Grouper Captiva

Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories)


We used to have a condo in Ft. Myers Beach, FLA - right across the street & a little down the way was "The Reef Restaurant". There was only one thing we ever got there & was the Grouper Captiva.

Unfortunately, once Hurricane Charley hit on 8/13/04, The Reef Restaurant was destroyed. :(

Thankfully, since we were there all the time & knew the chef - we got the recipe! YEA!!!! :)

Making this sure brings back good memories of that restaurant!

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grouper filets (orange roughy & tilapia works too)
1/2 lb
deep sea scallops (3 - 4 per fillet)
salt and pepper, to taste
old bay seasoning, to taste
6 Tbsp
butter, cold, cut into 1 tbsp pieces, + more for greasing dish
spalsh of white wine
1/2 Tbsp
bread crumbs, seasoned
1 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded


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1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter bottom of baking dish.

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2Cut a slit in middle of grouper & stuff with scallops, put into baking dish.

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3Season filets lightly with salt, pepper & old bay seasoning.

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4Top each filet with 3 Tbsp butter & drizzle with the white wine.

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5Bake 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with seasoned bread crumbs & top with cheese. Bake additional 8 - 10 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breads, Fish, Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy