Grilled Grouper with Orange and Olives

A grilled masterpiece for healthy eating in the sweltering summer heat. Savor the season with easy Grilled Grouper, Grilled Oranges, Red Onions and Olives, served with a cool glass of white wine!

Grilled Grouper with Grilled Oranges Onions and Olives #italy #grilled #fish

Big juicy fillets of grilled fish are one of my absolute favorite things to serve in the summer.

A tender piece of grilled grouper, slightly charred on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside, a fresh cool salad, and a nice glass of wine are all it takes to make any summer evening feel like an occasion.

This simple mediterranean dish is both rustic and elegant, with its sweet citrus notes, briny olives, and punch of onion.

It’s a dish I can whip out in minutes and still feel like I’m serving something special.

All summer meals should be so accommodating.

Easy Grilled Grouper with Grilled Oranges Onions and Olives #italy #grilled #fish

The thing to remember about any grilled fish recipe is that undercooked fish tastes way better than over cooked fish.

Grilled fish is best when it’s just barely cooked through. Over cooking your fish results in a dry, less than desirable, meal. A complete waste of good fish in my opinion.

Try grilling the grouper for just 3-4 minutes per side. Check to make sure the edges of the grilled grouper are flaky, but the thickest part still seems soft.

Then allow it to rest under foil for at least 3-5 minutes so the fish can slowly finish cooking, off the heat.

Once the oranges and onions are charred a little bit, serve them with the grouper and a liberal sprinkling of olives.

This is a feast fit for your most lavish summer party… Yet easy enough to pull off in the next 15 minutes.

Not a bad combination! Why not try it tonight with shaved fennel salad and a cool glass of sparkling white sangria.


Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Grilled Grouper with Oranges and Olives


  • 2 pounds whole grouper fillet
  • 1 large red onions, sliced
  • 4 oranges, zested and sliced
  • 2 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup small briny olives
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the grill to high heat. Pat the grouper fillet dry then drizzle with olives oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt and pepper. Then zest 1-2 oranges over the top of the grouper. Gently rub the grouper on both sides to distribute the orange zest, garlic and seasoning.
  2. Slice the oranges and onions. Grill the grouper for about 4 minutes per side, carefully flipping with two spatulas, so the fillet doesn't break. Tent with foil, then grill the oranges and onions for 1 minute per side.
  3. Place the grouper on a platter with the grilled onions, oranges and olives. Serve warm.

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19 Responses to “Grilled Grouper with Orange and Olives”

  1. #
    Annie @ ciaochowbambina — June 13, 2014 @ 6:09 am

    That looks so summery and delicious! I love the colors and I imagine the fish is very tender. Thank you for sharing!


  2. #
    Maria — June 13, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    Such a pretty dish!


  3. #
    Tieghan — June 13, 2014 @ 6:42 am

    So pretty and I love it paired with the olives. Dinner tomorrow for sure!


  4. #
    Aimee @ Simple Bites — June 13, 2014 @ 7:01 am

    My kind of summer supper, Sommer. We love our fish around here and these flavours are calling to me!


  5. #
    marla — June 13, 2014 @ 7:08 am

    Love this recipe Sommer!!


  6. #
    Heather Christo — June 13, 2014 @ 7:28 am

    this is stunning and it is making me crave a big slab of grilled fish for dinner- beautiful job Sommer!


  7. #
    Jenny Flake — June 13, 2014 @ 7:34 am

    Oooo, I want this for dinner!! Mmm!


  8. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — June 13, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Love the grill and the perfect meal for it!


  9. #
    Sammi @Sammi Sunshine — June 13, 2014 @ 11:21 am

    I just think its so cool that you grill everything except the olives!


  10. #
    Shaina — June 13, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    This fish is just gorgeous. Love those grilled oranges, too.


  11. #
    Meredith — June 13, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    So gorgeous and nothing beats fish on the grill!


  12. #
    Gaby — June 13, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious, great flavors!


  13. #
    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — June 14, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    I love the flavor combo. Looks super yummy!


  14. #
    Samina | The Cupcake Confession — June 14, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

    I’m lovinggggg the look of this dish! It looks incredibly moist and all I want to do is dig my fork into it! Loving the grilled oranges and the olives! <3


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    zerrin — June 15, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    A perfect summer dish! Never had grilled oranges as a side, sounds so tempting! And a cool glass of wine would definitely be a perfect match! YUM!


  16. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — June 16, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

    This is one of the prettiest fish dishes I’ve ever seen. The flavors sound awesome!


  17. #
    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — June 20, 2014 @ 6:15 am

    A perfect light summer meal!


  18. #
    Tracy T — August 29, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    This looks easy AND incredibly tasty! Win, win!! Pinned! :-)



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