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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

Grilled Florida Grouper Diablo with Black-Eyed Pea Cakes

4  6-ounce grouper fillets
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons salt
1 1/4 tablespoons dried oregano
1 1/4 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil
  vegetable cooking spray
1 tablespoon fresh Florida parsley, chopped

Preheat grill. Place fillets in shallow dish; set aside. Combine all spices and olive oil in a small bowl making a paste. Rub mixture over fillets; cover and refrigerate for one hour. Arrange fillets in a single layer in a grill basket coated with cooking spray. Cook, covered with grill lid, over hot coals or high heat on gas grill for 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Transfer fillets to a serving plate; sprinkle with parsley. Serve with Black-eyed Pea Cakes (recipe below).

4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 364, Calories from Fat 149, Total Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 80mg, Total Carbohydrates 9g, Protein 44g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g

Black-Eyed Pea Cakes

2  15-ounce cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/2 cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
  oil for frying

Process 1 1/2 cups black-eyed peas in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Whisk together egg, cumin, and salt in a large bowl. Add chopped peas, remaining whole peas, 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, and next 5 ingredients. Stir well to combine. Place remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Using a 1/4 cup measure, shape pea mixture into a cake; dredge in breadcrumbs. Repeat with remaining mixture and breadcrumbs. Place cakes on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap; cover and chill overnight. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch into a large skillet; heat to 350 degrees F. Fry cakes 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain well on paper towels. Serve immediately.

12 appetizers

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories169, Calories From Fat 14, Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 18mg, Total Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 7g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g

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