Grouper Oriental

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Grouper Recipes by Uncle Gene

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4


1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 clove Florida garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Florida green onions, diced
4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1/4 teaspoon fresh Florida ginger, minced
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
4 6-ounce Florida grouper filets
1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice powder
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter


For sauce, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, green onion, hoisin sauce, ginger, and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Mix well adding additional hoisin sauce to thicken mixture if needed. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors. To serve, heat sauce in a small saucepan and keep warm. Sprinkle fillets with seasonings and dredge in corn starch or rice flour. Heat oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When butter foams, add fillets; cook 4 minutes per side or until opaque in center. Transfer fillets to serving plate and serve with sauce on the side.


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