Grilled Grouper Recipe is a family favorite white fish. It takes minutes to grill and is perfectly paired with many different side dishes.

Grilled Grouper on a plate with roasted asparagus and fresh lemon
Want to save this?

Get My Easy Grilling Cookbook Bundle for 75% OFF

We love to grill different types of seafood for a quick, easy and healthy meal idea. This Grilled Grouper is one of our favorite because of the mild flavor. It is seasoned with simple seasoning, making it one of our favorites.

Grouper can easily be fried, but we prefer to grill for a moist and flaky result. It pairs perfectly with many different side dishes and you can easily change the seasoning to what you prefer.

If you love this Grilled Grouper Recipe then check out these 62 Best Grilled Fish Recipes.

What is Grouper?

This saltwater fish is commonly found in the Gulf. The taste of the fish may vary based on what it is caught. Some grouper may have a mild taste but others may result with more flavor.

You can fry or grill this fish and even make a grouper sandwich.

Ingredients

Grouper, butter, salt and pepper, garlic powder, pepper, lemon
  • Fillets Grouper 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Lemon (juiced) 

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Flavor Variation Ideas

There are many ways to season this Grouper. The grouper is so flavorful, that it can be cooked with minimal seasoning. These are some delicious options that are a must try.

  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Fresh Herbs and Spices
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Dill

These seasoning will easily work on many different sea food recipes. You can use it on sea bass, halibut and more.

How to Cook Grouper on the Grill: 

  • Step 1 – Oil Grill Grates – Clean the grill grates thoroughly and then rub the grates with olive oil. 
  • Step 2 – Prepare Grill – Preheat the grill to medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit). 
Basting the grouper with butter and adding the seasoning

Step 3 – Season Grouper – Brush both sides of the fresh grouper with the melted butter (do not use all the butter).  Season both sides of the fish fillets with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Melt butter in a small bowl.

Placing the grouper on the grill

Step 4 – Grill – Place the fish on the grill.  Close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes. 

Flipping the grouper on the grill and brushing with melted butter

Step 5 – Brush with butter – Brush the top of the fish fillets with melted butter. Carefully flip the fillets. Then brush the other side of the fish with the melted butter. 

Grilled grouper on a plater covered with foil

Step 6 – Cook Grouper – Cook for 4-6 more minutes until the fish flakes easily. Remove the fish from the grill.  Cover it with aluminum foil and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 

  • Step 9 – Garnish, serve and enjoy – Top the fish with the fresh lemon juice. Then easy grilled grouper is ready to serve and enjoy. You can also squeeze fresh lime juice or oranges over the top.

Recipe Tips

  • Grill Grouper Fillets – We grilled the fish directly on the grill grates over medium high heat. But you can use a fish basket or fish grate if you prefer. 
  • Choosing Grouper – We usually get our grouper at our local meat market or grocery store. The perfect grouper will be firm and moist.
  • Overcooking – It is easy to overcook this fish. Make sure to watch it closely. Once it starts flaking with a fork, it is finished cooking. Cooking time may vary based on the size of the fish.
  • Grill Grates – Make sure to oil the grill grates with olive oil or vegetable oil of your choice. This will prevent the fish from sticking.
  • Seasoning Grouper – We recommend to season both sides of the grouper before adding to the grill. While grilling, continue to add melted butter through out the grilling process.
  • Rest Grouper – After removing the grouper from the grill, allow it to rest on a platter. Cover with foil as it rest to lock in the juices.
Grilled Grouper on a plate with roasted asparagus and fresh lemon

Serving Suggestions

This healthy fish is light and refreshing. So we like to keep our sides dishes on the healthier side. These are some of our favorites to serve with grilled grouper.

  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Mango Salsa
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Coleslaw
Grilled Grouper on a plate with roasted asparagus and fresh lemon

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.  If you prefer, you can also freeze the leftovers in a freezer container. It is best to serve within 2 months of freezing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you Grill Frozen Grouper?

Yes, you can use frozen grouper in this recipe. We recommend thawing the grouper before seasoning and placing on the grill.

What does Grilled Grouper taste like?

Grilled Grouper has a light, mild flavor. It also has a sweet flavor that is similar to the sea bass.

How do you keep it from sticking to the grill

Before placing the grouper on the grill, make sure to clean and remove any debris. You want to also make sure to oil the grill grates. This helps to cook and flip the grouper without sticking.

More Easy Grilled Seafood Recipes

We love to hear from you. If you make this recipe for grilled grouper, please leave us a comment.

Grilled Grouper

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Grouper Recipe is a family favorite white fish. It takes minutes to grill and is perfectly paired with many different side dishes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Let Sit 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 264

Ingredients

Want to save this?
Just enter your email and I’ll send it right to you, plus great new recipes weekly!

Instructions

  • Clean the grill grates thoroughly and then rub the grates with oil.
  • Preheat the grill over high heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Brush both sides of the fish with the melted butter (do not use all the butter).  Season both sides of the fish fillets with salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  • Place the fish on the grill.  Close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Brush the top of the fish fillets with melted butter.
  • Carefully flip the fillets and brush the other side of the fish with the melted butter.
  • Cook for 4-6 more minutes until the fish flakes easily/.
  • Remove the fish from the grill.  Cover it with foil and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Top the fish with the lemon juice and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use a fish basket or fish grate if you prefer. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 264kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 33g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 473mg, Potassium 849mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 0.4g, Vitamin A 601IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 54mg, Iron 2mg

Pin This Now to Remember It Later

Pin Recipe

Try these other recipes

Share this recipe!

PinYummly

About the Author

Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Grill on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. From the Best Blackstone recipes, to grilling, and easy smoker recipes, together we are going to cook real food, with easy ingredients… for real families!

Leave A Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating