Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I started making this 20 years ago when I was a Chef in South Florida. I made my own blackening spice and got my cast iron skillet smoking hot(white). That's the key....Good spice and a hot pan. This works with most of your favorite fishes, (salmon, swordfish, tuna, mahi, etc). Serve it with some nice roasted red potatoes, grilled veggies and a blue cheese salad.
- 1 (8 ounce) fresh grouper
- 4 ounces oil, of choice
- 4 tablespoons you favorite blackening seasoning (I recommend Chef Joes)
- 1 lemon
- Preheat a cast iron skillet for a half hour on HIGH. til it turns white.
- While skillet is heating, place filets of fish in a shallow dish, drizzle 2 oz oil on the fish. turn fish to coat both sides.
- Sprinkle 1 TBSP of blackening spice on each fillet. Rub into each with your hand so it sticks. repeat this on the other side of fish.
- Cut the lemon in half, remove seeds.
- Now the pan is HOT! (Hot pan--that's the KEY).
- Pour the remaining oil in the skillet,(carefully) it will smoke. Now you're ready!
- Place each fillet in pan, let it burn! (aka BLACKENED) about 2 to 3 minutes and turn it. ( depends on the thickness of the fish).
- Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Turn off pan.
- Let it sit for 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle on the lemon.
- AND DONE!