Grouper is a popular fish to eat in Florida, and for good reason. It’s tasty! Grouper is mild and tastes like bass and halibut. For the month of June, we wanted to share with you a tasty and easy recipe for fried grouper!
If you plan on fishing for grouper, pay attention to the Florida state and federal fishing regulations. Grouper are managed differently in the Gulf of Mexico versus the Atlantic and in state versus federal waters. Each species of Grouper has its own rules for bag limits and sizes. Fishing for grouper can be prohibited at certain times. To view these state and federal regulations, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. Follow these rules, so you won’t get in trouble!
If you enjoy fishing in the Tampa or Key West area or want to, you head out on the water from one of our marinas: Tampa Harbour or Key West Harbour. You can dock your boat from these marina locations before and after your fishing adventure. If you need any supplies, we have Ships Stores at our marina locations. We carry bait, fishing supplies, gear, snacks, and more! Our Key West location has dining options if you’re hungry, and luxury suites if you need a place to stay after a long day on the water.
Enjoy making this delicious sandwich!
Fried Grouper Sandwich
Ingredients 4 (6-ounce) grouper fillets 2 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste cornmeal for dredging the fish vegetable oil for deep-frying the fish leaf lettuce 2 tomatoes, sliced thin 8 soft sandwich rolls, split
Directions Beat together eggs, salt and cayenne in a shallow dish. Place flour mixture and cornmeal in separate shallow dishes. Dredge each fillet in flour mixture and dip in egg wash. Dredge fillets in cornmeal last. In a deep fry pan, heat 1 inch of the oil to 375 degrees F. Fry the fillets in batches for 2 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer fillets to paper towels to drain. To serve, layer the lettuce, tomatoes, and fillets on the sandwich rolls.
Recipe and photo courtesy: Freshfromflorida.com
Store Your Fishing Boat in Tampa or Key West
If you love fishing and your boat, store it in a safe place! Florida Marina Clubs offers dry and wet storage slips at our Tampa Harbour and Key West Harbour locations. To contact our Tampa marina, call 813-831-1200. To contact our Key West marina, call 305-292-3121.
Come back for another fish recipe in the month of July!