Grouper is a lean, white fish caught in the sub-tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Ocean. There is an increased production of farmed grouper exported from South East Asian countries. Grouper, a member of the Serranidae family, is low in fat and carbohydrates and high in protein as well as the B vitamins, calcium, selenium, iron and potassium. Grouper, commonly found in live fish markets has a mild flavor and firm texture.
This good recipe for “Broiled Grouper” is an easy way to prepare this fish. Ingredients: 2 pounds of skinless grouper fillets, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper, 4 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of paprika. Method: rub fish with salt and pepper, place on oiled broiler pan. Combine the butter, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Brush ½ of the sauce on top of fish. Broil about 4 inches from the flame for 5 minutes. Turn carefully, brush with remaining sauce and sprinkle paprika on all pieces. Broil 5 more minutes until fish flakes easily. Top with more butter to taste.