Our 25+ BEST Grouper Recipes

If you’re trying to eat more fish and have discovered how delicious grouper is, you’re going to be delighted with this extensive list of grouper recipes.

Nearly every diet out there encourages people to eat more fish, and grouper is an underappreciated fish. Whether it’s the Mediterranean Diet, keto diet, paleo diet, or Weight Watchers, you can find grouper recipes that will work well with your healthy eating plan. Grouper is also great for making fish sticks.

Grouper is a delicious flaky white fish and this fish is extremely versatile.

Grouper, a versatile and delicious fish, offers a variety of culinary possibilities for those looking to expand their seafood repertoire. With its firm flesh and mild flavor, it lends itself well to a wide array of dishes and cooking techniques. The following grouper recipes will show you how to create mouth-watering dishes that highlight the unique characteristics of this delicious fish.

When it comes to selecting the perfect grouper recipe, consider the seasonings and cooking methods that best complement the fish’s natural flavors. Whether you’re in the mood for a simple weeknight meal or a decadent gourmet dish, you’re sure to find a grouper recipe that suits your palate and showcases the fish’s wonderful taste and texture.

In these grouper recipes, you’ll discover the versatility of this amazing fish as it takes center stage in various culinary preparations such as grilling, baking, and even pan-searing. No matter which method you choose, you’ll find that grouper’s tender white meat shines through, making it a perfect choice for both seafood enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Also a firm white fish and a healthy fish, a good grouper fish recipe can really help you serve an impressive dinner to both family and guests.

The best grouper recipe (and all fish recipes or seafood recipes) has just a few ingredients and instructions that are easy to follow.

Are you ready for some excellent grouper recipes? Let’s explore some delicious fish recipes.

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1. Pecan Crusted Grouper Recipe

For a wonderfully flaky grouper main dish, you can use crushed toasted pecans to make the perfect crust.

The secret to getting this fish recipe perfect is to quickly fry the fish in a skillet before baking it in the oven.

You need eggs and dry bread crumbs to batter the fish.

Other ingredients in this fish recipe are black pepper, sea salt, fresh lemon juice, and Italian parsley.

Source: growwithdoctorjo.com

2. Bacon Lobster Stuffed Grouper

Did someone say bacon? Oh, yeah!

This recipe features lobster as the star of the show, but the grouper and crispy bacon deserve awards for Best Supporting Actors.

Other ingredients are parmesan cheese, white cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning, melted butter, and roasted red peppers.

Source: girlandthekitchen.com

3. Pan Fried Grouper Served with Red Pepper Sauce

While this recipe is originally made with other types of fish, you can easily substitute grouper for a delicious main dish entree.

For the red pepper sauce, you need garlic cloves, sliced shallot, sliced red pepper, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, and salt.

Source: thesixfiguredish.com

4. Blackened Grouper

We love easy recipes, and when you browse recipes on this list, you will find plenty of simple grouper recipes, including grilled grouper.

You can use store-bought blackened seasoning or make one from scratch in your kitchen.

If you have leftover blackened grouper, it makes excellent fish tacos. You can use this recipe to make blackened salmon fillet, too.

Source: clubfoody.com

5. Tapenade with Mediterranean Fish

You can use a delicious tapenade with all types of meat, including chicken and fish.

Tapenade is made with herbs de Provence, fresh basil, chopped black olives, capers, fresh chives, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and garlic.

You can make this fish recipe with grilled grouper or baked grouper.

Source: aggieskitchen.com

6. Grouper Piccata Recipe

Chicken piccata is one of our favorite chicken recipes to serve as a main dish, but you can also make this recipe with most types of fresh fish or seafood, including fresh grouper, red grouper, grilled shrimp, salmon, or tuna.

For this grouper recipe, you need two grouper fillets, garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, whole wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, white wine, butter, fresh lemon juice, capers, broccoli rabe, garlic cloves, and a dash of red pepper flakes.

This recipe also works well with a salmon fillet.

Source: inspirationalmomma.com

7. Grouper Reuben

Traditionally, a Reuben sandwich is made with corned beef, but we love the idea of this Reuben made with grilled grouper.

The sauce for this sandwich is made with mayonnaise, green onions (scallions), red onion, sweet pickle relish, ketchup, horseradish, sea salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.

Serve your Reuben sandwich on rye bread.

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8. Spaghetti with Scampi, Fish, and Clam Sauce

Anytime we can pair pasta with seafood, it’s going to be an excellent meal.

This recipe calls for clams, but we want you to add in some shrimp and grouper for a superb entree and dining experience.

Other ingredients include panko bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, garlic, dry white wine, and chives.

You can use linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti for the pasta.

Source: myrecipes.com

9. Seared Grouper with Brown Butter Balsamic Sauce Recipe

Pan-seared grouper is one of the easiest ways to cook grouper.

Place fish in the pan with the top side down and sear it until it’s nicely golden brown. Then, transfer the skillet to an oven-safe dish.

When your grouper is finished cooking, drizzle it with the glaze that’s made with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, butter, and fresh lemon juice (or lime juice).

Source: muybuenocookbook.com

10. Lemon Butter Grouper Tacos

We are all about beer battered fish tacos, and fish tacos are one of our favorites.

For these fish tacos, you can use any type of flaky white fish.

Other ingredients are butter, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh lemon juice.

Serve these fish tacos with the creamy chipotle sauce that’s included in the recipe.

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11. Bahamian Boiled Fish

Boiled fish is a popular traditional dish in the Bahamas, but the history of boiled fish came to the New World via the British.

To make this delicious fish recipe, you’re going to poach your grouper fillet in a broth that’s made with thyme and fresh lemon juice.

Other ingredients are onion, celery, garlic, butter, sea salt, whole cloves, and a goat pepper (or another type of hot pepper).

Source: sassycooking.com

12. Pan Seared Grouper With Butter Lemon Sauce

If you have 15 minutes, you can prepare this easy pan-seared grouper recipe.

For this delicious recipe, you need baby arugula, avocado, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, dry white wine, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, feta cheese, and fresh thyme sprigs.

If you have a cast-iron skillet, be sure to use it to sear this fish.

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13. Popcorn Grouper Nuggets Recipe

Are you trying to get your picky eaters to eat more fish? If so, go with these yummy fish nuggets.

These grouper nuggets are bite-sized pieces of crispy grouper. You can even serve them with French fries, ketchup, or their favorite dipping sauce.

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers of your grouper nuggets, you can reheat them in the air fryer so that they’re nice and crispy.

Source: suwanneerrose.com

14. Grouper Fritters

We are all about fritters, and this recipe for grouper fritters comes with instructions for making a creamy spicy sauce.

For the fritters, you need a good seafood spice seasoning mix, shredded carrots, lime juice, and minced onion.

To make the sauce, use mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.

Source: recipetineats.com

15. Fish Chowder

A steaming bowl of soup or stew is always welcome on a cold day, and you can make this fish chowder and serve it with crusty bread and a green salad for a full meal.

Ingredients in this hearty chowder include dry white wine, garlic, onion, potatoes, corn, and peas.

Source: champagne-tastes.com

16. Pan-Seared Grouper with Capers Recipe

For this fish recipe, your grouper is seared in olive oil and butter before it’s served in a delicious caper and lemon pan sauce.

You can use any firm white fish for this recipe, but it’s especially delicious with grouper.

Use fresh herbs to make this seared grouper, including fresh chives, rosemary, or oregano.

Source: omgfood.com

17. Psari Plaki

A traditional Greek dish, Psari Plaki is a great recipe to add to your collection of international recipes.

This baked fish recipe is made with onion, tomato, leeks, garlic, Greek oregano, fresh parsley, and olive oil.

Serve your finished dish with rice or some crusty bread.

Source: thefoodcharlatan.com

18. Fish Lettuce Wraps

If you’re watching fat and calories, fish lettuce wraps can be a great alternative to a fish taco or fish sandwich.

For this recipe, you can use frozen fish sticks or fish fillets, so it makes it super easy to pull together a healthy meal.

The Thai peanut sauce is made with coconut milk, fresh ginger, and brown sugar.

Source: chefjsfinefood.com

19. Mediterranean Grouper with Olives and Tomatoes

You can always count on a delicious Mediterranean flavor when you use olives and garlic, so we fell in love with this amazing recipe.

The ingredients include cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh dill, lemon juice, oregano, sweet paprika, basil, black pepper, sun dried tomato pesto, and black pepper.

Serve this fish with a side of veggies for a true Mediterranean dish.

Source: allrecipes.com

20. Oven Baked Parmesan Grouper

When cooking fish, it’s all about timing. You want your fish to be fully cooked, but you don’t want to overcook baked fish.

This grouper recipe has a sauce that is so deliciously creamy.

The sauce is made with butter, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and a dash of hot sauce.

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21. Lime Butter Grilled Grouper

When grouper is grilled and topped with a buttery lime juice and butter mixture, you know you have a winning dish.

You need just a few ingredients to make this grilled grouper: olive oil, butter, fresh lime juice, and fresh parsley.

Serve this grilled grouper with mashed potatoes, over pasta, or with rice.

Source: feastingathome.com

22. Moqueca

Do you want to try an exotic fish stew? This Brazilian moqueca is the stuff of dreams!

The sauce for this stew is made by simmering your grouper in tomatoes, coconut milk, onions, tomato paste, chicken stock, lime juice, and chiles.

Other ingredients include veggies such as red bell pepper, onion, and carrots.

Source: gritsandpinecones.com

23. Mango Salsa Served Over Pan Seared Grouper

Mango salsa is also excellent over any type of grilled fish and that includes grouper.

To make mango salsa, you need ripe mangoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, finely diced jalapeno pepper, shallot, garlic, Italian parsley, crushed pineapple, lime juice, and black pepper.

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24. Ceviche

Traditional ceviche is fish and seafood that is marinated in fresh citrus juice and mixed with various fruits and vegetables.

For this ceviche recipe, you need orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, chopped jalapeno, lime dest, black pepper, and diced avocado.

You can serve your ceviche with tostadas, tortillas, or tortilla chips.

Source: acadianatable.com

25. Grouper Sandwich

Ditch the greasy hamburgers and go for a healthy fish sandwich.

This grouper sandwich recipe is perfect for when you want a quick and easy meal to serve to a crew of hungry folks.

For this exquisite recipe, you need to make a creamy Creole remoulade sauce that calls for smoked paprika, horseradish, capers, garlic, celery, pickle relish, and more.

Do you want step-by-step instructions on how to cook a grouper fillet recipe with excellent flavor? If you’re searching for “recipe grouper fish,” a good place to start is with a video that shows you a recipe for grilled grouper or baking grouper recipes. Check out this video below that has one of the most delicious baked grouper recipes that is full of delicious flavor.

Our 25+ BEST Grouper Recipes (+Blackened Grouper)

These options are sure to be a hit. So, gather your family and friends and enjoy. Let us know your thoughts!
5 from 7 votes
Total Time 34 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 pound grouper
  • 2 Tablespoons blackened seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • Squeeze the lime juice over the grouper and dry.
  • Season the fish with the seasoning on both sides.
  • Cook the grouper in a pan with the olive oil on both sides until done.


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Calories: 275kcal
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