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Best Grouper To Eat

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Maria Johnson
• Sunday, 06 December, 2020
• 7 min read

One of my coworkers asked me what I think the best tasting fish in the world is recently and I had to think about it for a minute, then realized I’m pretty torn on my top 5 but can at least narrow down my favorites to only a handful. After that I started bouncing around the web a little and noticed that there’s not a single good rankings of the best tasting fish in the world, so I figured I’d toss together a quick list of the best tasting fish around.

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I grew up with a boat in Florida and spent several days a week on the water. So no, I’m not qualified to write the definitive rankings for ‘the best tasting fish in the world’ but my list is better than yours, so suck it.

We used to catch these in the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina when I was a kid and would cook them camping. The flat body lends it perfectly too cooking, just prepare it with a little lemon butter and/or fry it up and you’re in business.

Caught from the Chesapeake Bay on down to the Florida Keys and all throughout the Caribbean, it’s one of my all-time favorites. People salivate over swordfish like it’s a gift from the gods, but sometimes it’s really not all that tasty.

I think what people tend to forget is the fish you’re ordering in a restaurant has been vetted, it’s not some bottom feeding specimen you pulled in on your buddy’s Boston Whaler, this is a restaurant-caliber fish and holy shit is Cod delicious. 19) Speckled Sea Trout: For a while these fish were hard to come by in parts of Florida.

Due to a combination of random cold fronts and a few brutal hurricanes the speckled sea trout fishery was decimated. You can pretty much catch them on any grass flat across Florida or throughout the Gulf of Mexico, and they’ll strike anything that’s shiny and moves.

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18) Chilean Sea Bass: Fun fact, the Chilean Sea Bass has forever been known as the ‘Patagonian Tooth fish’, but apparently that name wasn’t very marketable and the fish didn’t sell much worldwide. As I’ve stated before the best fish is whatever’s freshest, and if you can get fresh salmon (Pacific Northwest on up) it’s tasty as hell.

If you’re deeply into salmon it’s simply because you haven’t tasted enough other fish yet to know what you actually like. Actual yellowtail caught from the cool waters of California is fucking delicious, and it’s also a fish that fights like hell so if you catch it yourself it tastes even better because you feel like you’ve truly earned that fish.

15) Catfish: Blackened or fried, this is one of the best tasting fish worldwide BUT ONLY when it’s prepared by someone who knows how to season and cook it properly. 14) Blue Marlin: I didn’t want to include this on my list only because I don’t actively support the killing of billfish.

I have however eaten fresh blue marlin after one (of 3) we caught out of Los Stenos Marina in Costa Rica died after a 90-minute fight. The mates filleted it there and it was probably top 3 pieces of fish I’ve ever eaten in my life.

It would be lower on the list if there were more blue marlin in the ocean, but they really shouldn’t be taken (and subsequently eaten) unless the fish died in battle. I discovered Halibut way too late in life and I’ve been making up for lost time in the past few years.

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The last Dover Sole I had been at Carbone here in NYC (in Greenwich Village), and it was so expertly prepared that I found myself eating every last morsel of the fish skin, which is something I never do. Eat it raw, sear it, thinly slice it and cover it with a little soy sauce and this is one of the most exquisite tasting fishes in the world.

You might know this fish as ‘Ono’ depending on where you live in the world, that’s what the Hawaiians refer to it as. If I were on death row and could request my final meal it’d be fried whole Dogfish Snapper (probably prepared by S.A.L.T.

The Dogfish is amongst the most iconic fish in the state of Florida, and one of the most sought after in the world. It’s a fish that’s been exploited by commercial fisherman and at one point it was on the verge of a complete species collapse.

Well, it’s rebounding (slowly), and I’ve become more open to eating the most exquisite fish in the ocean. Not too long ago I had a piece of Blue fin Tuna sushi at Sushi Nakamura in NYC’s West Village (the same Nakamura from Miro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix), and I swear to God I didn’t want to chew because the tuna in my mouth was so good I was worried I’d never taste anything that delicious again for the rest of my life.

Honorable Mentions: Cobra, Pompano, Blackish, Mullet, and Bluefish. Read on and learn from our list of our favorite trusted food blogs, recipe collections, and cooking videos.

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Image source: homeandplate.this flaky grouper recipe with lemon and herbs turns each meal into a magical moment. Sprinkle a mix of dried fennel seed, basil, red pepper, garlic, and parsley.

Big chunks of juicy fillets of grilled fish, slightly charred on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside, enhance by onion rings, zesty tangerine, and saline olives, absolutely make a festive lunch or dinner. You’ll love this for three reasons: It only takes 10 minutes to prepare, it’s a complete meal, and of course, it’s a flavorful and hearty family feast.

Tweak : Either you serve it with rice and side salad tonight, or slice it for fish tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and your fave dressing or sauce for the next day. Image source: Louisiana cooking.combat most foodies love about this grouper dish is the fillet’s light, mild flavor.

Image source: Corcoran Street KitchenAside from the joy every angler feels whenever catching grouper, this savory, lean and flaky white fish also satisfies everyone’s cravings. Bursting with flavors and variety of texture, this broiled grouper recipe is best served with some grilled vegetables or some fresh salads for a totally healthy meal.

Note: Be mindful to only broil the fish under the hot broiler for just a few minutes so that it remains crispy on top and perfectly tender and moist on the inside. Grouper fillets tend to be meatier than typical whitefish like tilapia, so they are flakier, moister, and overall a real treat.

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Well, you can always make a “DIY” romantic date with him or her in just a snap of a finger without overspending with this grouper over spinach meal. Smoked paprika and Italian seasoning make this a simply delicious take on sautéed fish.

You may likewise add some white wine to the pan along with the olive oil and butter for a flavorful sauce. Image source: Mike’s TableEvery meal is extra special whenever the family sits together to enjoy a yummy and nurturing platter.

This unique grouper dish though quick and easy promises a flavorful and enticing dining experience. Image source: Adventurous Kate.Comte grouper family is perhaps the most popular saltwater food fish in the United States and even in some parts of the world.

The Florida coast is teeming with all kinds of wonderfully tasty fish you can enjoy in endless ways both at home and in restaurants. Whether you want to take a boat out into the open waters and cast a line into the deep blue yourself or you prefer to pull up a chair and order your catch of the day from a local seafood restaurant, here are the four best Gulf Coast fish to eat fresh in Florida.

This type of fish has a very mild flavor (somewhere in between sea bass and halibut) with a light, sweet taste and large, chunky flakes, almost like lobster or crab. But you’ll also find it served in fillets which are baked, grilled or broiled with a flavor-bursting medley of garlic, butter, olive oil and key lime juice.

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If you prefer your fish to be filleted, Snapper is amazing when marinated in the same citrus-garlic-cilantro mix mentioned above and quickly sautéed in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil before being served with light, fluffy rice and fresh seasonal veggies. The most common way to cooks nook is to carefully fillet the fish then cover it in a light marinade or dry rub.

In Santa Rosa Beach, Buddy’s Seafood Market always has a fresh supply of Mali, grouper and other in-season fish. During the week she knuckles down and gets the job done, but on the weekend she spends her time soaking up the sunshine on the little volcanic island she calls home.

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