Grouper are commonly found in deep holes, rocky ledges, grass flats near shore, reefs and wrecks.
Size and Catch Limits
As of January 2019, Anglers are allowed to keep all charter caught grouper per day. The fish must measure minimum 24" for gag and black grouper, 20", red grouper and 16" for scamp grouper, measured from end to end.
Try This Grouper Recipe!
Pecan Crusted Grouper
½ cup all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large eggs
1¼ cups finely chopped pecans
6 (6-ounce) skinless grouper fillets
¼ cup butter
¼ cup olive oil
Brown Butter Sauce (recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt, and peppers. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs. In a third shallow bowl, place pecans. Dredge each fillet in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip fillet in egg, letting excess drip off. Place fillet in pecan mixture, pressing lightly to coat both sides of the fillet.
In a large skillet, melt butter and oil over medium heat. Add fillets, in batches, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Arrange fillets on baking sheet, and bake 10 minutes or until flesh flakes easily. Serve with Brown Butter Sauce.