Recipe: Mediterranean Grouper from Randy’s Fishmarket Restaurant in Naples, Florida


This is a great healthy dish! Enjoy with fresh Florida Grouper or other fresh seafood of choice, such as Tripletail, Snapper, Mahi, or Hogfish.

Serves 4



2 oz. pine nuts (toasted)

2 oz. pitted black olives

2 oz. diced tomatoes

2 Tablespoons dry white wine

3 Tablespoons grape seed oil

1 tablespoon garlic

1 tablespoon shallot

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro


(4) 6-8 ounce fresh black grouper fillets.

Black pepper



In a heavy nonstick sauté pan, heat oil over high heat. Cook fillets 3-5 minutes until browned. Transfer to a platter, set aside. Reduce heat to medium, sauté shallot and garlic 2 minutes.

Add pine nuts, white wine, tomatoes, olives, and black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Cover pan and simmer 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Return fillets to skillet and simmer in the sauce until heated through. Serve topped with simmered sauce and cilantro.

Note: the sauce can be adjusted to your tastes and preferences– I like to experiment in the kitchen, that is half the fun! I suggest trying this with the addition or substitution of any of the following you might like: zucchini, bell peppers (multi-colored), diced eggplant, almonds (as an alternative to pine nuts) and fresh basil (as an alternative to cilantro). Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Preferred Destination, Randy’s Fishmarket in Naples, FL

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