Gulfside Blackened Grouper fired in a cast-iron skillet to crispy flaky perfection. Living in South Florida has advantages. Balmy breezes in the middle of winter, a bevy of fruit trees heavy with fruit throughout the year and fishing boats with fresh fish in your backyard.
Heat a heavy cast iron pan on high heat until extremely hot, about 10 minutes.
Season Grouper fillets liberally with Badass Blackened Seasoning, allow the fillets to rest while the cast iron comes to temperature.
Add the butter to the cast iron and then immediately add the seasoned grouper into the skillet. Be sure to lay the fillets in an away motion so the butter does not splatter on you. Add the sliced lemon face down. Cook on the first side for 4-5 minutes and reduce heat slightly if necessary. Then flip the fillets and allow them to finish cooking on the other side for approximately 4-5 minutes (1-inch thick fillets).
Remove from the heat and allow the fish to rest for 5 minutes, prep your plates. Shown here as a Blackened Grouper Sandwich, served with fries, salad and fresh tartar sauce on the side.