Posts Tagged by watermelon
|June 30, 2016||Posted by Morgan Edwards under Agriculture, Cooking, Food, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized|
Probably the most unique quality of a juicy, Florida watermelon is its versatility and, of course, its deliciousness (no matter how you choose to prepare it)! This juicy fruit is appropriate for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a great in-between snack to jumpstart your day in a healthy way. For those who enjoy […] continue reading
|June 23, 2014||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes|
As we continue into Florida watermelon season, we are thinking of creative ways to serve it. Simple slices of watermelon are a summertime favorite, and what could be easier? However, our Florida Watermelon Slices with Balsamic Syrup, Mint Oil and Feta Cheese merges feta, balsamic vinegar, and mint to create several layers of bright, fresh flavor. No matter how […] continue reading
|June 16, 2014||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes|
As the weather gets warmer, it’s nice to have refreshing, cold beverages to help cool things down a little. This Watermelon Fizz really hits the spot. It uses fresh Florida watermelon with a touch of honey for a floral sweetness. It is so easy to make, and it pairs well with a variety of dishes. […] continue reading
|June 9, 2014||Posted by Melissa under Nutrition, Produce, Recipes|
Florida’s watermelon season runs from April through July, with small quantities available in November and December. The juicy watermelon is hydrating and sweet, which makes it a perfect treat, especially with those hot Florida temperatures. Chef Justin has been whipping up some recipes, and we will be featuring them here for the next several weeks. […] continue reading
|July 23, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
Salads are versatile and it doesn’t take many ingredients to make something spectacular. This Florida Fruit Salad with Lime and Honey uses simple, good ingredients. It’s a cinch to make, and on a hot day it is especially refreshing and juicy. Ingredients • 2 Florida mangoes, peeled and diced large • 1/4 seedless Florida watermelon (depending on size), […] 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
|June 20, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
Peanut butter and jelly. Deli meat and cheese. Bacon, lettuce and tomato. These are all super picnic sandwich options. However, we have some amazing vegetable and fruit sandwiches that require only a little prep in advance, with lots of enjoyment at the picnic. These Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Panini are made with fresh vegetables, herbs and melty mozzarella. Yum! Ingredients […] continue reading
Peanut butter and jelly. Deli meat and cheese. Bacon, lettuce and tomato. These are all super picnic sandwich options. However, we have some amazing vegetable and fruit sandwiches that require only a little prep in advance, with lots of enjoyment at the picnic.
These Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Panini are made with fresh vegetables, herbs and melty mozzarella. Yum!
• 4 slices whole-wheat Italian bread
• 1 medium zucchini, ends trimmed and sliced very thin (lengthwise)
• 1 medium tomato, sliced thin
• 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
• 8 fresh basil leaves
• unsalted butter for cooking
• kosher salt to taste
• freshly ground pepper to taste
1. Preheat a large-sized sauté pan over medium heat. Lay two of the bread slices down on a cutting board to assemble sandwich. Evenly distribute half of the cheese over both slices of bread. Season the cheese lightly with salt and pepper.
2. Add the thinly sliced zucchini on top of the cheese. Add basil leaves and sliced tomato on top of the zucchini. Finally, add the remaining cheese to the top of the sliced tomato. Top the sandwiches with the remaining two slices of bread.
3. To cook sandwiches, place several small pats of butter on the top side of each sandwich. Place each sandwich butter side down in the sauté pan. Add several small butter pats to the unbuttered side of each sandwich.
4. Cook sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and melted. Remove sandwiches from pan and let cool slightly. Use a serrated knife to cut sandwiches in half. Serve warm.
For a sweet take on superb picnic sandwiches, Chef Justin created Florida Strawberry Mascarpone Panini and Open Face Watermelon Sandwiches. It’s okay to play with these recipes, too. If it’s blueberry season, try using those in the panini. The sweet blueberry would complemented the creaminess of the mascarpone. Do you have a basil plant in your garden? Substitute the mint in the watermelon sandwich with basil for another amazing flavor combination.
Looking for more sandwich ideas? Check out www.thefloridachef.com to be inspired!