Famous Florida Foods have been influenced by Latin, Cajun, and southern cultures. They include foods like key lime pie, Cubano sandwiches, ceviche, cafe con leche, and fried gator bites. For some delicious new and classic foods alike from the Sunshine State, look no further.
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Florida is at the south-eastern edge of the United States and juts out into the Atlantic ocean far to the south. There is a combination of swamplands, dense jungles, coastal cities, and flats inland. People from all over the world gather in Miami, Walt Disney World in Orlando, and the state capitol, Tallahassee.
The warm weather and sandy beaches aren’t the only reason to visit Florida. These 30 recipes will give you a taste of being in Florida for the first time or remind you why you love living there.
Key Lime Pie
The Florida Keyes is known for its key lime pie. It’s made with a graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk, and key limes, with a dollop of homemade whipped cream.
Stone crabs are easy to come by in Florida are served at many pubs and high-end restaurants.
- Florida Stone Crab Claws With Mustard Sauce – A Florida Tradition
- 5 Minute Steamed Stone Crab Claws
- Steamed Stone Crab Claws with Butter
The Cubano sandwich is a favorite in Florida. It’s a panini-style sandwich made with ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard grilled until it’s hot and melty in a press.
- Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)
- Cuban Sandwich (Cubano) – Valerie’s Kitchen
- Cubano: A Traditional Cuban Sandwich Recipe
Fried gator bites are fun and something you need to try if you get the chance. They are pieces of alligator fried up in little bite-sized portions that you can pop right into your mouth.
Conch are sea snails that can be eaten raw or cooked. They are delicious fried as well as fresh on salads and in ceviche.
- How To Make Garlic Conch
- Delicious Conch Salad
- Authentic Bahamian Style Conch Fritters (w/ Dipping Sauce)
Ceviche is a cold seafood dish marinated in citrus juices like lemon, lime, and orange until the raw seafood is cooked with acid.
Cafe Con Leche
Coffee with milk Cuban-style is a favorite all over the state.
Guava pastries are usually served as handpies and you can buy them in Cuban or Puerto Rican restaurants. Make your own at home for that authentic taste.
- Pastelitios de Guayaba + Queso (Guava Cheese Pastries!)
- Pastelitos de Guayaba (Guava Pastelitos)
- Pastelitos de Guayaba Recipe
Frijoles Negros Soup
A black bean soup served with the perfect amount of creamy richness is to die for. You’ll definitely want to try this!
- Crockpot Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe (Frijoles Negros)
- Mexican Black Bean Soup (sopa de frijoles negros)
- Mexican Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijol Negro)
Argentinean pink shrimp are sweet, buttery, and juicy. Some would argue they’re better than any other shrimp out there.