Grilled Grouper with Orange and Olives
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A grilled masterpiece for healthy eating in every season. Savor the season with easy Grilled Grouper, Grilled Oranges, Red Onions, and Olives, served with a cool glass of white wine!
Grilled Grouper – A Showstopper on the Table
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. However, if you are willing to grill year-round, this recipe makes a fabulous addition to your holiday line up!
Grouper Recipe Tips
The thing to remember about any grilled fish recipe is that undercooked fish tastes way better than overcooked fish.
Grilled fish is best when it’s just barely cooked through. Overcooking your fish results in a dry, less-than-desirable, meal. A complete waste of good fish in my opinion.
Try grilling the fresh 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.
Make sure to clean the grill grates. Consider brushing them with oil, so the fish pulls away from the grill easily. You can also use a wire fish basket to make handling the fish easier.
Then allow it to rest under aluminum 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.
What Other Types of Fish Can Be Grilled Like This?
Grouper is a great option, but so is halibut, cod, sea bass, or any other firm white fish.
What Side Dishes Go Well With This Recipe?
What Else Can Be Added To The Recipe?
The grouper’s mild flavor is well balanced with oranges and olives, no other ingredients are needed. However, if you want to mix things up, consider adding in another citrus like fresh lemon and lime slices (or lime juice squeezed over the top), melted butter, cayenne pepper instead black pepper, fresh chopped parsley, sliced shallots, thyme, garlic powder, or paprika.
Grilled Grouper with Oranges and Olives
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the grouper on a platter with the grilled onions, oranges and olives. Serve warm.
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