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Key West Margarita Grouper
Courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 8 Min.
Marinate: 1/2 Hr.
What you need:
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4 (6 oz.) Florida grouper fillets
1/3 c. tequila
1/2 c. orange liqueur
3/4 c. fresh Florida lime juice
1 tsp. salt
3 cloves Florida garlic, peeled and chopped
4 Tbsp. olive oil
3 medium Florida tomatoes, diced
1 medium Florida onion,chopped
1 small Florida jalapeno, seeded and minced
4 Tbsp. chopped fresh Florida cilantro
1 pinch white sugar
salt to taste
1 Tbsp; olive oil
ground black pepper to taste
What to do:
1. Place fillets in a shallow baking dish. In a bowl, stir together the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, 1 tsp. salt, garlic, and olive oil. Reserve 1/2 c. marinade and set aside.
2. Pour remaining marinade over fillets; cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hr. turning the fillets once.
3. For salsa, combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and sugar in a medium bowl; season to taste with salt and set aside.
4. Preheat the grill on medium-high heat. Remove fillets from marinade, brush tops with oil and season with black pepper. Grill fillets for 4 to 5 min. per side until center is opaque and meat flakes easily with a fork. Transfer fillets to serving plates.
5. In a small saucepan, heat reserved marinade to a simmer; remove from heat and set aside. Drizzle warm marinade over the fillets and serve with salsa.

Recipe courtesy of Florida Department of Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing
Nutritional information:
Calories: 508;   Calories From Fat: 185;   Total Fat: 20g;   Saturated Fat: 3g;   Cholesterol: 95mg;   Total Carbs: 14g;   Protein: 52g;  
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