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Blackened grouper fillets

Blackened Grouper

This blackened grouper fish recipe is a meal that's sure to impress. The grouper fillets are perfectly pan seared then topped with fresh lime juice and served with rice and veggies for the ultimate dinner.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 274kcal



  • First, start by squeezing fresh lime or lemon juice over the grouper.Then pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Season the grouper with blackened seasoning. Make sure to coat the fish on both sides.
  • In a pan over medium high heat, add olive oil and wait for the oil to heat up.
  • Add the blackened grouper to the pan. Be careful because the oil will splash. Try a splatter guard to help with this.
  • Cook the fish for 4-5 minutes on each side or until it begins to flake. If you’re cooking a very large grouper fillet, it may take longer than 5 minutes. You may also have to slightly lower the heat if the outside of the fish is cooking faster than the inside.
  • Transfer the cooked grouper fillets to a plate and squeeze more fresh lime or lemon juice over it.
  • Finally, serve with veggies, rice or salad and enjoy!


  • Check the grouper fillets for doneness by cutting into the thickest part of the fish. If the texture is flakey with an opaque color, that means it’s done. However, if it still looks raw and wet in the center, then it needs more time to finish cooking.
  • If you don’t like blackened seasoning, you can substitute it for your favorite herbs and spices.
  • Try using a splatter guard to avoid too much splashing of oil when you are cooking the grouper fillets.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1719mg | Potassium: 1113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg