The Best Way To Cook Grouper [10 Amazing Grouper Recipes]

By: Joseph Simonds on July 27, 2016
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It’s grouper time!

In particular, a list of the 10 best grouper recipes we could find on the web.

Ever since our Mahi Mahi recipe post exploded we’ve been trying to put together other popular fish cooking posts.

So for this one, we went out and found the tastiest, simplest, and quickest grouper recipes for you and your loved ones. Read on and learn from our list of our favorite trusted food blogs, recipe collections, and cooking videos.

Bonus: We’ll also be sharing some food prep, cooking, and grilling hacks that you’d wish you’ve known sooner.

Nothing beats a luscious platter of grouper – whether grilled, smoked, roasted, steamed, baked, fried, or in any way you like it best, it surely can satisfy your cravings.

Just remember that each grouper meal is BEST when shared with friends and family.

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Here are ten of the best grouper recipes we could find on the web.

We did our best to find ones that were easy and fun.

Let us know in the comments if we missed any of your favorite grouper recipes.

Note that these grouper recipes are in no particular order.

1. Grilled Grouper with Lemon and Herbs

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This flaky grouper recipe with lemon and herbs turns each meal into a magical moment. Ideal for lunch or dinner, this dish is both healthy and delicious. You wouldn’t even think that it only takes 10-15 minutes from grill to plate.

Sprinkle a mix of dried fennel seed, basil, red pepper, garlic, and parsley. Then, drizzle a little olive oil and some fresh lemon juice over the fresh grouper.

Hack: Wrap your fillet with an aluminum foil to keep it fresh and juicy – giving your culinary masterpiece an added flavor. This trick also makes the ‘cleaning’ of your grill less stressful.

Unlock its complete recipe here.

Watch this video to learn how to grill your grouper the easiest way.

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2. Fresh Grouper Fillet Over Pasta

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If you love pasta and you love grouper, then you will absolutely love this grouper pasta dish.

This quick and easy grouper recipe lets you indulge in each bite while giving you the freedom to add more ingredients that you think will enhance its texture and flavor. Fish and pasta make a yummy duo – just so spectacular that you keep your family members and dinner guests asking for more.

Satisfy your taste buds today, grab the recipe here.

3. Grouper Caprese

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Fresh grouper is perfect for this grouper ‘caprese’ recipe. It’s actually a very simple seafood recipe made with lots of fresh and healthy ingredients.

Perfect for those busy mom and dad out there who don’t have the luxury of time to prepare meals but still want to give everyone in the family, especially the kids some luscious yet nutritious mealtime. This is likewise ideal for those fellows who are on a diet – a low carb, gluten-free feast!

Layer alternating slices of fish, tomatoes, and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the dish with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Catch its full recipe here.

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4. Grilled Grouper with Oranges and Olives

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It’s a must: All summer meals should satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Don’t fret, it needs not to be expensive and time-consuming. The trick is to have the ability to turn simple and easy-to-prepare recipes into some gastronomic banquet.

One great way to go is to serve this simple Mediterranean dish that you only need to snatch 15 minutes of your time. Big chunks of juicy fillets of grilled fish, slightly charred on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside, enhance by onion rings, zesty

Big chunks of juicy fillets of grilled fish, slightly charred on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside, enhance by onion rings, zesty tangerine, and saline olives, absolutely make a festive lunch or dinner. Unleash the recipe

Unleash the full recipe here.

Chef Note: Any grilled fish recipe that has barely cooked fish tastes way better than over cooked fish so don’t overcook your grouper!

Grilling Hack: Throwing a little bunch of aromatic herbs into the barbecue grill can do wonders on the fish dish – giving it an amazing scent that magically makes you crave more for some appetizing BBQ delights. You may choose from rosemary, oregano, basil, cilantro, mint and thyme.

5. Lemon-Butter Grouper Fish Tacos

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Got a picky eater in your family?

Worry no more, this simple, easy yet nourishing grouper taco dish can do the trick. You’ll love this for three reasons: It only takes 10 minutes to prepare, it’s a complete meal, and of course, it’s a flavorful and hearty family feast.

The non-fishy-tasting magic of a grouper, its mild flavor, and its firm, lean, flaky, white meat, as well as the sweet citrus tang of lemon, really does the magic. Well, you can always put some twists on this one-skillet recipe.

Tweak: Either you serve it with rice and side salad tonight, or slice it for fish tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and your fave dressing or sauce for the next day. Whichever you choose – it’s always a blast for everyone.

Check out the full recipe here.

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6. Pecan Crusted Grouper

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What most foodies love about this grouper dish is the fillet’s light, mild flavor. Crusted in ground crispy pecans and pan-sautéed in tallow, this can really make you thanks its variety of texture and tang.

Never undermine its blend of rich flavors. The next time you’d cook your freshly caught grouper, rest assured that it is no longer bland and dry… never again!

Click here for the full pecan crusted grouper recipe.

7. Blackened Grouper

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Aside from the joy every angler feels whenever catching grouper, this savory, lean and flaky white fish also satisfies everyone’s cravings. Bursting with flavors and variety of texture, this broiled grouper recipe is best served with some grilled vegetables or some fresh salads for a totally healthy meal.

Note: Be mindful to only broil the fish under the hot broiler for just a few minutes so that it remains crispy on top and perfectly tender and moist on the inside.

Grouper fillets tend to be meatier than typical whitefish like tilapia, so they are flakier, moister, and overall a real treat. It’s all worth it!

Get the full blackened grouper recipe here.

8. Smokey Grouper with Spinach

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Been wanting to surprise your special someone with a scrumptious candlelit dinner? Well, you can always make a “DIY” romantic date with him or her in just a snap of a finger without overspending with this grouper over spinach meal.

Smoked paprika and Italian seasoning make this a simply delicious take on sautéed fish. You may likewise add some white wine to the pan along with the olive oil and butter for a flavorful sauce.

This undeniably makes a sweet feast for the two of you.

Get the full recipe for two here.

9. Red Grouper with Tomato Braised Fennel

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Every meal is extra special whenever the family sits together to enjoy a yummy and nurturing platter. This unique grouper dish though quick and easy promises a flavorful and enticing dining experience.

The distinct blend of tomato, orange juice, white wine, garlic, shallots, and orange zest makes a tangy and appetizing sauce. Don’t forget to simmer the fennel until it gets tender before serving.

The full recipe’s kept here.

10. Grouper Chowder

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The grouper family is perhaps the most popular saltwater food fish in the United States and even in some parts of the world. And the great news is that grouper even does amazingly well in chowder!

This grouper chowder recipe contains, onions, bell pepper, potatoes, tomatoes, lime juice and spices that make it extra wholesome and rewarding.

This Caribbean cuisine simply makes you feel pampered — something that you truly deserve after a day’s work or a tiring routine.

Enjoy each bite here.

Another Grouper Soup Recipe That You Should Try:

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This video does not only give you useful information about making a grouper soup but also teaches you how to fillet a fish and use its head and bones for an extra delicious fish stock/broth.


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Voila, with all these awesome grouper recipes, you’ll surely have something new can try the next time you land some grouper.

Did we miss any amazing grouper recipes?

Feel free to hit the comment section and share your favorite way to cook grouper or any other grouper recipes.

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Joseph Sherer
27 days ago

Outstanding! I love trying new things and these recipes are now moved to the top of my must try list! Great contents, thanks guys!😁