Recipe of the Week – Macadamia Crusted Grouper

What better way to follow up my last few blog posts on seafood than to offer up a delicious and good-for-you fish dish. Serve this delicious fish on top of spinach with garlic for that added gourmet touch.

Macadamia Crusted Grouper

Macadamia Crusted GrouperIngredients:

  • 4 six-ounce grouper fillets (or substitute sea bass, striped bass or cod)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped fine
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix Panko crumbs and macadamia nuts on flat plate and set aside. Beat eggs in shallow bowl and set aside. Dredge grouper in flour, shake off excess, then dip in beaten eggs then dredge in crumb mixture.

In sauce pan over medium heat, heat olive oil until hot. Place fillets in pan and brown on one side for two minutes. Turn fillets over and place entire pan in a 350 degree oven and bake for 5 – 7 minutes. Fish is fully cooked when it flakes easily with fork. Set Aside.

Note: Only use sauce pans that are oven safe, usually all stainless steel.


  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup pina colada mixer
  • 1/2 pound butter

Combine all ingredients, except butter, in a sauce pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until reduced by half.

Remove from heat and add butter, stirring to mix. Place spinach on serving plate and place grouper fillets on top. Pour sauce over top or serve on the side.

Serves 4.

Want more seafood? Key West is hosting its Wine & Food Festival January 26th-29th with delicious seafood offerings from some of the top restaurants in the area. Can’t wait!

Bon Appétit!


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