This simple recipe for baked grouper is topped with buttery cracker crumbs, fresh citrus and cilantro. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal!

Baked grouper with citrus-cilantro crumb topping sitting on oranges slices on serving plate

Grouper is a mild, firm-fleshed fish that adapts well to a wide variety of accompanying flavors.

Here we topped it with a medley of citrus zest, fresh cilantro, and buttery cracker crumbs, before baking.

For this easy preparation, you could use just about any white fish that lends itself well to being baked and simply adjust the cooking time according to thickness.

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Baked Grouper with Citrus-Cilantro Crumb Topping

Baked Grouper with Citrus-Crumb Topping

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This simple recipe for baked grouper is topped with buttery cracker crumbs, fresh citrus and cilantro. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grouper fillets, substitute cod, haddock, halibut
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed cracker crumbs, buttery variety e.g. Ritz, Club
  • Zest of 1/2 orange
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Orange slices, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Arrange the fish fillets in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet that’s been coated with nonstick spray.
  • Season on both sides with salt and pepper, then drizzle with the lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Combine the cracker crumbs, orange zest, lemon zest, lime zest and chopped cilantro in a small bowl. Add the melted butter and combine well.
  • Spread a crust of the crumb mixture over the fish fillets and pat down lightly with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake until the fish is opaque throughout and flakes easily, 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Garnish the plate with orange slices if desired.

Tips for Making This Recipe

Calories: 249kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 235mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g
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