Sea Islands Grouper

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Auntie Mags

A tasty way to fancy up grouper that's super easy!

Top Review by La Dilettante

We really enjoyed this last night, and it's even tastier cold as a leftover the next day (I just had some). The flavor of the marinade is excellent. I let it soak for about 2 hours, then patted the fillets dry and dipped them in a beaten egg before rolling in the pecans (Vega Girl is right, chop those pecans VERY fine). Instead of pan-frying, I baked them---will try the pan method next time. served with herbed Israeli cous cous...lovely meal! Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together bourbon, oil, salt, pepper, lime juice and honey until emulsified. Pour into shallow dish.
  2. Lay grouper filets in bourbon mixture. Turn to coat and refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
  3. Pour crushed pecans into another shallow dish.
  4. Pour enough olive oil into deep frying pan to cover bottom and preheat on medium-low.
  5. Dip filets into pecans, pressing firmly to coat evenly. Turn over and coat other side.
  6. Fry in pan until pecans turn golden brown. Gently turn over and cook other side; approximately 10 minutes per side.
  7. Can also use with other firm-fleshed fish or chicken.

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