The red grouper has a body with a standard length which is 2.6 to 3 times as long as it is deep. The properly is subangular with the serrations at its angle being slightly enlarged and the upper edge of the gill cover is straight.
The They are dark reddish brown on the upper part of the head and body, shading to paler pink on the underparts, they are marked with lighter spots and blotches across their body and there are darker margins to the fins. This species has a maximum published total length of 125 centimeters (49 in), although they a more commonly found at lengths around 50 centimeters (20 in), and a maximum published weight of 23 kilograms (51 lb).
The redgrouper's typical range is coastal areas in the western Atlantic, stretching from southern Brazil to North Carolina in the US and including the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda. The red grouper is a reversal, largely sedentary species which has an extended (~40 day) pelagic larval stage before it settles in shallow coastal hard bottom habitat as juveniles.
While primarily eating benthic invertebrates, the red grouper is an opportunistic feeder in the reef community. The diet commonly includes mantid and portend crabs, juvenile spiny lobster, and snapping shrimp, with the occasional fish.
The red grouper is of moderate size, about 125 cm and weighs 23 kg or more. When aggravated (they are highly territorial) or involved in spawning activities, these fish can very rapidly change coloration patterns, with the head or other parts of the body turning completely white, and the white spots appearing more intense.
Red grouper (Epimetheus Mario) on an excavated site on Pulley Ridges on the West Florida Shelf Red grouper actively excavate pits in the seafloor. They start digging in the sediment from the time they settle out of the plankton and continue throughout their lifetime.
They use their caudal fin and their mouths to remove debris and sediment from rocks, creating exposed surfaces on which sessile organisms actively settle (e.g., sponges, soft corals, algae). The exposure of structure also attracts a myriad of other species, including mobile invertebrates and a remarkable diversity of other fishes, from bodies and butterfly fish to grunts and snapper.
The lionfish Steroid Holsteins started invading red grouper habitat by 2008, from Florida Bay to the Florida Keys and offshore to Pulley Ridge, a despotic coral reef on the West Florida Shelf west of the Dry Tortugas. Known for being extremely capable predators on small reef fish, scientists are very interested in determining the extent to which their invasion changes the functional dynamics of associated communities.
“Helming parasites of Epimetheus Mario (Pisces: Serranidae) of the Yucatán Peninsula, southeastern Mexico” (PDF). ^ Scholar, W. N.; Cricket, R. & van der Loan, R.
I got this really fresh red grouper from Chinatown wet market. Do take note that the price for Regrouped and Greasy Grouper (Grayish color) is different.
Regrouped price may vary depends on season. This recipe won't look any special, but if you've got really fresh fish from the market and wanted to consume it on the same day, this is the best and simple way to cook your fish.
It is ordinary steamed fish with soy sauce and shallot oil. We called it canto style, which means we just steam it without adding much condiment in there.
For garnishing 1 sprig spring Onion, cut diagonally in 2 inch length 3 slices of ginger, julienne some coriander (Optional) some julienne chilies (Optional) Method Clean fish, pat dry.
Rub 1 tsp salt at each side of the fish. On a steaming dish, place the 6-inch length spring onion, followed by 3 slices of ginger.
Remove fish from the steamer, pour away the steaming liquid. So, rub some salt on it would get rid of fishy smell, and gives better flavor.
The amount of soda sauce won't give enough saltiness to the dish in overall. Adding spring onion and ginger underneath is to provide ventilation to the underside of the fish and also gives better flavor to the dish in overall.
When I put ginger and spring onion underneath, when I pour the sauce over, the sauce also hiding underneath. This method is widely used by chefs at Chinese restaurant.
Separated the fish and the sauce, but steam them together. Because fresh cod fish has it's inexplicable sweetness, even the excessive liquid gives you wonderful flavor.
You have to ensure rock sugar is finely crushed before using. But of course, if you go around and ask fellow Chinese chefs, they will tell you rock sugar really taste different with the fish.
You won't want to achieve chewy and hard fish flesh. If your fish is cold (just out of the fridge), add another minute for steaming.
So, oops, it's late, gotta go, grab my little girl, get her dressed and brushed, and off we go down the busy Hong Kong streets to the local wet market to see what the catch of the day is. The thing about wet markets is that they close pretty early, around 7 parish, or even earlier if they sell out their wares for the day (more likely of the fresh seafood vendors).
We arrived at the wet market to discover most of the fresh seafood vendors closed already. Just then the owner of the shop, a talkative luxuriantly mustachioed man, passed by carrying in some styrofoam boxes.
A quick recognizing glance at us (, or regular customers still carries a lot of weight at places like the wet market) and he grunted out a price which was ridiculously super low for super-duper fresh group. We usually don't buy group which is prized by the Cantonese for steaming because of its delicate tender yet firm white flesh because it is quite pricey.
But that night we had, by quirk of my lateness, a veritable seafood feast at home with this amazingly big, tasty and tender freshly Steamed Group Fish! And if you can somehow buy nook and crook get there just before the vendors close up for the night you will be able to get some killer deals.
I like going to the wet market for the super deals when we can get them and also just as much because it feels like such a human, living place. My little girl has received everything from Chinese New Year's candies to tummy ache medicine from the gruff but kind shop owners there.
Take your 7 quarter sized slices of ginger and tuck 2 or 3 into the gut cavity and place the rest all over the top of your fish. When water is boiling, carefully put your fish (on plate) in the bamboo steamer or in the wok on top of stainless steel stand×.
To check if the fish is cooked look for eyes popping out and the side fins to be raised. If fishy or bitter discard. In small pan, add 1 tbsp reserved fish juice (if any), chicken stock, soy sauce and sugar and stir vigorously over low heat until sugar melted and sauce is slightly reduced.
Sprinkle slivered ginger first, then the shredded spring onion over the fish evenly. The oil will slightly cook the spring onions and ginger, releasing their fragrant aromas to complement the steamed fish.
The only difference for this preparation will be the large size of this particular group fish (approx 13-14 inches long). *If your bamboo steamer doesn't fit your fish, use a stainless steel stand (available at all Chinese kitchenware stores) inside your wok with 2-3 inches of water, laying out the fish on a dish that goes on top of the stand.
Photo by #BullbusterAmbassador Big Bully Outdoors of some nice grouper caught on Bull buster Braid ! Regrouped are plentiful on shallow reefs on both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
As always “DearMeatForDinner” puts together a great production on how to fillet a fish. One of the key things to take not of is how he removes the groupers cheeks.
* Also remember the sharper your knife the easier it is going to be filleted your fish. This is one of the best meats inside a grouper, so we decided to share this recipe with you first.
How To Make Thai Style Regrouped : This is a great recipe posted by “LearnToCook”. Red pepper1 tsp minced fresh ginger1 clove garlic minced scallion cut on a bias tsp Thai red curry paste mixed with1-2 Tbsp.
Coconut milk1-2 leaves Thai or regular basil1 tsp Tamarind paste (optional) Place stick-cut carrot and celery on bottom half of foil.
Pour 1 T coconut milk/curry paste mixture over fish and add minced ginger and garlic.4. Fold over edges of foil to from package, starting with the top of the ‘heart’ to create an airtight seal.
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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.
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.
Grouper is part of the sea bass family -- or the Serranidaes -- and possesses a mild flavor similar to halibut. Available types of the fish include red grouper, black grouper, gag, snowy, Nassau and Goliath, which can be harvested year-round.