Be sure to turn when broiling as the browning gives a nice texture and crunch. The only changes I made were to substitute garlic powder for the garlic salt and I added a bit of dill and a bit of salt-free lemon pepper to the spice mix.
I added some fresh squeezed lime juice (from a quarter of a leftover lime) in with the lemon juice/butter. I loved the mayo/paprika topping too and added some fresh chopped parsley over the fish.
Oh, yeah and I'm STILL trying to clean the mess out of my oven from all the splattered butter... LOL! 11/13/2003 As someone else mentioned this recipe is very buttery.
Next time I will use about 1/8 of the listed amount. 06/25/2012 I have been trying to build my repertoire of fish recipes, so after reading the first 10 reviews on this one, I decided to try it.
Like most reviewers, I halved the butter (I only had 3 grouper files). I substituted Old Bay for Paprika in the seasoning blend.
The directions didn't mention broiling (although you prepared it in a broiler pan), so after baking for 10 minutes, I spread with mayo & sprinkled with paprika, then broiled for 2-3 minutes to lightly “crisp.” I'm just beginning to try Salmon.
My husband brought this home from a deep sea fishing trip, and we used this recipe. Melts in your mouth and I had no idea it was fish.
And when you do go, these 7 tips will help you know where to go, what gear to bring, and the know-how to catch big grouper. Grouper are found in abundance in the Gulf of Mexico, along the Atlantic Coast, and throughout the Caribbean, providing anglers with a wealth of opportunities to catch one of the tastiest fish in the sea.
In the summer, as nearshore water temperatures rise, grouper relocate to deeper dwellings offshore. Shipwrecks, oil rigs, and offshore reefs are where you'll want to focus your efforts when fishing for grouper in the summer.
They are classic ambush predators, spending most of their time holed up in heavy structure waiting for smaller fish to swim by. To have the most success when fishing for grouper, your boat electronics need to be powerful enough to key into the structure you seek.
Shipwrecks are the most notorious grouper hideouts, and fishing these tangled-up messes of debris requires accurate depth readings, patience, and the understanding that you'll probably lose some tackle. To catch big, heavy, powerful fish, your gear better be up to the task.
There are times when artificial lures work great for catching grouper, but you'll have more success if you show up prepared with the freshest live bait you can find. Goggle-eyes, pilchards, blue runners, and grunts all make excellent live bait for grouper.
Try to bring as many varieties of bait as you can so you can zero in on what the grouper are biting that day. Grouper spend most of their time on the bottom, so that's where you'll want to send your baited hook.
Vertical jigging with live bait is a very popular technique for catching big grouper, simply because it works. A struggling bait fish bouncing up and down at the bottom of a shipwreck is irresistible to an opportunistic grouper.
Slide the hook point underneath the twisted rubber band. No matter what kind of rig you're using to catch grouper, you'll have the most success with circle hooks.
How you handle the first few seconds of a grouper fight often determines whether you land the fish or get cut off by structure. When a grouper takes your bait, as soon as it feels the pressure of your line, it will run straight back to the safety of structure as fast as possible.
And if you hook into a huge fish, it'll do whatever it pleases unless you take charge of the fight. Load up your conventional reels with heavy line, bridle rig your live baits, and don't forget to use circle hooks.
Place the fish in the buttermilk mixture and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Remove the fish pieces from the buttermilk mixture and shake off excess liquids.
Continue dipping the remaining fish in the corn flour. Heat about 1/4” of vegetable oil in a frying pan to 150 to 160 degrees.
You can’t go to your local tackle shop and buy a triple tail edition rod and reel, and rarely do you see it adorning T-shirts or caps. Another Gulf Coast angler once told me that you could throw a triple tail filet in the mud, drag it behind the car on the way home and it would still taste good.
The point is that any cook, whether culinary novice or professional, will find triple tail easy and worthwhile to prepare. The triple tail inhabits inshore, nearshore and offshore waters and often is found near floating weed lines, crab traps, channel markers and other structure.
Small brown crustaceans imitating flies or naturally hued bait fish patterns will usually draw strikes. The triple tail’s meat is white, sweet and flaky, similar to a prime rib cut of grouper.
A descending device helps to quickly transport a fish back to the reef or seafloor, giving it a much better chance to survive after having been caught. The decision applies to all anglers fishing in federal waters out to 200 nautical miles between North Carolina and Key West.
Requires descending devices be on board and readily available for use on commercial, for-hire and private recreational vessels while fishing for or possessing snapper- grouper species Requires the use of non-offset, non-stainless steel circle hooks when fishing for snapper- grouper species with hook-and-line gear and natural baits north of 28 degrees north latitude Requires all hooks be non-stainless steel when fishing for snapper- grouper species with hook-and-line gear and natural baits south of 28 degrees north latitude Allows the use of power heads in federal waters off South Carolina. The intent of the regulation is to help species such as snapper and grouper better survive a condition called “barotrauma,” when a fish is reeled up from a depth and it experiences a change in pressure.
Recreational anglers may view it as overreach, but it's critical because we kill too many fish by accident.” Lora Clarke and Leda Cunningham, U.S. fisheries policy managers with Pew Charitable Trusts, agreed and support the new regulation.
“Saving fish could lead to increased catch limits and more days when anglers and commercial fishermen are allowed to target some species,” they said. Gulf of Mexico anglers, who are enjoying a 45-day red snapper fishing season that began June 11, will not have the same regulation, yet.