This Bacon Horseradish Lobster Stuffed Grouper Recipe is simply amazing! This Grouper Recipe takes less than 30 minutes and is special enough to serve to guests!
Seriously, this fish is incredibly good!! It has so much flavor with the stuffing but not so much that it overpowers the fish! The fish is very flavorful but rather than a strong “fishy” taste, it’s mellow and mild!
If you’ve been reading the blog lately, you probably noticed our obsession with fish this Spring. We found a new fishmonger in town that has the best quality fresh seafood that I have found in ages! He also has such a great variety!
What is Grouper?
Grouper is a warm water fish species that lives in the warm coral reefs off of the south coast of Florida
I have never made grouper. In fact, I don’t think I have ever eaten grouper! What a delicious treat! It is firm, yet flaky, super flavorful but not strong or “fishy”. In my mind the perfect fish for broiling!
The inspiration for this grouper recipe was born from the idea that a stuffing might be good. One of our favorite dishes is this Horseradish and Bacon Encrusted Beef Filet. The crust is buttery, has bacon (that has to raise it to the fantastic level) and the piquant flavor of the horseradish are simply marvelous together! Perusing the refrigerator, I noticed some of the small walking legs of the lobster left from our dinner the night before and thought that would make a perfect addition!
Use Leftover Frozen Cooked Bacon for The Stuffing for this Grouper Recipe
When I cook bacon, I always stash a few pieces in a baggie and store it in the freezer. It is perfect for occasions just like this! It makes life so much easier to have a variety of items in your “pantry” that are cooked and ready to add to any dish you choose! Due to this little trick of mine, this meal takes less than half an hour from start to finish! (I use this trick for lots of things. Bread crumbs, roasted peppers, extra leftover sauces or frostings, etc. Anything that freezes well is perfect!)
I hope you enjoy this Bacon, Horseradish, Lobster Stuffed Grouper Recipe as much as we did! Perfect for any night but fancy enough to serve to guests!
Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
Bacon Horseradish Lobster Stuffed Grouper Recipe
- 1 lb. grouper filet
- 2 slices crispy bacon
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 c fresh bread crumbs
- 2-3 tbsp prepared horseradish
- 4 oz cooked lobster
- 12 spears small, blanched asparagus, for garnish
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Chop bacon and lobster into small pieces.
- Mix butter, bread crumbs and horseradish in a small bowl until well incorporated. Add bacon and thoroughly combine. Lightly mix in lobster so the pieces don't break up too much.
- Place Grouper on a roasting pan, skin side down. Broil on high in the center oven, for approximately 3-4 minutes, depending on the size of the filet. Remove from oven, carefully flip the filet so the flesh side is down. Return to oven and broil another 3 minutes or so.
- Remove from the oven and top with the stuffing. Move rack up to the second shelf, return fish to the oven and brown the stuffing. Watch it now very carefully so you don't burn the stuffing.
What is the sauce pictured with the grouper?
Hi Danny! The orange sauce is a sweet potato puree, the green in the center, is a thinned out asparagus puree, so that it would more transparent! Thanks for stopping by, and your question!
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
First of all, this dish is so gorgeous that I can’t EVEN…oh my gawd. Second, I absolutely LOVE seafood, but I live in Wisconsin. So whenever I visit one of the coasts (like last week!) I can’t get enough fish into my face. Grouper became my new fave last year during a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, so I can’t wait to fork over WHATEVER amount it takes to my overpriced—er, local—seafood market so that I can make this recipe PRONTO.
Thank you sooo much, Michelle! I hope you don’t gouged too bad!! I am not on the ocean either but I think this grouper was only 7.99 or 8.99 a pound. I hope you don’t get gouged too much! We absolutely loved grouper! Such a great flavor! Shoot me a pic when you make it!
Not a seafood eater but I just love the way you have plated the preparation… so like the ones one gets at a fine dining restaurant.
Thank you so much, Mayuri! I appreciate your comment!
Great idea Beth to freeze the bacon, I never thought about it. Great recipe I love the combination of flavors. I wish I had leftover lobster in the fridge..a dream !
Haha, thanks, Laura! I always sneak a few pieces of bacon into the freezer before the boys eat it all!
I’ve had grouper in Mexico once, and liked it, but never tried cooking it myself. Your presentation is absolutely restaurant-worthy! This is a winning dish!
Thank you so much! That is so nice of you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post!
I am loving everything about this recipe. Absolutely decadent with such an intriguing combination of flavors. The plating is gorgeous, too!
Thank you Amanda! Very kind! It’s super flavorful!
Such an elegant appetizer! So much flavor…I’d love to try this!
Thank you so much, Catherine! It really does pop with flavor!
I really love horseradish and asparagus so loving how you plated it. Great for a date night!
So do I! Thank you so much, Stephanie!
You really can’t go wrong with those flavors. Love lobster and grouper and the addition of bacon and horseradish makes it extra special, I’m sure.
That it does! Thanks so much for your comment, Linda!
Beautiful presentation!! I’ve never tried grouper before, it looks delicious!
Thank you so much, Iman! It is very delicious! Thanks for your comment!
We cook up a lot of “stuffed” seafood entrees – it’s always so delicious! My husband is all about horseradish (me not so much), and he would love this dish.
I’m with your husband, I love horseradish! Thanks for your comment, Renee!
Wow Beth! Awesome recipe, it looks so good and I love how beautifully you plated it, it inspires me for my next posts! Pinning!
Thanks, Patty! I’m glad you like it!
Could this be used to stuff a tenderloin?
We actually cut a beef tenderloin into filet pieces, about 2″ thick. Then we broil the filets until almost done to our liking. Take them out of the oven. Add the bacon horseradish crust in a layer on the top and then broil it again, until browned. We have never added the lobster to it, but that would be awesome, I would think!! Let me know if you try it
I have never cooked grouper at home before. This looks very delicious, and it doesn’t take long to make. Trying it soon! 😉
I never had either! It was so easy and super flavorful!
Jennifer | Low Carb with Jennifer
Looks delicious and only a handful of ingredients! I’ve never tried grouper but I will have to give this a try.
I was surprised how well it cooked up! Tender, flavorful and a great firm texture!