The week kicks off with an epic Grouper Food Truck Rally. Don't miss this fabulous event with music, brews and mouthwatering grouper -inspired dishes.
Savor the groovy grouper vibe best when it's served fresh at local restaurants throughout St. Or get out on our warm Gulf waters to catch the grouper wave (and your own dinner) on an unforgettable fishing charter.
Instructions: Kosher Salt & Black Pepper, To Taste Mix Together, Season Cilantro Crème Sour Cream Cilantro, Chopped Lime, Juiced Kosher Salt, To Taste Blend Together, Season Carroll Rice, Fennel, English Pea, Asparagus Duet, Hen of the Wood, Truffle Foam Difficulty: Moderate No.
Ingredients & Instructions: Carroll Risotto Fennel, Small Diced Carroll Rice, Blanched White Wine Fish Fume Heavy Cream Kosher Salt & White Pepper, To Taste Sauté Together, Season Black (or Gag) Grouper Fillets ½ to ¾ inch thick ½ c. Pinko Bread crumbs or Rice Flour (Gluten Free) ¼ c. salad oil 4 tsp.
Fresh minced parsley 1/8 tsp kosher salt ½ c. blanched diced tomatoes Instructions: In a kitchen aid mixed soften butter and add each ingredient one at a time until all added.
Divide capers, shiitakes, onions and olives between the four servings of fish. Place a dollop of smoked paprika butter on each piece of fish.
Place the asparagus in a sauté pan with water and blanch for 1-2 minutes, until fork tender. Prepare fillets by patting dry, then slather with room temperature butter, salt and pepper.
Broil on next to the top rack of oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on thickness of fillet. The hollandaise sauce can be a little tricky because it breaks if the heat is too high.
You can substitute the powdered version but why not try your hand at making the real thing? Place stick of butter in small sauce pan and melt on low heat.
Add lemon juice while whisking to create a creamy light yellow and opaque sauce. To assemble place broiled fish on the plate and top with asparagus, then a generous portion of crab meat.
Cook until tender, but make sure not to overcook because the lentils will change color, cool down on a sheet tray. Place zucchini into a hot large sauté pan with 2 oz of butter.
Season grouper with salt and pepper then sear in a hot sauté pan and place in the oven to finish cooking. While the grouper is cooking dice mango and place in bowl with watercress and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Pull grouper out when finished and reheat lentils and zucchini separately with butter and season if needed. Cumin 1 cup dry black beans, soaked overnight 2 tbs.
Instructions: In medium size pot heat diced mango till warmed through then add spiced rum (take off fire, watch for flame ups), let reduce to half and add sugar; let thicken. Add orange juice, ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar.
Let cool 20 minutes, purée smooth then squeeze in lime juice; add salt and pepper to taste. In medium pot sweat yellow onions in sesame oil, add coconut milk, chicken stock, and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
Grouper fillet, skin on 2 TLS Butter ½ Honeydew melon ½ cup Red and yellow tomatoes, medium dice 1 Fresh lemon, juiced 1 TLS Extra virgin olive oil 6 Fresh mint leaves 8 Segments of Florida citrus Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Dash Lemon oil In a small, hot sauté pan, melt the butter and sear the grouper until golden brown, crisping the skin; reserve.
With a slotted spoon, place the tomato and melon relish in the center of a rimmed plate; top with grouper. In medium pot sweat yellow onions in sesame oil, add coconut milk, chicken stock, and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
Of Servings: 2 Preparation Time: 15 Cooking Time: 15 Ingredients: 2 8 oz grouper fillets 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 Tbsp blackening spice 2 Tbsp prepared tartar sauce 1 tsp Jamaican jerk rub 2 brioche burgers buns 1 cup finely sliced romaine lettuce 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced thin Instructions: Melt butter and add blackening spice then mix well.
Toss grouper fillets in seasoned butter to coat evenly. Begin to sear the grouper, reducing the heat and being careful not to darken or burn the seasoning.
Put the pan into a 375-degree oven and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Build sandwiches with sliced lettuce, tomato, grouper and tartar sauce.
Black grouper fillets 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp Bon Appétit Grouper Seasoning (see recipe) ¼ cup diced feta cheese (goat's milk feta preferred) ¼ cup halved grape tomatoes 1 tsp nonpareil capers ½ lemon (finely chopped, peeled and seeds removed) 2 tbsp butter Salt to taste Pepper to taste Add grouper to pan and cook 4-6 minutes until golden brown.
Add remaining ingredients to pan until butter is melted and cheese begins to soften. Serving suggestion: complete the entrée with roasted Yukon gold potatoes and cucumber dill salad.
Turn fish over and cook other side until golden brown and flaky. Lay cucumber slices on bottom halves of buns and top each with 2 grouper medallions.
Grouper, cut into 4 (6-ounce) fillets canola or olive oil for cooking cornstarch for dusting sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 2 lemons, quartered for garnish Carefully add the seasoned grouper fillets to the hot pan.
Blueberry Barbecue Sauce Ingredients: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup onion, minced 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 cups fresh blueberries kosher salt to taste freshly ground pepper to taste Add the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, mustard and Tabasco and bring to a simmer.
Instructions: Julienne all vegetables and set aside Season fishes with salt & pepper wrap and refrigerate In a sauce pot add 1 tbsp butter, garlic and tbsp chopped yellow onions. Add heavy cream and cook on medium heat until reduced by 1/3.
On a medium heated grill, place grouper to cook for 4 minutes and turn over. On a grill-safe pan, cook vegetables with butter and a bit of white wine.
Of Servings: 8 Preparation Time: 30 Cooking Time: 15 Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Cumin 1 Tbsp Fresh ground black pepper 1 Tbsp Grated orange or tangerine peel1/2 Tsp Dried oregano (3) 1/2 Cups Fresh from Florida Orange Juice 4 Tbsp Rum 1 Garlic clove 4 Tsp of olive oil 1/2 Cup orange marmalade 1 Tsp Fresh grated liner 1 Cup small diced sweet red pepper 1 Large navel orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped 1 Cup small diced Bermuda onion 1 Cup cubed avocado 1/2 Cup minced fresh cilantro, divided 1 Tsp chopped seeded jalapeño pepper Instructions: In a small bowl, combine the orange peel, oregano, salt and crushed cumin and peppercorns.
In a large skillet, cook grouper in oil over medium-high heat for 3 minutes until the fish is light caramel colored on one side. Turn fish over, add 3 cups orange juice, rum, garlic and 1 tbsp spice mixture to deg laze the pan.
Cook 3-4 minutes longer or until fork tender and flaky, remove and keep warm. Of Servings: 6 Preparation Time: 60 Cooking Time: 15 Ingredients: Black Truffle Butter 1 Ounce fresh black truffle 1 Tbsp fresh black oil 1 Stick European-style butter, soft Salt, to taste Whiter Pepper, to taste.
Instructions: Make Black Truffle Butter Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Drain and remove the second shell of the lava bean.
Cook for 2 minutes until golden brown on both sides and finish with the smoked Yakima salt. Make Tomato Cont Bring the olive oil to 350 degrees in a large sauce pot over medium-high heat.
Add the whole cherry tomatoes and partly cover with a lid being careful and watching out for oil splashing or popping. Add the olive oil and sear the fish until golden brown; approximately 3 minutes.
Flip the fish and add half the oyster mushrooms and garlic to each pan. Reduce remaining liquid to 1/3 and add lava beans, English peas, sugar snap peas, potatoes, tomatoes, thyme, black truffle butter, and parsley.
Difficulty: ModeratePreparation Time: 35 Ingredients: 2 Lbs Kitty Mitchell Grouper. 3Daughters Brewery Beach Blonde 3 Cups all-purpose flour 3 Large egg yolks 1 Oz.
Water 3 Cups of Vegetable oil 8 Cloves of garlic 2 Oz. In a food processor, combine: egg yolks, lemon juice, pinch of salt, honey and water.
With the machine running, slowly add the garlic cloves and vegetable oil until sauce has consistency of mayonnaise. Of salt and diced ginger to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat Pour pickling liquid over julienne red onions and jalapeños Refrigerate until chilled Season Fillets on both sides with salt & black pepper Dredge in ale batter until completely coated Carefully lower each fillet in to hot fry oil and hold for 10 seconds, then release.
When fillets are floating on top of oil, remove and place on a cooling rack or tray lined with paper towels will do. Layer lettuce, tomato slice, (light sprinkle of salt if desired) Grouper fillet, Aioli, pickled vegetables, then top half of bun.
Instructions: In a sauce pan heat the cream, vinegar and lemon juice Slowly risk the butter in on low heat Season with salt and pepper Instructions: Blanch baby carrots in boiling salted water until al dente Shock in an ice bath When completely cooled cut in half lengthwise When ready to serve heat up a tbsp.
Instructions: Season Grouper Fillets with lime juice, 1 TBSP cilantro, olive oil and salt & pepper. Combine kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, 1/4 cup sour cream, chipotle, 1 TBSP cilantro, chili powder and half the cumin. Combine remaining cumin, sour cream and squeeze of lime separately and set aside. Heat olive oil in non-stick pan. Cover and cook another 4-5 minutes until translucent in the center. Place cheese on the bottom of tortilla, top with grouper, watermelon radish and cumin cream.
Instructions: Dust Grouper with lemon pepper, heat olive oil in non-stick pan. Cover and cook another 4-5 minutes until translucent in the center. Combine creole mustard, mayonnaise, sour cream, capers and onions together and spread rémoulade on both sides of the ciabatta roll. Place Grouper on bottom half of roll and top with shredded lettuce and tomato.
Portion of fresh filleted Grouper. Dipped in an egg wash and flour. Dipped in a coconut breading.Sautéed in Olive Stopped with a fresh mango SALS (red pepper, red onion, mangoes and cilantro)Served with fresh mixed vegetables and wild rice. Portion of fresh filleted Grouper Baked in Garlic buttered salt and pepper for 12 minutes at 425 degreesSauteed fresh Asparagus laid across the tip of the Grouper Drizzled with a homemade Hollandaise Suace3oz.
Shave cucumber on a mandolin thinly so the flesh is almost translucent. Place in a bowl with white vinegar, heavy cream, fresh chopped dill, 1oz.
Refrigerate for one hour. Toast Annette seeds in a small pan over low heat for about two minutes. At time of platting, add toasted coconut to rice reserving a small amount of garnish. Rub grouper with curry paste and season with salt and pepper.
Turn fish gently over and finish for an additional three minutes. In the center of your plate place a generous portion of coconut rice shaped roughly as the piece of grouper is being prepared. With a pair of tongs, place a nest of the cucumber salad on top of the grouper.
Spoon Annette oil around the place circularly. Instructions: Season the grouper and sear then top with breadcrumbs and finish in oven. Make the risotto and sauté the spinach with garlic and shallots, then plate as shown. Contains: gluten and dairy. Risotto is made with chicken broth.
Instructions: Lightly flour grouper fillet.Sauté grouper fillet in two tablespoons of butter until lightly browned on both sides; remove from pan and keep warm. Into sauté pan, add another tablespoon of butter, garlic capers, lemon juice and stock. Simmer gently for 2-3 minutes. Whisk in one tablespoon of butter, add grouper fillet back to sauté pan and heat for another minute. Transfer to dinner plate. )Pour sauce over top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with lemon wedges and sparsely.
Ingredients 1 Grouper FilletMelted Garlic ButterBlackening SeasoningTartar Sauce Recipe:4oz. Instructions: First you will need to get a seasoned skillet hot and set the oven to 400 degrees. Once the skillet is hot, base the non-skin side of the fish with the melted garlic butter and season liberally with blackening seasoning. Place the fillet seasoned side down in the hot skillet for two minutes then flip on to a nonstick baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes. While the fish is finishing in the oven, in a mixing bowl combine all other ingredients until incorporated evenly for a homemade tartar sauce.
Ingredients 1 Grouper FilletMelted Garlic ButterBlackening Seasoning3 Flour TortillasShredded CabbageShredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese1 Sprig Cilantro (minced)3 Limes4oz. Instructions: First you will need to get a seasoned skillet hot and set the oven to 400 degrees. Base the nonskid side of the fish with garlic butter, generously sprinkle with blackening seasoning, and place seasoned side down in a skillet for two minutes then flip on to a nonstick baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
While the fish is in the oven, combine sour cream, minced cilantro, and the juice of 2 whole limes together. Once the shells and the fish are done, carefully slice the Grouper filet into 3 strips. Each she'll get a layer of cabbage and shredded cheddar-jack cheese on it. Add the strip of fish, then each taco gets garnished with mango salsa, the sour cream mixture and a fresh lime wedge. Instructions: For this combination we take a 8oz fillet of Grouper and 5 Grilled shrimp to the grill or flat top. Lightly baste both the shrimp and grouper with garlic butter and sprinkle with your favorite seasoning for an extra flavor explosion. Cook the Grouper for approximately 3 minutes on each side, the shrimp for approximately 2 minutes on each side. Plate with tartar and cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge and serve.
Instructions: For the best tasting Grouper Sandwich you have ever eaten, we start with a 5.5oz filet of Grouper and lightly baste it with garlic butter. We use a red fish blackening season for this application but feel free to use your favorite seafood seasoning. Cook for approximately 2.5 minutes on each side, serve on your favorite sandwich bun with tartar sauce and voilà you’re in for a delectable flavor explosion that is incomparable. Instructions: Take a 6oz filet of Red Gulf Grouper and slice into 3 pieces. Lightly bread with a breading of your choice (Italian breading is preferable). Fry in a pan until golden brown on both sides. Warm three 6” tortilla shells, and fill with shredded cabbage and Colby jack/cheddar cheese blend. Place cooked fish on cheese and top with a pineapple salsa. Finish with a drizzle of cilantro aioli.
Instructions: For the breading, you will need to mix Pinko crumbs with crushed Macadamia nuts. Bread a nice size filet of Grouper with flour and then an egg/milk wash. Place the Grouper filet into your Pinko/Macadamia nut breading and gently push/pat both sides so that the breading coats the fish thoroughly. Place in a pan or deep fryer, and cook until golden brown (be careful not to have your temperature too high, as Pinko can burn fast). Serve with a Vanilla Rum sauce or a nice Key Lime Tartar sauce. Top Sports Bars in St.
Chef Johnny Calls of French’s Saltwater Café talks about GrouperWeek and shows DAYTIME’s Hindi Edwards and guest co-host Nikki Walton how to make French’s famous Cajun Grouper sandwich. French’s is known for their community involvement.
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View or order our FREE Destination Magazine DID YOU KNOW: 80 percent of grouper that Florida supplied to the United States last year was from the St.
Pete / Clearwater is the grouper capital of the United States,” said David Downing, President/CEO of Visit St. SPC will be bringing the taste of fresh gulf grouper to the masses with its GrouperWeek Food Truck Takeover.
“ Grouper is such a signature taste of the destination, we celebrate it each year during grouper week,” said Downing. One of our favorite annual celebrations in Pinellas County, this week you will find many grouper -centric events in the St.
Enjoy this tasty list of special events designed to bring the taste of fresh Gulf Grouper to a plate near you! Many local restaurants can prepare your catch like the Friendly Fisherman, found on the same dock as Hubbard's, or Ward's Seafood Market in Clearwater.