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grouper captiva

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories)
Cullowhee, NC

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!

(2 ratings)
yield 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grouper captiva

  • 2
    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

How To Make grouper captiva

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter bottom of baking dish.
  • 2
    Cut a slit in middle of grouper & stuff with scallops, put into baking dish.
  • 3
    Season filets lightly with salt, pepper & old bay seasoning.
  • 4
    Top each filet with 3 Tbsp butter & drizzle with the white wine.
  • 5
    Bake 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.