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Baked Grouper with Basil-Parmesan Butter


  • 1 grouper fillet, about 2 to 2 ½ pounds
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground white pepper

Prepare Basil-Parmesan Butter and set aside.

Preheat oven to 450° F.

Brush fillets with melted butter. Lightly salt and pepper. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes. Cut into serving-size pieces. Serve with Basil-Parmesan Butter.

Basil-Parmesan Butter

  • ¼ pound butter, softened
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

In a small bowl, mix butter, basil, parsley, Parmesan, pepper and lemon juice. Spread over warm fish.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas


Grouper are large bodied fish with huge mouths.  They eat a variety of marine organisms including other fish, crabs, and just about anything that will fit in those jaws!

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist