Fire up the grill and enjoy a delicious dinner of grilled grouper with lemon and herbs. This recipe takes under 30 minutes and clean up is easy using aluminum foil packs.
Summer is grilling season and there is no reason not to use the grill when you’re cooking fish. This flaky grilled grouper recipe with lemon and herbs is intended for the grill.
Finally the chilly weather is on its way out and we can enjoy the brighter, sunny days of summer.
I don’t know about you, but this past winter was cold and I am ready for flip flops, tank tops and shorts.
We have been spending more and more days on our screened porch.
We love eating dinner outside and this dish is perfect for a light summer dinner because it’s healthy and delicious.
Cooking in parchment paper is one way to cook fish when you’re cooking indoors.
But aluminum foil is the answer when you’re grilling. Grilled grouper in foil is easy to make and easy to clean up.
What does grilled grouper taste like?
Grouper is a firm white fish that is flaky and moist with a distinct mild flavor. It’s flavor is similar to grilled bass or halibut.
Is grilled grouper a fishy fish?
No. This fish is mild and appeals to just about everyone. It is readily available in Florida as well as in fish markets around the nation.
This simple grilled grouper fish recipe takes 10 to 12 minutes from grill to plate.
A sprinkle of Italian herbs and a little olive oil and fresh lemon juice is drizzled over the fresh grouper. The fish is steamed in a foil pouch in its own juices and delivers great flavor.
Grouper is an easy to make white fish that is mild in flavor and available just about anywhere. If you can buy it local, it’s a keeper.
You just can’t mess this up!
I used an Italian seasoning, a mix of dried fennel seed, basil, red pepper, garlic and parsley. It’s delicious sprinkled on fresh grouper.
How to pick the freshest grouper
If you are selecting grouper from a local fish market, near the shore, use the smell test. If it’s fishy smelling, skip it.
It should be moist and first and spring back when you touch it.
Check the freezer aisle. My local grocer has grouper fresh frozen.
Make sure it’s liquid-free and there is no frost or ice crystals on the fish.
Check to be sure the fish is wrapped and packaged well.
This grouper recipe with lemon and herbs is light and delicious and pairs beautifully with my Orzo and Summer Roasted Vegetables and a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
A perfect summer dinner!
What to serve as a side dish
- Pearl Couscous with Roasted Vegetables
- Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Tomatoes Caprese Salad
- Ancient Grains Salad with Roasted Vegetables
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Grilled Grouper with Lemon & Herbs
- 2 6-ounce grouper fillets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning blend
- Fresh lemon wedges
- Lay the grouper on a large enough piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle the Italian seasonings over the grouper and drizzle each fillet with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Crimp the foil tightly into a packet.
- Heat the grill to medium heat and place the foil packet on the grill grates. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the foil packet from the grill and wait one minute before opening. The fish should be flaky and firm.
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