Top Five Best Grouper Recipes In Under 30 Minutes

Top Five Best Grouper Recipes In Under 30 Minutes

Five top grouper recipes

It is almost impossible to beat the pleasure of being served with a delicious plate of grouper. Possibilities of what an enthusiastic cook can do with groupers are limitless. You can have it grilled, smoked, roasted, steamed, fried, baked, and whatnot. Cooks often find themselves spoilt for choice when they are to prepare an easy but delicious grouper meal. Here we cut the clutter and present you with the top five most delicious and simple to cook grouper recipes. Anyone can prepare them, and if prepared well, even Bobby Flay would not find a reason to disapprove of these delicacies.

#1: Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce

Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce

It is one of the most highly-rated grouper preparations. If you are looking to prepare a restaurant-quality dish, you should go for this delicacy. The magic of this dish lies in its crisp and even crust complemented by the mouth-watering sauce. The recipe that we provide you here requires 30 minutes of cooking time, out of which 20 minutes should be hands-on. If you follow the quantity mentioned in the recipe, it would be enough for four servings.


To start with, you need four fillets of fresh grouper, each weighing between 4 and 6 Oz. Then you need one teaspoon of kosher salt, two tablespoons of olive oil, four tablespoons of butter, and one tablespoon each of balsamic vinegar, minced shallot, and fresh lemon juice. Lastly, you need freshly ground black pepper, one-fourth of a tablespoon.

How To Cook?

Once you have arranged all the material you need to prepare the dish, start by preheating the oven at 425 degrees. While the oven heats, dry up your fish with paper towels and keep them there at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Then sprinkle the dried fish with salt and pepper.

Next, you need to heat the oil. It's preferable to heat it in a large ovenproof skillet at a medium to high temperature. Place the fillet in the hot oil top-side down first. It will take three to four minutes of cooking until the edges of the fillets become light brown. Now enter the skillet into the oven.

Now that your oven temperature is at a crisp 425 degrees. Bake the fillets for 4 to 5 minutes until they become opaque. Remove the oven's skillet and place the baked fishes on a platter with the seared side up.

Wipe the skillet to cook butter in it at medium temperature for two to two and a half minutes. You can check if it has been appropriately done by looking at the color. The butter will start to turn golden brown. Now, take the butter out and put it in a small bowl. Whisk the butter in vinegar, lemon juice, and shallot. Finally, season it with salt and pepper.

Things to Remember

  • For searing, firm fillets of about one and a half inches of thickness works the best.
  • The pan should be hot before the fillets are placed.
  • I recommend pressing the fillets with a spatula lightly for cooking or even searing. 


#2. Broiled Grouper Parmesan

Broiled Grouper Parmesan


Broiled Grouper Parmesan is another easy-to-cook grouper delicacy that works great for people who want to get things done in minimum time. The preparation requires around 16 minutes of your time, of which six minutes you need to allow for hands-on cooking. It is one of those dishes that serves perfect for an evening supper during a warm summer day.


For four servings, you need two pounds of fresh grouper fillets and two tablespoons of lemon juice. It would help if you also had half a cup of grated parmesan cheese, one-fourth of softened butter, three tablespoons of mayonnaise, and one hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco. Salt and pepper you should add to your taste.

How to Cook?

Start by preheating the broiler of your oven. Then place the grouper fillets on a greased baking tray. Brush the fillets with lemon juice. Take a Parmesan cheese in a small bowl and stir it with butter, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Once the mixing complete, set it aside.

Now, please get back to the fillets and broil them for four to six minutes. Broil until the fillets start to flake with a fork. Now, remove the broiled fillets from the oven and spread the cheese mixture on top of the fillets.
Put the preparation in the broiler again and heat it for an additional thirty seconds. Once the topping has turned brown and bubbly, it is ready to be served.

Things to Remember

  • Use your judgment to get the time right during the first broil. The key here is to turn the fillets flaky.
  • Before serving, you can choose to garnish the food with lemon twists and parsley.

#3. Mediterranean Style Baked Grouper With Tomatoes and Olives

Mediterranean Style Baked Grouper With Tomatoes and Olives


It is a low-carb recipe that one can prepare in 20 minutes or so. The formula consists of a few spices and bold, fresh flavors; this recipe works well anytime as a supper-item.


First, you need 1.5 pounds of red grouper fillet. To prepare the spice mixture, you need cumin, oregano, and paprika. These also work as seasonings and offer color and depth. It would be best to have fresh minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil to bring the flavor. For toppings, you need to have sweet cherry tomatoes and sliced kalamata olives. To add the final garnishing touch, you can add fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, or mint.

How to Cook?

Start by seasoning the fillets. To season the fillets, dry them and put kosher salt on both sides. Next, prepare a mixture of cumin, oregano, and paprika in a bowl and apply the mix well on both sides of the fillet.

Once the fillets are seasoned well and homogeneously, please put them in a lightly-oiled baking dish. Now, top the fish with the freshly minced garlic and add juice extracted from one lemon. Next, add a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Finally, top the mix with sliced tomatoes and kalamata olives.

Now that seasoning is complete place the baking dish containing the fillets on an oven's middle rack. The heating temperature of the oven should be 400-degree Fahrenheit. Bring out the preparation when the fillets have turned flaky and opaque in color. Usually, it takes 12 to 13 minutes of baking. Now, serve the succulent grouper steaks with salads or sides of your choosing.

Things to Remember

  • Do not overcook the grouper. If you are not sure, use an instant-read thermometer and take out the fish when its internal temperature has reached 145-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • While mincing, make sure to spread the garlic well.

#4. Grouper With Roasted Corn and Peppers

Grouper With Roasted Corn and Peppers


Grouper with roasted corn and peppers offers you the perfect recipe that uses the least of resources. If you follow the quantities mentioned in the recipe, it will give you food adequate for four servings.


First, cut a beautiful red and a green bell paper each into two half-inch squares. Then take two cups full of frozen corn kernels, which you can cut from approximately three corn ears. You also need two tablespoons of cooking oil, half tablespoon of salt, half teaspoon of fresh-ground black pepper, half teaspoon of dried thyme, and two pounds of grouper fillets that are cut into four equal pieces.

How To Prepare?

Start by preheating the oven at 450-degrees Fahrenheit. Now, combine the bell peppers, corn, oil, salt, pepper, and thyme into a large-sized roasting pan. Keep an eye on the color and roast until the mix turns brown. It will approximately take 12 minutes.

Now, rub the oil on both sides of the fish homogeneously. Sprinkle the fish with salt, pepper, and thyme again. Now, take out the roasting pan from the oven and place the corn and pepper mix on both sides of the pan. Place the fish at the center of the pan with its skin side down. For average-sized one-inch-thick fillets, cook for about 15 minutes. Finally, serve the preparation with corn and peppers.

Things to Remember

  • While sprinkling the fish with salt, pepper, and thyme the second time, make sure not to use more than one-fourth of a teaspoon for each.
  • While roasting for 12 minutes, you need to stir the preparation at least twice.
#5. Pecan-Crusted Grouper
It is the perfect recipe for crispy and toasty seafood, which you can cook for four servings under thirty minutes.


It would be best if you had half a cup of pecan pieces and dry bread crumbs. You will also need one-third of a cup volume of flour, two eggs in beaten form, three-fourth of a cup volume of butter or margarine, juice out of 1 lemon, and one bunch of fresh Italian parsley that has been chopped well.

How to Cook?

Start by preheating the oven at a temperature of 400-degrees Fahrenheit. Now, prepare the pecans and food crumbs in a processor until they become coarse. Directly, transfer them to a shallow dish. Place the flour in the shallow dish and place the beaten egg in another.

Take the groupers and mix them well with salt and pepper. Then dredge each piece of grouper in the flour first and then in the egg. Now press the dredged pieces of fish against the pecan crumbs so that they get the coating.

Now, take the butter and melt it into an ovenproof skillet. Give each side one minute. Now place the skillet in the oven and bake it until it becomes flaky. It usually takes ten minutes. Keep the fish on a serving plate.

Add the remaining butter to the skillet. Once the butter turns brown, stir it in lemon juice and parsley. Finally, serve the preparation by pouring the sauce over the fish.

Things to Remember

  • To cook the fish, take ¼ cup of butter to heat in the skillet.
  • The quick pan-fry before going for oven baking should be done carefully. 


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