Whenever Doc and I are at a nice restaurant and order fish I am always impressed with how perfectly it turns out. The fish always comes to the table a little crispy on the outside yet moist and flaky on the inside. The preparation is really easy. All you need is an ovenproof skillet.
Restaurant Style Grouper
4 (six ounce portions) Grouper or another type of fish, skin on one side
6 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle fish with kosher salt and pepper on both sides. Heat oven safe skillet over medium high heat until pan is hot. Add olive oil. Sear fish, skin side down for one minute. Flip fish and place pan in oven. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until fish is 145 degrees F. Tip: Cook grouper 8 to 10 minutes (total time) per inch of thickness or 4 to 5 minutes per half inch.
Published in The News and Neighbor on July 29, 2015