Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables

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There is nothing more satisfying than enjoying freshly harvested vegetables grown locally and … IN SEASON! 

Well in Florida, that’s exactly what we grow. Brilliant tasting, crisp and seasonally fresh vegetables. The kind that are bursting with flavor and the “good for you” nutrients that many of the grown “out of season” produce is lacking in. You know, the kind that have zero flavor and taste of nothing more than water. It’s no wonder that so many avoid eating their veg, it’s probably because they have never really tasted the real deal and want flavor in their food – I don’t blame them one bit.

After living in a mostly cold, and for the better part of a year, drizzly and WET country, I absolutely craved being in the hot sunshine, where the abundance of tasty produce was available any time of the year. Florida was not only where I considered home, but it had checked all the boxes for me! A win – win indeed! 

One recipe that truly celebrates the taste of locally grown Fresh From Florida vegetables is the Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables! It is so good and taste as if I am sitting in the sun relaxing … oh wait, I am! Ahh, life in Florida.

For those of you who have yet to thaw out after this winter, my “condolences”. Now go get yourself a sun lamp, find the Fresh From Florida vegetables in your local fresh produce section and make the recipe below…turn on some Beach Boys music and pretend to be basking in the sun while enjoying amazingly fresh vegetables and getting some serious rays, kind of.

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Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 – 12 min.
Serves: 6 – 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant, large diced (remove skin if desired)
  • 2 zucchini, large diced
  • 2 large squash, large diced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and diced large
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 12 mushrooms, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, hand torn
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
  • canola or olive oil for cooking
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat a  large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil to the hot pan. Now add in half of the chopped Onion to the pan cooking for 2 minutes. Now add in half of the minced Garlic and all the diced Bell Peppers to the pan. Continue to cooking the vegetables and add in all of the Yellow Squash and Zucchini to the mixture.
  2. Lightly season the vegetables in the pan with salt and pepper to taste, and continue to cook the veg until the Squash is just crisp and almost tender (about two minutes). Remove the vegetables (1st batch) from the pan and place in a large serving bowl. Put the skillet back over the heat and use a spatula to remove any debris.
  3. When the pan is hot again, add in another tablespoon Olive Oil and the remaining half of the diced Onion. Cook onions for 2 minutes followed by adding in the Garlic, Mushrooms and Eggplant. Gently season the vegetables in the pan with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook the vegetables until the eggplant is just tender (about 2 minutes).
  4. Now remove the vegetables and add them into the bowl with the first batch of vegetables. Toss in the fresh herbs and gently stir until combined. Serve warm.

Enjoy!

Follow this link to view the original Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables Recipe.

The Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables is the perfect compliment to any BBQ, or you can try the Zucchini Chips, another great Fresh From Florida recipe. Yum.

Maybe you have made a similar recipe using fresh vegetables (Fresh From Florida), if so we all would enjoy reading them. Have a famliy story to go with the recipe, then most definitely please share! 

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