Baked Grouper with Lemon-Chive Butter


  • 4 medium grouper fillets
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground

Prepare Lemon-Chive Butter and set aside.

Heat oven to 400° F.

Brush fillets with melted butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cut into halves. Serve with Lemon-Chive Butter.

Lemon-Chive Butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, snipped
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • ¹⁄₁₆ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice

In a small bowl, blend together butter, parsley, chives, tarragon and salt. Add lemon zest and juice and blend thoroughly. Spread over warm fish.

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


Gag groupers are slow growers but can reach over 3 ft in length! Hurry and get your catch, commercial season closes for the gag grouper on October 23rd.

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist