Lenten Recipe: Honey Orange Glazed Florida Grouper
‘Tis the season. The 40 days of Lent are upon us and it’s time to break out some of our favorite recipes in preparation. I’m pretty lucky when it comes to the Lenten season because fish is one of my favorite foods. It isn’t hard for me to come up with delicious meatless alternatives during the Lent so I’ll be sharing a #LentenRecipe every week for the next 7 weeks. I have some fellow bloggers who also share their Lenten recipes every year and if you check back weekly you will find all their recipes linked in my post.
This week I am focusing on Grouper.
Grouper is not a fishy-fish. It’s often compared to chicken in flavor. When purchasing fresh grouper be sure to look for a firm fish with more of a seabreeze aroma than a fishy smell. Fillets will be translucent with no discoloration and whole fish will have a shiny surface with a clean, shiny belly cavity (no cuts or protruding bones). You can usually find Grouper in the seafood section of your grocery store but if you live in Florida you can often find it fresh during season straight from the ocean on the coast. If you are ordering grouper out it should have large flakes with a mild flavor.
Honey Orange Glazed Florida Grouper Recipe
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon light soy sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 3/4 pound grouper fillets
Combine all ingredients except grouper, mixing well.
Place fillets on an oiled broiler pan and brush fillets with honey glaze to cover. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for 4 to five minutes until browned. Turn fillets, brush with honey glaze and broil additional 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
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I’m not sure you can visit any true Florida restaurant that specializes in seafood without finding Florida Grouper on the menu between the months of April and October. Did you know there are over 400 species of Grouper? Did you know that Grouper is a member of the Seabass family? Well, now you do! Florida is home to the best Grouper out there, but buyer beware because Grouper is a tad pricier than other fish it is often substituted for lesser fish so it is important to know what to look for.
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