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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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Top Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Articles

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  • Test Kitchen favorites for Super Bowl 2013 game-watching fare

     
    Country Mullet Chowder 6 servings 1 1/2 pounds mullet fillets, skin off 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 10 1/2-ounce can of cream of potato soup 1 cup bottled clam juice or chicken broth 2 cups...
  • Test kitchen bonus: How to make grapefruit spritzers

     
    Grapefruit Spritzer 4 servings 1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice 1/4 cup natural sugar 1 (2-inch) stick cinnamon Ice cubes Ginger ale, chilled White wine 1. In a saucepan combine grapefruit juice, sugar and cinnamon. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered...
  • Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Carrot Soup

     
    The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Chilled Florida Wildflower...
  • Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Glazed grouper

     Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Glazed grouper
    The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Honey Orange Glazed Grouper....
  • Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Snapper almondine

     
    The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Florida Snapper Almondine....
  • Test kitchen extra: Cooking with fresh Florida okra

     
    Okra Succotash 6 servings 1 Florida onion, chopped 1 large Florida green bell pepper, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 large Florida tomatoes, coarsely chopped 3 cups Florida corn (from 5 to 6 ears) 1/2 pound Florida okra, trimmed and...
  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill update: Fresh Florida seafood availability

     
    This report is updated every day at 2 pm or as conditions warrant. All Florida waters open to fishing at this time. Grouper, red snapper, mullet, blue crab meat and clams are all in steady supply and prices are normal. Yellowtail snapper is in steady...
  • Test kitchen extra: Time to ‘Go Fish’ in the kitchen

     
    Support the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' “Go Native! Eat Florida Seafood” program and you will be sure to have the freshest fish available. This week, Florida amberjack, clams, blue crab, flounder, red grouper,...
  • Conditions ideal for good Florida blue crab harvest

     
    Top producers in Florida expect this to be an above-average year for blue crab, thanks to recent rains that have brought fresh water to our bays and estuaries. Producers are bringing in large catches daily, and seafood markets and restaurants across the...
  • Test kitchen extra: Florida tropical produce a great addition to menus

     
    Captivated by the state's beautiful fruits and flowers, the Spanish dubbed our narrow peninsula La Florida. No doubt the explorers were dazzled by our tropical fruits, many of which thrive this time of year. Florida's tropical fruits are an excellent...
  • Florida stone crab season opens today

     
    Florida stone crab opens Oct 15, 2010, and runs through mid-May. The fishery is closed for five months each year to help protect and sustain Florida's valuable stone crab resource, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services....
  • Test kitchen bonus: How to cook with Florida oysters

     
    The Florida oyster harvest gears up in fall when water temperatures begin to drop. The cool months are when oysters taste the best. Oysters are among Florida's top commercial seafood products in terms of dockside value, with last season's harvest totaling...