Grouper Parmesan over Pasta with Vegetables & Tomato Sauce
Take 2-6oz portions of Grouper and lightly season both sides. Dredge the top of the Grouper only in Flour, then egg wash, then parmesan cheese and press fish into the cheese
Place Oil and/or Butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sear the parmesan side for about 2 minutes until golden brown, then flip to other side for 2 minutes. Place in a 400-degree oven for 5-8 minutes to finish cooking. Toss your favorite cooked pasta in your favorite tomato sauce. Cook off and season your favorite vegetables in melted butter over medium heat.
When plating, place the pasta on plate first, then the cooked grouper half on the pasta and half off. Garnish with Cooked Vegetables. Place a line of tomato sauce and parmesan cheese over the grouper and serve.
8 ounces grouper (2 fillets) Or swap another firm white fish (such as halibut) Pinch salt, pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
Pat grouper fillets dry. Sprinkle them on both sides with salt and pepper.
Prepare a heavy pan with the olive oil and 1 TB butter. Heat on medium-high until butter is melted but not browned, then turn the heat down to medium.
Place the fillets in the pan and cook about 3-4 minutes. Don’t touch the fillets until they’re ready to flip.
Use a thin metal spatula to test the fish. If you can slide the spatula under the fish without the fish sticking to the pan, it’s ready to flip. If the fillets won’t release, give them another 30 seconds. They’ll release when they’ve finished cooking.
After flipping, divide the remaining 1 TB butter over both fillets.
Cook fish another 3-4 minutes until done. Fish will be golden on both the top and bottom and opaque all the way through when finished cooking.
Student Chef Dante Passeri from the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach shows Bob how to prepare Broiled Grouper and Rice Pilaf.
Broiled Grouper and Rice Pilaf
4 Local Grouper Fillets
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup butter, melted
Salt and pepper
Procedure: Fill medium sized pot with water, squeeze 1/2 a lemon, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then add fish until flaky and white. While the fish are being poached, melt butter, add minced garlic, other half of lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Remove fish from water, place them on a sheet pan. Brush the filets with the butter mixture, shake paprika, salt, & pepper on each, and broil on high until lightly browned. Remove from broiler and let rest for one minute. Serve with Rice Pilaf or your favorite side.
1/2 cup butter
2 carrots, medium diced
2 celery, medium diced
1 onion, medium diced
1 cup orzo
1 cup rice
1 1/2 cups chicken stock, or as needed
Salt and pepper
Procedure: In medium pot, melt butter and add vegetables. Sauté until onions are translucent. Add orzo and cook until golden brown, stirring frequently. Pour in chicken stock and rice, cover and cook on low until reduced and fully cooked. (You may have to add more stock in order for it to fully cook.) Serve with Broiled Grouper or as desired.
There’s nothing like a little braised grouper melting in your mouth. This easy and delicious recipe comes from Chef David Pell at Coast Bar and Grill.
Serves four people as an entrée.
1 cup South Carolina stone ground grits
1 qt water
¼ cup half and half
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped (save the grease)
¾ cup parmesan cheese
¾ cup shredded mozzarella
Salt and pepper
Bring the water and half and half to a boil. Whisk in the grits and bring back to a boil while stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to an extremely low simmer and stir frequently until they are cooked completely. Whisk in the cheese, bacon, and bacon fat and stir until it is melted completely. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm until you are ready to serve it.
4 Seven ounce portions of grouper, with the skin removed
One cup court bouillon (1/2 cup chicken stock, ¼ cup white wine, ¼ cup water)
½ cup diced South Carolina tomatoes with no seeds
½ cup sliced shitake mushrooms
1 T chopped chives
1 T chopped tarragon
2 sticks butter in cubes
1 T lemon juice
2 oz truffle oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. In a large sauté pan, heat 1 T olive oil over high heat. Season the tilefish with salt and white pepper. Sear the presentation side of the fish until it is light brown. Turn the fish over in the pan and add the chopped tomatoes and shitake mushrooms. Deglaze the pan with the court bouillon and shake the pan lightly to make sure that fish is not sticking. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. In large bowls, place the grits. Drizzle a little truffle oil on top of each pile of grits. Place one piece of tilefish on each pile of grits. Return the pan to the heat and bring the liquid back to a boil. Add the fresh herbs and reduce the liquid until you have about a quarter cup remaining. Reduce the heat to low and gradually whisk in the cold butter to form an emulsification. Once the butter is incorporated and the sauce is thick, season with salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice to lighten things up a little bit. Divide the sauce evenly over the four pieces of fish and serve immediately.