Grouper is a great fish. There are many different varieties but are usually only identified as grouper. It is a thick, meaty, firm fish with a pleasant flavor. I find baking is foolproof, although grouper also grills, broils and fries very well. I figure about 10 minutes per inch thick at 400 degrees. I keep the seasoning simple and straight forward so as to not overwhelm the fish. These seasonings would work with almost any fish. Choose grouper with moist flesh and beautiful color. It may be with or without the skin for this recipe. If it is skin on the meat will lift off of the skin when done cooking. I cook the fillet whole and cut when ready to serve. I find that to be more reliable for timing my cooking.
11/2 -2 pounds grouper fillet
1 Tablespoon chopped chives or garlic chives
1 Tablespoon chopped capers
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. Season the grouper with salt and pepper. Mix remaining ingredients and spread on fish.
2. Bake about 10 minutes per 1 inch of thickest part of fillet. ( 20 – 25 minutes)
3. Cut into 4 serving pieces.