Fennel Crusted Grouper

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Toasted fennel seeds, along with dill and thyme, make a terrific tasting crust on grouper in this recipe developed by Chef Allen Susser. Serve with Vanilla Beurre Blanc for a special presentation.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • Toast fennel seeds over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until aromatic in a small skillet. Remove from skillet. Finely crush toasted seeds using a mortar and pestle, a spice mill, a clean coffee grinder or a rolling pin. Blend with dill, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Rub spice mixture evenly on both sides of grouper fillets. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; set aside.
  • Heat remaining oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add fillets; saute 4-5 minutes per side or until done and lightly browned. Add white wine to pan; cook 1 minute. Remove grouper to serving plate. Serve with Vanilla Beurre Blanc, if desired.