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Grouper ‘n Greens May 25, 2012

Filed under: Cooking,Food — hippieonthegrid @ 10:24 pm
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I love cooking and especially getting creative in the kitchen but unfortunately my husband is not so adventurous. So when he works night shift, the creative kitchen comes alive. Tonight, I decided something completely new. My trip two days ago to a local Farmers Market yielded some beautiful grouper. The one filet was so large, I separated it into four separate filets. I know I must have had grouper in the past but was not quite sure how to prepare it so I scoured the internet and combined various ideas to make the fish. I thought it would also look beautiful over a bed of greens. Yummy, super easy, and really quick. Each recipe can be doubled or more if needed.

Easy grouper on a bed of collard greens

Steamed Collard Greens

1 large bunch collard greens, rinsed and patted dry
1 Tbsp. Canola oil
1 clove garlic, minced or finely chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup water
1/2 lime one wedge cut out for garnish
2 splashes Liquid Smoke
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. grated Parmesan

1. Remove center stalk from collard greens, roll up (like a cigar) and cut into 1/2″ thick strips. Set aside.

2. Heat a medium skillet and canola oil of medium heat. Add garlic and onion and saute until onion becomes translucent. Add water, juice from the lime, and Liquid Smoke. Add collard greens and stir. Reduce heat to medium low and cover to steam for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from heat, stir in pepper and Parmesan. Serve.

Lime-Butter Grouper

2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Juice of 1/2 lime (can use other half from Collard Greens Recipe)
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 grouper filet
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. paprika
2 Tbsp. Panko bread crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine melted butter and lime juice in a small bowl. Brush a coating of the mixture on a piece of foil placed on the broiler pan.

2. In a small bowl, mix together garlic salt, parsley, paprika, curry powder, and pepper. Brush each side of the fish and sprinkle with spice mixture.

3. Bake filets for 10 minutes, flipping half way through.

4. Turn on the broiler. Brush one side of the filet with lime butter, spread evenly with mayonnaise, and sprinkle with half of the paprika and half of the bread crumbs. Broil for 1-1/2 – 2 minutes. Flip the fish and repeat with other side. Serve immediately or over greens.


2 Responses to “Grouper ‘n Greens”

  1. This is lovely! I’ll have to try the grouper soon.

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