Posts Tagged by Florida Seafood
|October 31, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Events, Seafood|
Looking for Great Food and Tons of Fun? There is no better way to celebrate this beautiful fall weather than heading down to Apalachicola and enjoying some great food and family fun at the Apalachicola Seafood Festival. The festival will be held in historic Apalachicola’s Battery Park. This two day event will begin on Friday, […] continue reading
|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 […] continue reading
|July 20, 2012||Posted by Nicole under Seafood|
Looking for great Florida seafood? You have come to the right place! We have put together a list of many of the great seafood restaurants throughout the state. Some of these restaurants have been run by families generation after generation. Some are new endeavors started by people who want to keep the seafood industry alive and […] continue reading
|June 1, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Cooking, News, Seafood|
I hope everyone is ready for Season 3 of “how to Do florida! Our very own Chef Justin is back in action, traveling around the state cooking up some delicious meals. The hit show is premiering around the state this weekend so be sure to tune in! Ft. Myers/Naples-WZVN -Sunday, June 3rd @ 12:00PM Gainesville-WNBW-Sunday, June […] continue reading
|April 25, 2012||Posted by Nicole under Healthy Eating, Seafood|
At Florida seafood restaurants, grouper is always on the menu. Though supply peaks in the warm months, from April to October, it’s available all year round. And that’s a good thing, because grouper is one of Florida’s most popular fish. The flavor is so mild and subtle, it appeals to just about everybody. Consumers do […] continue reading
|April 6, 2012||Posted by Nicole under Seafood|
We’d like to give our loyal blog readers something to enjoy—your very own 2012 Seafood Favorites calendar! The publication is packed with color photography of tasty seafood items from Florida’s Gulf Coast. It also keeps you informed of seafood festivals throughout the state, seafood storage and handling, and cooking tips. Just visit this site: http://app2.fl-seafood.com/pubs/pubform/Publications2.aspx and […] continue reading
|April 5, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Cooking, Seafood|
I am a seafood lover and admirer of the Spanish culture. Spanish paella is one of my favorite dishes. The word “Paella” is the Catalonian name for a pan. The history of paella has its origins in the Valencia region, therefore the popular name “Paella Valenciana,” which is considered as one of Spain’s national dishes. […] continue reading
I am a seafood lover and admirer of the Spanish culture. Spanish paella is one of my favorite dishes. The word “Paella” is the Catalonian name for a pan. The history of paella has its origins in the Valencia region, therefore the popular name “Paella Valenciana,” which is considered as one of Spain’s national dishes. There are many different ways to cook paella, like seafood paella (“paella de marisco”), and mixed paella (“paella mixta”).
I haven’t had the chance to eat a typical “Paella Valenciana” while traveling in Spain but have certainly enjoyed seafood paella from the restaurants in Vila Olimpica in Barcelona, where the seafood is delivered fresh off the boats from the nearby Port Olimpic.
Cooking paella requires a slow, methodical process; but, when I crave paella, I do the “short cut” and buy the paella boxes sold in the supermarkets. I add fresh Florida lobster and shrimp in their shells 10 minutes before the rice is done so that the seafood absorbs the seasoned juices and cooks to perfection. You could add Florida mussels for a more elegant presentation and additional flavor.
My favorite part of this experience is shopping for fresh Florida seafood that’s in season at great prices and reminiscing about Spanish flavors and culture. Which dishes do you prepare using Florida seafood?