Blackened Grouper w/ Grain Medley and Sliced Carrots

January 20, 2015 at 6:07 PM | Posted in fish, Minute Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Grouper w/ Grain Medley and Sliced CarrotsBlackend Grouper Grain Carrots 006

Not a bad day here in west Chester today, partly sunny and a high in the upper 40’s. I had a doctor’s appointment at 10:30 this morning. My 2 year checkup to make sure my Hip Replacement is doing good on the inside, a couple of x-rays and a physical exam and done. Everything looked great! Then later ran Mom and Dad for a checkup at their Family Doctor. Too many Doctors today! For dinner some Gulf Coast Grouper!, I prepared Blackened Grouper w/ Grain Medley and Sliced Carrots.



Yesterday some good friends of mine returned from Florida and brought me some Gulf Coast Grouper that they had just caught days before there in Florida. They have a home in Southern Florida along the Gulf Coast and go down quite often. And they usually bring me back some Grouper or Snapper on their return. Thank goodness they love fishing!


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They had frozen the Grouper so I left it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patting dry and cut it into smaller pieces. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and seasoned them with Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. Then I got out my favorite skillet, The Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated, on medium heat, I added my Grouper. Cooked it about 4 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! Cast Iron Skillets are perfect to use for any cooking but especially when Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This fish turned out so good, hard to describe! Moist and bursting with flavor. Just something about Gulf Seafood. The Zatarain’s Seasonings are perfect for any Seafood.

For one side I prepared some Minute Multi Grain Medley. I love the Multi Grain, It has Brown Rice, Thai Red Rice, Wild Rice, and Quinoa. Now that’s a good combo of Grains! Plus it’s only 160 calories and 31 net carbs per serving, which isn’t bad for a Grain Dish. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Mote Sliced Carrots along with a slice of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread, which was leftover from last night’s meal. For dessert later a Healthy Choice dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

Kitchen Dictionary: grouper
A fish weighing from 5-15 pounds. The flesh is lean and firm, but the skin is strongly flavored and should be removed before cooking. Popular varieties are the black grouper, Nassau grouper, red grouper and yellowmouth/yellowfin grouper.

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* How to prepare: braise, grill, poach, saute, steam
* Matches well with: garlic, honey, lemon, mustard, spinach, white wine
* Substitutions: halibut, sea bass, snapper

Popular Grouper Recipes
* Baked Grouper Creole/Parmesan
* Blackened Grouper
* Caribbean Jerk Grouper
Nutrition Facts
Calculated for 1 fillet
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 238
Calories from Fat 23 (9%)
Total Fat 2.6g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 95mg 31%
Sodium 137mg 5%
Potassium 1250mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%

Minute Multi-Grain MedleyMinute Multi Grain Medley

* Minute® Multi-Grain Medley is a blend of four popular gluten-free 100% whole grains and is ready in only 10 minutes. The four grains include:
* Brown Rice – usually brown but can be black, purple, red or a variety of exotic hues.
* Thai Red Rice – also known as Khao Deng, is an ancient grain that has a pleasant and nutty flavor.
* Wild Rice – not technically rice at all but the seed of an aquatic grass. It has a strong, hearty flavor that goes well with other grains.
* Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) – is a small, light-colored round grain, similar in appearance to sesame seeds. It cooks up light and fluffy. The protein in quinoa is a complete protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids.
This quick cooking whole grain medley is pre-portioned in 4 separate bags for ease of preparation and has a slightly chewy, nutty flavor. Perfect for any meal, even as a wholesome start to the day, this medley is great when eaten with a little olive oil and salt, cooked in meat/vegetable broths or fruit juices. Make Minute® Multi-Grain Medley a versatile recipe staple for your pantry.

1 -Do NOT use the bag for cooking. COMBINE water and contents of one bag in medium saucepan and stir. Add oil if desired. Or, if desired, to add more flavor, substitute broth, fruit or vegetable juice for water.
2 – BRING to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 MINUTES or until water is absorbed.
3 – REMOVE from heat. Fluff with fork.
Serving Size 1/2 bag (43g)
Servings Per Container 8 [2 per bag]

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories From Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2
Saturated Fat 0g 0
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Sodium 15mg 1
Potassium 80mg 2
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11
Fiber 2g 8
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

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