Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa

Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Try this twist: For a sandwich option, serve fish and salsa in pita pockets.

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Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 21 Minutes
Total: 21 Minutes


4 (4-oz.) grouper fillets
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
1/2 English cucumber, chopped
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat grill to 350º to 400º (medium-high) heat. Sprinkle grouper with pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. olive oil.

2. Grill fish, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or just until fish begins to flake when poked with the tip of a sharp knife and is opaque in center.

3. Combine chopped watermelon, next 5 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Serve with grilled fish.


June 2011
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