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Peanut Crusted Grouper

Peanut Crusted GrouperRecipe courtesy of National Peanut Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup roasted lightly salted peanuts
1/3 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1/4 cup packed mixed herbs such as mint, parsley, cilantro, dill and rosemary
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
2 large eggs
4 (6-ounce) grouper, scrod or halibut fish fillets
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
Lemon wedges (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine peanuts, coconut and herbs in a food processor. Process with on/off pulses until peanuts are finely chopped, but mixture is not pasty. Transfer mixture to a shallow dish or pie plate.
  3. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a plastic or paper bag. Beat eggs until frothy in another shallow dish or pie plate.
  4. Shake fish fillets, one at a time, in flour mixture. Dip each side in egg; roll in peanut mixture, patting to coat.
  5. Heat oil and butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until butter is melted and mixture is very hot.
  6. Add fish to skillet and cook until golden brown on bottom, 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Turn fish over; transfer to oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes or until fish is opaque in center.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 343; Total Fat: 28g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Total Carbs: 15g; Fiber: 60g; Protein: 12g; Sodium: 660mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of National Peanut Board.