Key West-Style Baked Grouper Recipe -
Key West-Style Baked Grouper Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Key West-Style Baked Grouper

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"You'll enjoy a taste of Key West with this citrus flavored grouper that will make you feel like you are on a romantic, tropical beach."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9x13-inch glass baking dish and set aside.
  2. Season the grouper fillets with salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder; place into prepared baking dish. Spread about 2 tablespoons of softened butter over the top of each fillet. Pour in the lime and orange juices, then cover each fillet with 3 slices of lime and 2 slices of orange.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 12, 2007

Delicious! This was a very tasty and healthy dish. Even my husband loved it and he is a very picky seafood eater! One of the most simple recipes I've tried from this site. Easy to prepare & yummy to eat... what more could you ask for?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2009

I followed this recipie to a T and to be honest, we found it to be a bit bland. All we could taste was a hint of lime. I went over the recipe again, to make sure I didnt miss anything was all in there. The next time I made Grouper was last week. I had my Mom over for lunch. I baked it in lemon juice, Cant believe its not butter lite, and some fish seasoning. Baked it for 25 min, and when it was done, I placed a home made fruit salad on top, warmed up!! IT was a combo of black plums, oranges, apples, strawberries, and peaches. Served with french green beans with garlic butter, and sliced almonds. Wonderful!!


19 Ratings

Jun 23, 2008

I really enjoyed the flavor of this dish; the flavors didn't overpower the fish. It did, however, take quite a bit longer to cook than this recipe stated. Next time I try this recipe, I'm going to cook it covered, even though the recipe doesn't call for it.

Aug 07, 2007

Eh, only a so-so recipe. I thought the flavors would be great, but surprisingly they didn't permeate the fish like I thought. But my husband said the leftovers were WAY to citrus-y. We'll probably make again with more lemon pepper and cook in foil packets on the grill.

Aug 16, 2011

This was absolutely delicious, and I would make it again. I think the instructions need to be slightly tweaked tho b/c if you add the seasonings first and then add the butter, the butter ends up removing the seasoning, so I suggest using the butter first on the fillets THEN using the seasoning. You do NOT need to use butter for the baking dish that only adds more empty calories. Good recipe, thanks for sharing!

Jul 14, 2009

I really enjoyed this recipe..I used rock fish the first time...Today i bought the grouper and i think we will be using this recipe alot...Nice and light...Full of flavor..Also very easy to do..

Nov 24, 2010

Easy to prepare but the oven temp was too low to cook the fish in the time recommended. Or else my filets, wild caught and 2" thick, were larger than the recipe. After 1/2 hour I cranked the heat up to 350 for another 10 minutes.

Feb 24, 2010

WOW! A great citrus flavor, but not overpowering. I will be using this on other types of fish.


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  • Calories
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 45.2 g
  • 90%
  • Sodium
  • 1187 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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