Skip over navigation
Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Key West Margarita Grouper

4  6-ounce grouper fillets
1/3 cup tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
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

Place fillets in a shallow baking dish. In a bowl, stir together the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic, and olive oil. Reserve 1/2 cup marinade and set aside. Pour remaining marinade over fillets; cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour turning the fillets once. For salsa, combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and sugar in a medium bowl; season to taste with salt and set aside. Preheat the grill on medium-high heat. Remove fillets from marinade, brush tops with oil and season with black pepper. Grill fillets for 4 to 5 minutes per side until center is opaque and meat flakes easily with a fork. Transfer fillets to serving plates. In a small saucepan, heat reserved marinade to a simmer; remove from heat and set aside. Drizzle warm marinade over the fillets and serve with salsa.

4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
With Salsa: Calories 508, Calories From Fat 185, Total Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 95mg, Total Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 52g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.79g

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

Key West Margarita Grouper Download High-Resolution Image (JPG)

FFF Banner
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader