Groper with Lemon Sauce

    25 minutes

    This recipe calls for fresh groper fillets, but other ocean-going fish will be fine. Serve with pasta or rice to soak up the delicious creamy sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
    • 4 groper fillets
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 3 1/2 tablespoons chilled butter
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) hot milk

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Mix flour, salt, pepper and lemon pepper in bowl until well blended. Reserve 4 1/2 tablespoons of seasoned flour in a small bowl and set aside. Rinse fillets and pat dry. Dredge groper in the seasoned flour.
    2. Melt the butter in a frypan over medium-high heat. Place the groper in the frypan and cook until lightly browned and the fish is easily flaked with a fork, 2 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from frypan and set aside.
    3. Drain any remaining butter in the frypan and wipe clean. Add the chilled butter and lemon juice to the frypan. Cook and stir until the butter is melted. Gradually whisk in the reserved seasoned flour; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Stir in the hot milk, whisking constantly until the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes more. Serve sauce over the grouper.

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    The sauce is great with asparagus as well.  -  18 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a bit strong for my hubby but two year old ate it!  -  08 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Easy,tasty, simple delicious. I reduced the flour by half, and marinated the grouper with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.  -  15 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)