Friday, April 15, 2011

Georgia Pecan Crusted Grouper with Tomato Coulis

The local market had fresh grouper yesterday that I just couldn’t pass up!  Now my husband doesn’t really like fish very much and if he is forced to have it; fried is his preference.  But, I’m not big into fried foods so I had to try to come up with something that just might please us both!
I had lovely pecans from Georgia in the freezer and suddenly thought if you can serve trout with almonds; why not grouper with pecans.  Hence this simple yet flavorful dish was born.  The pecans really held up flavor wise to the tomato coulis and both Filippo and I enjoyed the nutty savory combination.  Served with French green beans and new yellow potatoes it turned out to be a very successful dinner!

Georgia Pecan Crusted Grouper with Tomato Coulis
Serves 4
4 Grouper fillet pieces about ¼ to 1/3 pound each
1 cup ground pecans (food processor works well for this)
2 eggs beaten
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons olive oil divided
6 tablespoons butter divided
1 ripe tomato finely chopped
4 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs; sage and rosemary combination
½ cup dry white wine
1 lemon juiced
1.       Mix salt and pepper into flour
2.       Beat together the eggs and milk
3.       Dip fillets into flour then egg then into the ground pecans
4.       Sauté fillets in pre heated pan with 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil
5.       Turn fillets over, add 2 tablespoons butter before putting fillets back down
6.       Remove fillets to serving platter and keep warm
7.       Turn pan heat to high and add 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoon olive oil, white wine and reduce by 1/3
8.       Add the chopped tomatoes, herbs and lemon juice cook for 2 minutes
9.       Pour sauce over the fillets and serve.


  1. Kc, That grouper looks and sounds wonderful! My husband loves grouper, I am making this recipe soon.

  2. Isabel, Knowing what a great cook you are, that is a wonderful compliment! Let me know how your husban likes it!

  3. Delicious dish. Thank you for sharing!!

  4. I've never tried grouper! I'm a fish fan so I will definitely be making this!

  5. fish a fav at home and your recipe will be great for me to cook and share with my family member.
    Looks so mouthwatering.

  6. I love pecans in my breading but, never did it for fish. Your grouper looks delicious and I can't wait to try this dish!

  7. Sounds great! Will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  8. i haven't used pecans in a fish recipe....that's a great idea!

  9. Mmm this looks fantastic! So glad I found your blog and happy to be a new follower!