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Mexicali Black Grouper

On October 9th, 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Mexicali Black Grouper, was the Grand Prize Winner, created by Dominic Towe.

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Cook time:1 Hour

Ingredients

  • 2 cup(s) Tropical Foods Mexicali Fire®
  • 1 cup(s) panko bread crumbs
  • 4-3 ounce(s) black grouper steak
  • 2. teaspoon(s) dried parsley
  • 4 Wondra instant flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1 cup(s) whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Old Bay seasoning chopped
  • CHORIZO STONE GROUND GRITS
  • 1 cup(s) stone ground grits
  • 4 cup(s) vegetable stock
  • 10 ounce(s) chorizo sausage removed from casing
  • 4. ounce(s) mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounce(s) cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. ounce(s) Wondra instant flour
  • 1 ounce(s) garlic, minced
  • 2 ounce(s) red onion diced
  • 2 ounce(s) green onion diced
  • 2 ounce(s) celery chopped
  • RAINBOW CHARD
  • 8 oz. rainbow chard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • AVOCADO AIOLI
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado ripe
  • 6 ounce(s) egg yolks
  • 4 ounce(s) olive oil
  • 2 ounce(s) cilantro
  • 0.5 ounce(s) red onions
  • .5 ounce(s) fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

GROUPER

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Dredge grouper in Wondra flour and set aside.

Whisk milk and eggs. In a food processor, pulse Mexicali Fire Mix, Old Bay seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, and panko bread crumbs into a coarse mixture.

Dip grouper into egg and milk mixture; completely coat grouper in Mexicali Fire® mixture.

Pan sear on all sides until golden brown, but be careful not to burn.

Place in oven for 8-12 minutes and serve.

CHORIZO STONE GROUND GRITS

Sauté chorizo sausage, onions, celery, and garlic in a stock pot.

Stir in vegetable stock and allow to cook until tender.

Add cheese and stir until melted.

Remove from heat and pour onto a sheet pan to cool.

After the grits have cooled, cut into desired shape.

Coat in Wondra flour and sear until crisp.

RAINBOW CHARD

Sauté rainbow chard and garlic until withered.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

AVOCADO AIOLI

In a food processor, add garlic, egg yolks, cilantro, parsley, red onions, and avocado; blend well until smooth.

Slowly add olive oil until desired texture is reached; salt and pepper to taste.

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