Grilled Grouper with Chimichurri Sauce



14 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped shallots
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cups finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon ground red pepper
1 cup seeded and chopped plum tomato
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup white wine vinegar
2 (3-pound) grouper fillets


Dissolve salt in water.

Stir together shallots and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in salt water. Set aside 2 cups mixture to serve with fish.

Place 1 grouper fillet, skin side down, on a sheet of plastic wrap in a 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Spoon remaining sauce over fillet; top with remaining grouper fillet, flesh side down. Cover and chill 3 to 6 hours, turning occasionally.

Place grouper fillets, skin side down, on grill rack. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 40 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve with reserved sauce.

September 2001
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