Episode 611

Kite Surfing in the Keys

 

Show DescriptionChad finds out how to do Kite Surfing in the Florida Keys.When: Year ’round!

Where: Keys Cable in the Florida Keys (but you can find more kite surfing places statewide with this handy guide!)

How Much: At Keys Cable, $180 + TAX for 1.5 hours, kiteboard, helmet, and jacket included. Max 2 people.

What You’ll Need: You’ll need a swimming suit, rash guard, the price of admission, and courage!

 

Pan Seared Florida Grouper

 

Yield 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6, 5-ounce filets fresh Florida grouper
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

 

Preparation

  1. Pat filets with paper towel until completely dry.
  2. Refrigerate until time to cook.
  3. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high heat.
  4. Lightly dust both sides of filets with corn starch and season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
  5. Add oil to coat the bottom of the heated pan.
  6. Carefully lay the filets in the pan.
  7. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on both sides until filets are done.
  8. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of filets.

 

Florida Spicy Green Mango Jam

 

Yield 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 green Florida mangoes (unripe)
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chili, seeded and deveined
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground
  • 1, 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves star anise
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

 

Preparation

  1. Peel mangoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Toss mangoes in a small bowl with vinegar, sugar, and salt.
  3. Set aside.
  4. To make seasoning paste, cut ginger root into 4 pieces.
  5. Add ginger root, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, coriander and turmeric one at a time to a food processor with motor running and purée to a paste.
  6. Heat a 4-quart heavy pot over moderately-low heat until hot.
  7. Cook seasoning paste, cinnamon stick, and star anise in oil for 10 minutes, or until very fragrant, stirring frequently.
  8. Stir in the mango mixture and marmalade. Simmer covered over low heat until mangoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove cinnamon stick and star anise and cool jam completely.
  10. Set aside.