- 1 tablespoon olive
- 2 pounds grouper fillets
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the broiler.
Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil. Place the grouper into the skillet and broil about 8 inches from the heat until the fish is lightly browned and easily flakes with a fork, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir together the butter, basil, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
Remove the fish from the oven, divide the lemon basil butter among the fillets, and serve.
BROILED GROUPER PASTA
Top cooked pasta—or even shaved zucchini ribbons—with leftover reheated grouper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.