Thai-Style Grouper

LEVEL: Medium 50 MINS 2 SERVINGS

Fresh Grouper is a lean, moist fish with a distinctive yet mild flavor, large flakes and a firm texture. A simple and declious asian style twist will take this fish to a new level.

Ingredients
  • 2 Grouper Portions Chopped (4 oz. or 6 oz.)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Olive Oil to Taste
  • Garnish with Thin Sliced Peppers and Boston Bibb Lettuce

Buttermilk Batter

  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • ½ TSP Seasoned Salt
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder

Thai Curry Sauce

  • 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 TBSP Red Curry Paste
  • ⅓ Cup Peanut Butter
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ TSP Chili Powder
  • ½ TSP Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ TSP Fish Sauce
  • 1 TSP Sesame Oil
  • 1 (13.5 ounce) Can Coconut Milk
  1. Pre-heat oil to 350°F.
  2. Chop Grouper into pieces
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Dip Grouper pieces into buttermilk then dredge in flour.
  5. Place battered Grouper into fryer and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  6. Place fried Grouper onto rack to drain

Thai Curry Sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the aroma of the garlic has mellowed, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the red curry paste, and stir for 1 minute more.
  4. Whisk in the peanut butter, brown sugar, chili powder, cayenne pepper, fish sauce, sesame oil, and coconut milk.
  5. Bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and is smooth.

Plate Presentation

  1. Place 1 or 2 slices of Boston bibb lettuce onto plate
  2. Layer grouper pieces onto lettuce
  3. Drizzle Thai Curry Sauce onto Grouper pieces or serve sauce in a ramekin
  4. Top with thin sliced peppers