Looking for something to cook for dinner or a quick, sweet treat? Look to Fresh From Florida recipes for inspiration. Fresh! videos are posted regularly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The recipes feature the state’s fresh commodities and step-by-step instructions for preparation. Log on to www.facebook.com/FloridaAgriculture and click the Videos tab to see fast, easy recipe videos using Florida ingredients including seafood, fresh produce and more to prepare appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, salads and desserts. The videos range from one to two minutes long and include tips and tricks to make preparation easy and flawless.
The recipe videos are some of the most popular posts on Fresh From Florida’s Facebook page.
Tens of thousands of people have viewed these videos to learn from Chef Justin Timineri about how to make everything from Stuffed Florida Mushrooms to Fresh! Florida Fruit Sangria.
The Fresh! Florida Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart recipe has garnered more than 79,000 views. To simplify, Chef Justin says store-bought pie dough is just fine, and he shows viewers how to roll it out and stuff it with Florida ripe tomatoes, goat cheese and herbs.
What makes Fresh! Florida Sangria stand out is that you can make it year round because some type of fruit is always in season. Just combine ripe watermelon, blueberries, passion fruit, mango or other fresh fruit with Florida fruit wine, Florida orange juice and ginger ale.
Check out these and more recipes below:
Florida Blueberry Key Lime Pie
- 3 tablespoons Florida natural sugar
- 1 ½ cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup fresh squeezed Florida key lime juice
- 3 teaspoons fresh Key lime zest
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 4 large egg yolks
- 2 cups Florida blueberries
- ½ cup apricot jam
- ¼ cup water
- For the Graham Cracker Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Stir ingredients to combine. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Set aside.
- Key Lime Pie Filling: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine condensed milk, egg yolks, Key lime juice and Key lime zest. Use a whisk to make sure all ingredients are combined (the combined ingredients will naturally thicken slightly). Pour Key lime pie filling mixture into the cooled graham cracker crust. Bake pie for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pie looks almost set. Remove pie from oven and let cool to room temperature. Cover pie and place in the refrigerator at it is best served cold. To serve, top pie with fresh whipped cream and slices of fresh Key lime pie.
- For the Florida Blueberry Topping: Heat the apricot jam and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until completely melted. Arrange blueberries in a single layer over the Key lime pie. Using a pastry brush, brush a layer of melted jam over the blueberries. Let cool.