Black Grouper is considered one of the best eating fish in the ocean. If you’ve been to The Shack, you probably know that we offer a lot of black grouper on our menu. You’ve got our popular Gulf Grouper Sandwich (a Cortez classic!), the delicious Bronzed Gulf Grouper entrée with braised greens, potato hash and tabasco hollandaise, some fresh catches and more. We want to educate you, our valued guests, on why we choose to put black grouper, as opposed to other grouper, on our menu. We feel it’s important for you to know more about it and understand why it’s definitely worth the fair market price.
What does it taste like?
Black grouper has a mild but very unique taste. It’s somewhat of a cross between bass and halibut. Available year-round with peak catches in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico occurring during the summer and fall, black grouper meat cooks up very firm with big flakes and holds its moisture better than many other fish. The flavor of this species is distinctively delicious when compared to other grouper and finishes with a nice lobster and shrimp flavor due to the grouper’s diet of shellfish.
So why is our black grouper so special?
Well, the black grouper we catch is a cold water grouper that is caught at least 100 miles off shore. Due to the depths of the water that far out, the fish are constantly swimming around and in motion. This causes them to be more firm and flaky when cooked. Many restaurants use a red grouper, which is a shallow warm water fish. Warm water fish are more susceptible to getting parasites due to the temperature of the water.
Black Grouper vs. Red Grouper
The Seafood Shack Standard
It’s our mission to always serve our guests fresh and local seafood. To ensure the freshness and quality of the black grouper we serve, we bring them in whole so we can inspect the gills, eyes and other areas of the fish. If something about it doesn’t fit our standards, we won’t use it. It’s as simple as that.
Serving Size: 100g/3.5oz. (raw)
Amount Per Serving
-Fat Calories: 9.2
-Total Fat: 1 g
-Saturated Fat:0.2 g
-Cholesterol: 37 mg
-Sodium: 53 mg
-Protein: 19.4 g
-Omega-3: 0.3 g