The following recipes were copied from the book: Florida strawberries: a taste of summer all winter long, provided by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA).

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Florida Strawberry and Spicy Citrus Shrimp Salad with Avocado-Strawberry Dressing

(Recipe courtesy of Elise Wendland, Dickerson, Maryland, p. 52)

  • 15 jumbo fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
  • 1-2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • ½ cup peeled, pitted, and chopped avocado
  • 20 large fresh strawberries, quartered and divided
  • ¼ cup plain yoghurt
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ⅛teaspoon salt
  • ⅛teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula or spring mix
  • 2 naval oranges, sectioned (about 1 cup)


Spray grill rack with nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350°C – 400°C).


Sprinkle shrimp with jerk seasoning. Grill, covered, until pink and firm, 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside to let cool.


In the container of a blender, combine avocado, 1/2 cup strawberries, yoghurt, lime juice, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper; process until smooth.


Place remaining strawberries in a medium bowl. Add arugula and orange sections, tossing gently to combine. Divide among 3 salad plates. Arrange shrimp over salad. Serve with avocado-strawberry dressing.

Floridian-Style Strawberry Shrimp Ceviche

(Recipe courtesy of Shannon Kohn, Simpsonville, South Carolina, p. 43)

  • 1 pound cooked medium fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped
  • (16-ounce) container fresh strawberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • ¼ cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons mince fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 18 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Endive leaves
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

In a large bowl, combine shrimp, strawberries, onion, coconut, and cilantro.


In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Add to shrimp mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Spoon ceviche into endive leaves. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.