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Margarita Grouper Fillets

Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 grouper fillet)
Inspired by the popular cocktail, sweet, delicate grouper takes on a tangy flavor from the fresh lime juice and tequila. Pair the grouper with yellow rice, black beans, and a pitcher of margaritas, of course.

Ingredients

  • 6 (6-ounce) grouper fillets
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded serrano chile
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 197
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 33.1 g
  • carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 63 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 326 mg
  • calcium 50 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place the fillets in a single layer in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, cilantro, and the next 7 ingredients (cilantro through garlic clove) in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Pour cilantro mixture over the fillets, and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Remove fish from dish; discard marinade. Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Garnish fish with chopped chives and lime wedges, if desired.

  4. Note: Store cooked fillets in refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Cook's Notes

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