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Grouper with Lemon-Caper Butter

I normally find recipes for the week then shop for the ingredients, but I switched things up this week. I found a deal on one of my favorite types of fish and went on the hunt for the perfect way to make it. This Grouper with Lemon-Caper Butter recipe won out. It’s simple, quick, and sounds like it will be very easy to make. And it’s full of things I love like grouper (duh!), lemon, and capers. That combination sounds like a delicious combination I’m sure to love, but there’s only one way to know for sure. Let’s get cooking!

Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Ambassadors for All-Clad cookware, have come up with this easy and delicious fish recipe. They used the All-Clad d5 Brushed Stainless-Steel Fry Pan for this Grouper with Lemon-Caper Butter recipe.

Recipe Author: Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Doto at Real Food Traveler
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The Ingredients

With only a few ingredients, this recipe was easy to shop for even though I had to buy almost everything. Capers, butter, lemons, and parsley were easy to find and inexpensive. The grouper was the big ticket item.

I lucked out and got a deal on the grouper–about 1 1/2 pounds for $20. I have a habit of checking the fish counter when I shop, and I’ve been seeing grouper for $24.99 a pound. It’s more affordable to just go out for grouper at that price. It’s about the same price even with the tip, and I don’t have to cook or do the dishes. This was still a little splurgy but not too much. And you have to treat yourself now and then.

Grouper with Lemon-Caper Butter Ingredients
Grouper fillet, kosher salt, butter, flat-leaf parsley, lemons, and capers

The Process

Grouper with Lemon-Caper Butter was ridiculously quick and easy. It was ready in just 12 minutes, and that includes time to cut the fillet into smaller pieces.

Everything went pretty smoothly, but I did have a little trouble with the fish sticking to the pan despite using tons of butter. I’m a little torn about the stainless pan versus non-stick.

On one hand, the stainless gives a nice sear and allowed me to see the color of the butter. A non-stick pan can give a good sear if pre-heated properly, but the dark color would make it impossible to tell if the butter has burned. Despite the sticking, I think I’d still go with the stainless pan. Grouper is a firm fish and tends not to fall apart like flakier varieties. It can handle a little sticking.

Grouper fillet cut into individual servings
Grouper fillet cut into individual servings

So how was it?

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The lemon-caper butter is the star of this show, and it's just amazing! The tangy lemon and salty capers work well with the firm, meaty grouper. The only issue I had was the fish sticking a little to the stainless steel skillet I used to sear it. A non-stick pan would solve that problem though it may not give as nice of a sear. Otherwise, this recipe was so quick and easy to prepare, taking a mere 12 minutes from start to finish. I will definitely be making it again!
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