Mediterranean Grouper with Lemon-Caper Wine Sauce

Vickie Parks


This is a classic recipe that's a favorite of those following the Mediterranean diet. There are multiple variations of Mediterranean Grouper, and this one makes use of fresh lemons and capers that are grown throughout the Mediterranean region...even Malta! It's a healthy and tasty dish that's so quick to prepare. It makes a great entree choice when entertaining company because the sauce is delectable and rounds out the main dish quite nicely. Add a side dish of roasted potatoes and a fresh-baked Mediterranean Olive Bread, and you have a fantastic dinner that you and your guests will love.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
10 Min


  • 4
    grouper fillets, 6- to 8-oz each (scamp or red snapper can be used if grouper isn't available)
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 large
    lemons, zested and juiced (you need 1/4 cup juice and about 2 tbsp zest)
  • 2 Tbsp
    capers, rinsed
  • 1 clove
    fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup
    white wine
  • 1 handful
    flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 large
    lemon, cut into 4 wedges

How to Make Mediterranean Grouper with Lemon-Caper Wine Sauce


  1. Season fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. When hot, add the fillets with the skin side down, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until the bottom is nicely browned and a light golden tone.
  3. Turn fillets over, and add 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 to 2 Tbsp lemon zest, capers, garlic and wine. Cover the pan (in case the pan sauce spatters), and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until fillets until done and the flesh is firm and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  4. Arrange fillets on 4 individual plates, and pour the lemon/caper wine pan sauce over each fillet. Garnish servings with chopped parsley and lemon wedge, and serve immediately.

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About Mediterranean Grouper with Lemon-Caper Wine Sauce

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Low Carb

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