Roast grouper with garlic butter
1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 lg. garlic clove, peeled and minced
2 tsp. minced shallots
1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp. minced prosciutto
1 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. canola oil
4 (7 oz) grouper fillets
Garnish: Lemon wedges
Stir together the first 10 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat the oil in a wide, deep, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
Season the fillets with salt and pepper and cook for four minutes. Turn the fillets over and cook for one minute more. Spoon one tablespoon of butter mixture over the top of each fillet and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake at 450 degrees for two minutes or until the fish is just cooked through an opaque in the center. Add any remaining butter to the pan and let melt, stirring with the juices in the pan.
Spoon the butter mixture over the fish when serving and garnish with lemon wedges if desired and serve immediately.
Capt. Dick May is the owner of Easy Rider Charters in Bokeelia. He can be reached at 283-3247 or easyridercharters.com. Capt. Dick’s Florida Gulf Coast Seafood and Much More (cookbook) $11.50 plus $2.50 postage can be ordered by calling the number above or by mailing to 7989 Judge Bean Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922. Make checks payable to Dick May.