Quick, festive and very Bahamian! This Baked Bahamian Grouper is sure to please your onboard guests. Recipe serves four.
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 small onions, peeled and sliced
1 sweet bell pepper, seeded, cored, and cut into strips
.3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
5 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
2 lbs. skinless grouper filet, cut into 4 servings
1 tsp. lemon pepper (or 1/2tsp. lemon zest, 1/2tsp. black pepper, 1/4 tsp. salt)
2-3 pinches cayenne or one chopped 1 jalapeno pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers; cook until soft, stirring often (about 10 minutes). Stir in tomatoes and paste, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until onions are very soft (about 15 minutes).
Season sauce with salt and pepper. Place grouper in a baking dish. Season fish with lemon pepper and cayenne. Top with sauce and bake until fish is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes. Serve over plain rice.
By Lori Ross, Southern Boating May 2018