulevard of Riverside Drive in Yankeetown – an “old Florida” coastal village on Florida’s Nature Coast. Yankeetown is located on the banks of the lower Withlachoochee, just three miles from the Gulf. […] continue reading
|September 18, 2013||Posted by Ashley under Cooking, Recipes, Seafood|
Scuba diving, searching for sunken treasure, vivid corals and colorful fish – this is what awaits you in the Florida Keys. There you will find miles and miles of dazzling blue water and below it is one of Florida’s greatest treasures, spiny lobster. The spiny lobster is quite a catch with its succulent tender white […] continue reading
Scuba diving, searching for sunken treasure, vivid corals and colorful fish – this is what awaits you in the Florida Keys. There you will find miles and miles of dazzling blue water and below it is one of Florida’s greatest treasures, spiny lobster. The spiny lobster is quite a catch with its succulent tender white meat that can be cooked up in a variety of ways. One of my personal favorites is on the grill. Served with melted butter, a side of coleslaw and hush puppies – it always hits the spot. What a wonderful way to end a great day of diving in Florida. Spiny lobster season opened on August 6th and runs through March of 2014. Looking for a scrumptious spiny lobster recipe? Try one of Chef Justin’s!
- 4 (6-to-9-ounce) Florida spiny lobster tails, split open in the shell
- 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- sea salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- Preheat oven broiler on medium high. Place all four of the lobsters on a cookie sheet, and make sure they are opened up down the middle. Evenly spread the softened butter over all of the lobster tail meat.
- Lightly season each lobster tail with salt and pepper. Place lobsters in the oven on the middle rack under the broiler. Let lobsters cook under the broiler for about 7 minutes or until just barely cooked throughout.
- Remove lobsters from oven and let cool slightly. Serve lobster tails warm with fresh lemon.