|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
|August 21, 2013||Posted by Mindy under Cooking, Events, In Stores, Nutrition, Recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized|
Chef Justin Timineri teamed up with Coastal Living and Whole Foods at their brand new store in Miami for a “Servin’ Up Seafood” event where the Chef cooked up some shrimp and grouper for shoppers. While there, customers also got the chance to win a culinary gift basket worth $500 as well as a year […] continue reading
|July 3, 2013||Posted by Nicole under Agriculture, Cooking, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Seafood|
We would like to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July with your family. Whether you are hitting the beach, or staying home to enjoy your holiday – Florida shrimp should be on your menu. Shrimp is tasty, nutritious, and so easy to cook! In just a couple of minutes you can enjoy […] continue reading
We would like to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July with your family. Whether you are hitting the beach, or staying home to enjoy your holiday – Florida shrimp should be on your menu. Shrimp is tasty, nutritious, and so easy to cook! In just a couple of minutes you can enjoy a mouth-watering meal that you will love!
Here is one of Chef Justin’s famed shrimp recipes. Shrimp paired with Florida watermelon – two of the best things summer has to offer! Enjoy!
Watermelon and Shrimp Cocktail Skewers
1/2 medium-sized watermelon, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 32 cubes)
32 large shrimp, cleaned, poached and chilled
1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup rice vinegar (or mild-flavored vinegar)
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste
8 6-inch bamboo skewers
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and the peanut butter until completely blended. Add in the garlic, ginger and soy sauce until fully combined. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Pour most of the dressing over the shrimp, reserving some sauce for dipping. Chill marinated shrimp for 1 hour.
To assemble, alternate shrimp, watermelon cubes and torn basil leaves on 8
skewers. Serve skewers with leftover sauce.
Recipe link can be found here.