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Best Grouper Recipes

Offering fresh grouper recipes that you will love.  Grouper fillets can be cooked any way you want; but the most popular is grilled, baked or fried. 

What does grouper taste like?  Grouper has a sweet, mild flavor, like a cross between bass and halibut (both are wonderful options to use too).  Grouper also has a moderately firm texture.

If you are marinating grouper fillets do not go over 30 minutes or the flavor of the marinade will overpower this delicate fish.

Blackened grouper or fried grouper to fill a sandwich or taco are some  of my favorite ways to prepare them.  Let’s get started (you may want to bookmark this page, as I will be adding more grouper recipes in the near future).

Pan Seared Grouper with Roast Potato Wedges #MissHomemade

Easy Grouper Recipes

An easy grouper recipe that can be put together in a flash.


2 lbs grouper fillets, washed and patted dry
salt and pepper to taste

Old Bay seasoning
garlic powder
onion powder
1/2 cup flour
1 TBS olive oil
2 TBS butter, melted

Heat a heavy skillet on medium-high and add the tablespoon of olive oil.

Meanwhile, we are going to season the fillets first.  Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika. 

Lightly dust fillets with flour and place in the hot olive oil.   Cook the fish until it flakes easily with a fork; approximately 4 minutes on each side.  Brush fillets with the melted butter and serve immediately.

If you are having Roasted Potato Wedges, make up a quick batch of homemade tangy ranch dressing.  It really makes this dish.

Roasted Potato Wedges

Thai Grouper Fish Cake Recipe #MissHomemade


These Thai grouper fish cakes are delicious.  Especially when served with the sweet chili sauce.

1 lb white fish fillets, uncooked
1 egg, beaten
3 TBS cornflour
1 TBS fish sauce
3 tsp red curry paste
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp red chili pepper, chopped
10 fresh green beans, sliced
2 green onions, chopped
peanut oil
sweet chili sauce, recipe below

Process fish fillets in food processor. Add the egg, cornflour, fish sauce, red curry paste, chili powder, coriander leaves.

Process until combined.

Transfer to bowl and add green beans and spring onion.  Mix well.  Wet your hands and form into patties or by using spoons (I use gloves).

Heat peanut oil in frying pan and fry patties and turn once golden brown.  Remove when cooked and drain.  Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

Serve with rice, chopped cucumber, fresh coriander, sweet chili sauce and a squeeze of lime juice.  Delicious.

This sauce is spicy, but adjust the red pepper flakes and Sriracha according to your taste.  I cannot handle “hot hot” so this recipe works for me.

Homemade Sweet Red Chili Sauce

1/4 cup white rice vinegar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
1 TBS minced garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or to your taste)
1/2 tsp Sriracha (or to your taste or omit)
1 TBS cornstarch
1 TBS water
1/2 tsp salt

Add 1/4 cup water, rice vinegar and sugar in a saucepan over medium high.  When it starts to boil, add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes.  Lower the temperature and let simmer for 3 minutes.  Add the Sriracha (if using).

In a cup or small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the tablespoon of cold water until dissolved.  Bring the chili sauce mixture to a simmer again and add the cornstarch/water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Cook, stirring constantly until mixture reaches desire thickness; approximately 3 to 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool.  It’s ready to use. 

Store in a glass container in the refrigerator.  Will keep for 1 month (never lasted past 30 days).

Fresh Grouper and Pasta Recipe #MissHomemade

This grouper recipe is so easy to put together including a fresh lovely taste.  You may add anything else you like to this fresh grouper fish recipe.


1/2 lb grouper fillets, washed and patted dry
cherry tomatoes, halved
1 TBS minced garlic
olive oil
red pepper flakes
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
garlic butter sauce, recipe below
angel hair pasta, cooked by instructions on box, drained and drizzle with a little olive oil.
Heat heavy skillet to medium high.  Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil.

Meanwhile, season grouper fillets with salt and pepper and lightly dust with flour.  Cut into large chunks.  When olive oil is hot (toss a tiny bit of flour into the pan and it will cook), add fillets and cook on each side for 4 minutes, depending on the thickness. Place the cherry tomatoes in the hot skillet and saute for a minute or two.

To serve, first plate the pasta that was drizzled with olive oil, then top with a cherry tomatoes.  Place a few grouper chunks on top and drizzle with garlic butter sauce, red pepper flakes, shredded Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Garlic Butter Sauce

2 TBS finely chopped garlic
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 lb cold butter, sliced into pats
2 TBS fresh parsley for garnish
Bring the chicken broth and chopped garlic to a boil and reduce heat; simmer until reduced in half.  Whisk in a few butter pats at a time and cook until it coats the back of a spoon. 

Serve with white wine like Chardonnay, White Burgundy (made from Chardonnay) or Riesling.  Enjoy these grouper recipes.

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