wordpress stat

Honey Orange Glazed Florida Grouper #LentenRecipe

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

Lenten Recipe-Florida-Grouper


  • 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


Preheat broiler.

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.

Check out these other great recipes for Lent:

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.

You can find more great recipes from Fresh from Florida.  Be sure to follow Fresh from Florida on Facebook and @FreshFromFL on Twitter!

This post brought to you by Fresh From Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.

Visit Sponsor's Site


  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    Looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I am not sure I’ve ever tried grouper before. I will have to look for it. This looks delicious!

  3. This looks tasty! I prefer fish that doesn’t taste “fishy” but I don’t think I have ever tried grouper. Sounds like I should look for it at the store.

  4. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! My husband has been wanting some grouper for awhile now, but I hadn’t come across any recipes that looked tempting until this one! I cannot wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This sounds taste. Love the combination of ingredients!

  6. Thanks for a good looking recipe. I’m trying to eat more fish for health but am not a fish fan so this helps!

  7. This looks delicious. This would be a hit with my family. I’m going to have to share this recipe with my Mom.