Easy baked grouper recipe, prepared Mediterranean-style with a few spices and bold fresh flavors, including garlic, lemon juice, tomatoes and olives.
Ready in just over 20 minutes, this healthy, low-carb baked fish recipe is perfect for any night of the week. Be sure to view the step-by-step tutorial and suggestions in the post.
- 1 1/2 lb grouper fillet (or a similar fish)
- kosher salt
- 1 tbsp dry oregano
- 1 to 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- Juice of 1 large lemon, more for later
- Extra virgin olive oil (I used Early Harvest Greek extra virgin olive oil)
- 6 to 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
- 6 to 8 pitted kalamata olives, sliced
- Chopped fresh dill (about 1/4 oz or so)
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Pat the fish dry and season with salt on both sides. In a small bowl, combine the spices (cumin, oregano, paprika, and black pepper), and season the fish with the spice mixture on both sides.
- Place seasoned fish in a lightly-oiled baking dish. Add minced garlic on top, then add lemon juice and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (I used Early Harvest Greek EVOO). Arrange cherry tomatoes and olives on top of the fish fillets.
- Bake in heated oven for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
- Remove from heat and add fresh dill (or your favorite herb). Enjoy!
- Cook's Tip: How do you know when fish is ready? Its flesh should be opaque and should flake easily using a fork. Internal temperature should register around 145 degrees F at the thickest part of the fish.
- What to Substitute for Grouper? If grouper is not available, you can use red snapper fillets, cod, halibut, or haddock fillets in this recipe. Textures will vary. Adjust cooking time as needed and use an instant read thermometer (per tip above) to determine when your fish is ready.
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- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 13 mins
- Category: Fish and Seafood
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
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