Hello, culinary aficionados! Today, we're diving into a dish that sings the praises of simplicity with a harmony of flavors that will have your taste buds dancing. I'm talking about a delectable Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil—a recipe that proves healthy eating doesn't have to skimp on flavor. This dish is not only a feast for your palate but also a visual delight, making it a perfect centerpiece for your next dinner party or a luxurious yet easy weeknight meal.

Easy Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil: A Healthy, Flavorful Dinner Recipe

Savor the Mediterranean breeze with each bite of this Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil—fresh, flaky grouper fillets are beautifully baked with juicy cherry tomatoes, aromatic garlic, and fresh basil, all drizzled with a rich balsamic glaze, creating a healthy yet luxurious meal that’s as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye. Perfect for a nutritious and impressive dinner!

As a Floridian, Grouper is a fish that is on almost every restaurant's menu around here. While a simple pan seared Grouper is always delicious, there are so many other ways to prepare it! I’m thrilled to share a grouper recipe that’s as healthy as it is heavenly – my Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil. Perfect for those evenings when you crave something delightful yet straightforward… where succulent grouper fillets meet the vibrant zest of cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, all married together with a hint of garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar. It's a recipe that promises to be as nourishing as it is flavorful, perfect for a family meal or a cozy night in.

What You'll Need:

To bring this dish to life, you’ll need the following simple, yet vibrant ingredients:

  • Grouper fillets: The star of the show, grouper is a mild, yet distinctly sweet fish that holds up beautifully when baked.
  • Cherry tomatoes: These little gems add a burst of juiciness and are a perfect acidic complement to the fish.
  • Fresh basil: Nothing quite compares to the aroma of fresh basil. It brings a fresh and slightly peppery taste that ties all the other ingredients together.
  • Garlic, minced: Adds that punch of sharp, aromatic flavor crucial to rounding out the dish.
  • Balsamic vinegar: Introduces a touch of tanginess and depth, enhancing the natural flavors of the tomatoes and fish.
  • Olive oil: Helps keep everything moist and adds a subtle richness.

Why This Recipe Rocks!

Let’s break down why this Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil should be your go-to recipe:

  • Health Benefits: Grouper is a great source of lean protein and contains valuable minerals like magnesium and iron. Coupled with the antioxidant properties of tomatoes and the health benefits of garlic and olive oil, this dish is as nutritious as it is delicious.
  • Ease and Convenience: With a preparation time that’s practically negligible and a bake time of just about 15 minutes, this dish is your best friend on a busy weekday night.
  • Flavor Profile: The mild sweetness of grouper complements the acidity from the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, while basil adds a fresh dimension that makes this dish vibrantly tasty.

Pairing Suggestions

To make this meal truly complete, here are a few pairing suggestions:

  • A Fresh Green Salad: A simple salad dressed with olive oil and lemon juice will balance the richness of the fish or really ramp up the flavor with Orange Pomegranate Salad with Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette or get zesty with Guilt-Free Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
  • Grilled Asparagus: For a touch of smoky flavor.
  • Creamed Spinach: This is a rich and comforting side that's both low carb and keto-friendly, making it a great addition to your healthy dinner.
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze: These Brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, coated in a sweet and savory balsamic glaze. This dish adds a robust, slightly sweet flavor that pairs beautifully with the grouper.
  • Easy Broccoli Stir Fry: A quick and nutritious option, this stir fry combines broccoli with bell peppers, onions, and snap peas, all seasoned with garlic, ginger, cinnamon, and chili powder. It's a flavorful and colorful side that complements the grouper perfectly.
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Salad: This light and refreshing salad features quinoa mixed with lime juice, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and parsley. Its bright, tangy flavors and hearty texture make it an excellent pairing with the baked grouper.

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Savor the Mediterranean breeze with each bite of this Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil—fresh, flaky grouper fillets are beautifully baked with juicy cherry tomatoes, aromatic garlic, and fresh basil, all drizzled with a rich balsamic glaze, creating a healthy yet luxurious meal that’s as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye. Perfect for a nutritious and impressive dinner!

Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Savor the Mediterranean breeze with each bite of this Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil—fresh, flaky grouper fillets are beautifully baked with juicy cherry tomatoes, aromatic garlic, and fresh basil, all drizzled with a rich balsamic glaze, creating a healthy yet luxurious meal that’s as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye. Perfect for a nutritious and impressive dinner!

Ingredients

  • 4 Grouper fillets (about 6 oz each)
  • 1 Cup Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Arrange the grouper fillets in a baking dish.
  3. Scatter the halved cherry tomatoes and minced garlic around the fish.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the ingredients.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until the fish is flaky and cooked through.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil before serving.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 127Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 40mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 22g

*This is an automatic calculation by a third party app*

So, there you have it—a Baked Grouper with Tomato and Basil that’s bound to impress. Whether you’re looking to whip up a quick dinner or want to impress at your next dinner party, this recipe is a surefire winner. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and beautiful to present, it checks all the boxes for a perfect meal.

Ready to try this mouth-watering recipe? Give it a go, and don’t forget to share your culinary creations with us on social media using the hashtags #SassyCooking #BakedGrouperRecipe and #TomatoBasilFish. We love seeing your takes on our favorites! Happy cooking, and here’s to meals that bring joy and health to your table!

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