Friday, September 9, 2011

Acapulco Margarita Grouper

Good evening bloggers! Welcome to another edition of Everyday Meals. As always, I'm your host for the evening, Mandie. Tonight, I thought about what to do for our recipe. It took me some time to uncover what we have and have not done. Well, considering we've done a ton of fish recipes, one fish we have not done is grouper. For those of you who don't know what grouper is, here's a little outline. Grouper is a family of fish, including the sea bass. They typically have a large mouth and a stout body. Quite of bit of grouper are now farmed and sold live to fish markets. Okay, well that should clue you all in a bit about what kind of fish this is. I suggest googling a picture so you may see what it looks like. Anywho... let's get to the grill and make some dinner!

Acapulco Margarita Grouper

You will need:

  • 4 grouper fillets
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ground black pepper to taste

Ready? Great.

  1. Place the grouper in a shallow baking dish. 
  2. In a bowl, stir together the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic, and olive oil. 
  3. Pour the mixture over the fillets, and rub into the fish. Cover, and refrigerate for 1/2 hour, turning the fillets once. 
  4. Preheat the grill for high heat. 
  5. In a medium bowl, toss together the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and sugar. 
  6. Season to taste with salt and set the salsa aside. 
  7. Remove the fillets from the marinade, and pat dry. 
  8. Brush the fillets with oil, and sprinkle with ground black pepper. 
  9. In a small saucepan, boil remaining marinade for several minutes. 
  10. Remove from heat, and strain out the garlic cloves, then set aside to cool. 
  11. Grill the fish for 4 minutes per side, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. 
  12. Transfer fillets to a serving dish. 
  13. Spoon salsa over the fish, and drizzle with the cooked marinade to serve.
  14. Enjoy!

I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your evening. I will catch you all on the flip side. I'll leave you with this awesome song that always makes me giddy inside. Happy blogging to all! <3