176 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 126
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

A crispy baked fish topped with a cheesy crab and pepper mixture. Easy to make, and nice to look at. This topping can also be used to stuff mushrooms. You may use any type of cheese that you like in this recipe - Italian cheeses work especially well.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, red pepper, yellow pepper, green onions, jalapeno, butter, crabmeat, and mozzarella cheese. Arrange grouper fillets in a single layer in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread the crumb topping evenly over the fish.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. If you have thin fillets, you may broil for 10 minutes instead of baking.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; 14.6 g total fat; 133 mg cholesterol; 424 mg sodium. 3.4 g carbohydrates; 43.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
To date I have tried and reviewed hundreds of recipes on this site and without a doubt this recipe is one of the best if not THE best. Also I have had crab crusted grouper in restaurants all over the country and I can't think of one as enjoyable as this. I made small changes like substituting green pepper for the jalapeno but ths recipe is absolutely perfect as it stands. For personal preference however I doubled the topping. I salted and peppered the filets before topping with the crab then drizzled with a little melted butter before popping it into the oven. Finally after baking I gave it a quick finish under the broiler just to brown and crisp the top. As for flavor don't be fooled by the lack of seasoning in the recipe. It's clear the peppers onions and Parmesan provide all the flavor you need. Hubby and I couldnt't have enjoyed it more. Simply beautiful and simply delicious.
(116)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2011
Bland!!! This was missing: garlic Montreal seasonings white wine and taste. I am not a fish lover and this was not the dish to convert me.
(2)
176 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 126
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
To date I have tried and reviewed hundreds of recipes on this site and without a doubt this recipe is one of the best if not THE best. Also I have had crab crusted grouper in restaurants all over the country and I can't think of one as enjoyable as this. I made small changes like substituting green pepper for the jalapeno but ths recipe is absolutely perfect as it stands. For personal preference however I doubled the topping. I salted and peppered the filets before topping with the crab then drizzled with a little melted butter before popping it into the oven. Finally after baking I gave it a quick finish under the broiler just to brown and crisp the top. As for flavor don't be fooled by the lack of seasoning in the recipe. It's clear the peppers onions and Parmesan provide all the flavor you need. Hubby and I couldnt't have enjoyed it more. Simply beautiful and simply delicious.
(116)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
Excellent grouper - my friends and family loved it. Added chopped garlic and shallot and an extra can of crab meat as well as an italian blend of grated cheeses. You will not be disappointed with this recipe. Served it with baked asparagus and an orange and scallion salad.
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2007
Oh my goodness this was even more delicious than the few times I had grouper in the past at top-notch restaurants! The only changes that I made were the following: I used cheddar cheese instead of mozz and I used Italian Seasonings breadcrumbs as opposed to the ones the recipe called for. For those of you who do not have Parmesan Breadcrumbs just add 1 tsp. of Italian Seasoning and a tsp. of (grated) parmesan cheese and it's the same difference. This recipe is spectacular!
(34)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
I accidentally made this with cod - didn't pay attention to the label when I took the fish out of the freezer - but it turned out fantastic. I added a lot more jalapeno to Husband's serving as he likes things spicy; otherwise I pretty much followed the recipe exactly. My only advice is to avoid chopping the veggies too small - I kept mine pretty large and chunky and they were still a tad overcooked after 25 mins in the oven. Anyway this was really outstanding. Thanks so much!
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2011
This was pretty good and went over well - I did spice up the extra (for the portabello - which was a great idea) with some red pepper flakes and minced garlic- the jalapeno seemed to get lost in the mix and I thought it needed a bit extra in flavoring...I also used a mix of mozzarella and parmesan. Very good I'll use this again!
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
This was so good. I used orange roughy since my local store didn't have grouper. Being from Louisiana I automatically double all the ingredients and added some salt and pepper. Also like another reviewer I seasoned my fish with salt and pepper first. I only used freshly grated parmesan regganio and let me tell you this was one of the best dishes I have ever made. It was restaurant quality. Thanks so much. I couldn't get enough of the leftovers. Second review: Since May of last year I became sick so I had to do a little tweaking to get the recipe right for my diet. I used almond flour instead of bread crumbs. That's the only change I made and couldn't tell the difference. I am def sharing this recipe with other people on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD).
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2007
Couldn't find grouper so I used Chilean sea bass instead. As always I seasoned my fish before adding the topping. This tasted very close to what I had in a restaurant. Thank you Jessica!
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
I could not get this into my recipe box fast enough. Grouper is a delicious fish but this recipe really takes it over the top. I don't think I will eat Grouper any other way!
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2007
Wonderful recipe and a great method to be used with other fish. Had leftover stuffing so am going to try stuffed mushrooms as well. Ours only took 7 minutes under the broiler so beware that 10 minutes may severely overcook your wonderful creation. Thanks for the great recipe Jessica. Update: I put the stuffing mixture into large mushrooms yesterday and baked them with some Ricotta Salada on top -- another delicious dish!
(10)