Pan Roasted Grouper with Coriander Beurre Blanc

2 large red grouper fillets (about 10-12 ounces each)

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon ancho chili powder

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 shallot, finely chopped

Juice from ½ lime

2 tablespoons white wine

6 tablespoons butter, slightly softened and cut into small pieces

Serves four.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Remove fish from your refrigerator and lay the fillets in a pyrex dish or other vessel large enough to hold both without overlapping.  Place the fillets presentation side up.

In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, coriander, and ancho chile powder so that they are evenly mixed.  Take about 1/2 – 3/4  of the spice mixture and season the top of the fish fillets.

Combine the shallot, lime juice, white wine, and remaining spices in a small saucepan and place over low heat.  Make sure the butter is cut into small pieces (no bigger than ½ tablespoon) and have the butter close-by on the counter.

Heat the oil in stainless steel skillet over medium high heat until it just reaches its smoking point.  Add the fish, presentation side down, and sear for 3 minutes.  After three minutes, flip the fish over and place pan in the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes (depending on how thick the fillets are) to cook through.

While the fish is in the oven, bring the shallot/lime/white wine saucepot to a boil.  Continue boiling until almost all liquid is gone (about 1-2 minutes).  Remove from the heat.  Now may also be the appropriate time to remove the fish from the oven.

Whisk the butter, one small piece at a time, into the reduced lime/white wine/shallots.  A sauce should begin to form as you continue to add more butter.  Cut each fillet in half, then plate them.  Drizzle the sauce over the fish and ENJOY!

Serving suggestion: Serve fish over black rice with a side of roasted okra.

One response to “Pan Roasted Grouper with Coriander Beurre Blanc

  1. WE are still thinking about that meal and about being with y’all! It was all so wonderful! love y’all!

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