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Blackened Grouper

This blackened grouper recipe has some heat but the lime juice adds a refreshing zest. Be careful when adding the fish to the pan, as the butter and oil may splatter.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 lemon wedge)


  • 10 (6-ounce) grouper fillets
  • 1/4 cup Cajun Spice Mix
  • 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 5 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 10 lemon wedges


Rub each side of fillets with Cajun Spice Mix. Heat 2 1/2 teaspoons oil and 2 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 5 fillets; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Repeat procedure with remaining oil, butter, and fillets. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 204
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 33.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.3g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 246mg
  • Calcium: 58mg

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Blackened Grouper Recipe