11 Absolutely Delicious Types of Tropical Fish

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According to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), grouper is still on the menu in the Sunshine State. Red grouper is one of the most common types caught locally, and it maintains acceptable harvest levels, making it a sustainable choice, for NOAA Fisheries.

Whether you’re taking a trip to Florida or just picking up that tasty fish from your local fishmonger, you’ll be satisfied with this member of the bass family. Before you go shopping, it’s worth noting that the FDACS warns consumers that less reputable sellers sometimes swap grouper for less expensive fish, as it leans toward the more expensive end of the spectrum. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t grouper.

The delicate flavor, lean meat and flaky consistency are easy to enjoy, and it wouldn’t be out of place to compare it with chicken. Finn’s Fishing Tips the grouper sites swimming between halibut and bass in terms of flavor. You can do many things with grouper in the kitchen, such as pan-frying, grilling, poaching, sautéing, baking, and steaming. It is also commonly breaded and fried for a tasty fish sandwich, burger, or fish and chip combo. Grouper cooks quickly, so watch closely and remove from heat once the flesh is opaque and flaky.

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