Episode 405


Top 5 Beaches / Pecan Crusted Hogfish


Native Floridian, Chad Crawford knows how to have fun in the sun as he shares How To Do Florida’s Top 5 Florida beach activities. Plus, Chef Justin Timinieri is taking you to hog heaven with a tasty recipe for Pecan Crusted Hogfish.


Top 5 Beaches


 how to Do Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding combines the access of a kayak with the vantage point of standing upright. Anywhere you can kayak you can paddleboard.

how to Do Sand Sculpting

If there’s a sandy beach near you, you can build your sand sculpture.

how to Do Surf Fishing

You can go surf fishing on pretty much any beach in Florida but, the most popular beaches for surf fishing are on the east coast, from around St. Augustine to around New Smyrna Beach.


how to Do Kiteboarding

If there’s a good breeze and water, you can go kitesurfing. Kiteboarding is definitely something you want to learn with a well known instructor before attempting on your own.


how to Do Surfing

With Florida’s year round good weather, surfing is nearly a year round activity.


Florida Cooking: Pecan Crusted Hogfish with Honey Slaw and Mustard BBQ sauce


Yield 4 servings



  • 4 six ounce Florida Hogfish fillets (snapper or grouper can be substituted)
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Florida pecans, crushed
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3 eggs, beaten in bowl
  • Olive oil for cooking



  1. Preheat a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Combine panko and crushed pecans on a plate.
  3. Lightly season each fillet with salt and pepper.
  4. One at a time, place each fillet top side down in the beaten eggs, than into the pecan mixture.
  5. The goal is to only bread the top of each fillet.
  6. Once all the fillets are breaded, add a small amount of olive oil to the preheated sauté pan.
  7. Carefully add each breaded fillet, to the sauté pan breading side down.
  8. Cook the fillets for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until completely done throughout.
  9. Remove fillets from pan and serve warm.

Florida Honey Slaw


Yield 4 servings



  • 4 cups Florida green cabbage, shredded fine
  • 1/2 cup green sweet pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Florida honey
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste



  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve cold.