Sweet and Spicy Red Grouper

This Sweet and Spicy Garlic grouper is a healthier take on the usual fried grouper you get in restaurants. Quick, easy, juicy and incredibly flavorful this recipe is perfect for when you want that restaurant cooked flavor, but want to stay in for a home cooked meal. This dish is the best of both worlds.

Known for its mild sweet, firm white flesh, grouper is the perfect complement to the sweet and spicy flavors in this silky sauce. Sizzlefish grouper is wild caught in the Florida Gulf as part of the sustainably-managed fishery. Red grouper is an incredibly versatile fish, great for grilling, sautéing, and baking.

Red Grouper on Plate

Now for this recipe…trust us, you will not be disappointed. Don’t be afraid of the list of ingredients either. This recipe really does come together in no time. Breading the grouper fillets on the top without dipping them in the bread crumbs makes life easier and the sauce comes together while the fish bakes. We highly recommend making extra sauce to have on hand for later. It pairs incredibly well with sautéed veggies and any protein when you want a quick Asian inspired meal. The mixture of sweet and spicy in the sauce pair incredibly well with the sweetness of the grouper. The crispy topping soaks up that voluptuously smooth sauce…MMMMM! This Sweet and Spicy Garlic Red Grouper will quickly become a family favorite!

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Grouper

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Sweet and Spicy Red Grouper Ingredients


Grouper Fillets

  • 4 Sizzlefish Red Grouper Fillets
  • 2 Slices Of Bread
  • Sesame Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 TBSP Freshly Minced Ginger

Sweet and Spicy Sauce

  • ½ cup Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 TBSP Lime Juice
  • 2 TBSP Rice Vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Chili Sauce
  • 1 TBSP Freshly Minced Ginger
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced

The Peppers

  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Yellow or Orange Pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil

Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, place the bread in and process until finely ground bread crumbs form. Place the bread crumbs in a wide rimmed bowl.
  4. Add 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 TBSP freshly minced ginger to the bread crumbs and stir to combine.
  5. Place the fillets on the parchment lined sheet pan. Rub the grouper fillets with a little sesame oil. Salt and pepper the fillets to taste.
  6. Evenly distribute the bread crumbs on top of the fillets. Drizzle the top of the fillets with a little extra sesame oil.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked and firm to the touch.
  8. While the grouper fillets bake, prepare the sauce by combining the coconut aminos (or soy sauce), water, lime juice, rice vinegar, coconut sugar, cornstarch, garlic chili sauce, ginger and garlic in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine the ingredients well. Place the sauce on medium heat and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  9. Heat a large skillet on medium heat with 1 tsp sesame oil. Place the peppers in the heated skillet and sauté for five minutes or until crisp tender.
  10. Serve the grouper fillets with sautéed peppers, the sweet and spicy garlic sauce and a bed of sticky rice.

Sweet and Spicy Red Grouper on Plate

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