Tuesday 30 April 2019

how to cook whole Grouper. Tomato Grouper With Tomato Gravy

Hello foodie friends

Today I tried my hands on cooking up a seasonal fish - Tomato Grouper. Prepared a really simple keto recipe that involves no starch or complex carbohydrates.

Tomato Grouper in Tomato sauce

Tomato contains plenty of antioxidants, in particular, lycopene, that may prevent a number of diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Fish gives the body protein for building and repair as well as omega 3 that is anti-inflammatory to the body and is needed for heart and brain health.

Tomato really adds good flavours with fish hence I am doing a simple tangy gravy along with it.

Tomato grouper Cambay Tiger


500 gms tomato grouper fish
250 ml tomato puree
1 red onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Capsicum
2 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp red chilly powder
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tbsp Italian herb mix
Zest from 1 lemon


1. Clean the fish well, remove the guts and fins. Use a sharp knife to take the scales off. I got my fish cleaned at Cambay Tiger. For this recipe, I used a Tomato Grouper.

tomato grouper

2. Now add salt, pepper, turmeric powder and a dash of chilly powder to the grouper. Marinate for half an hour.

3. Now take a frying pan and add 1 tbsp cooking oil. Add the diced onion, capsicum and chopped garlic.  Sauté for two minutes.

4. Add tomato puree and ketchup and cook till it becomes thick.

5. Season with Italian herb mix and lemon zest.

6. Now cook the grouper in a pan with little oil sauteing on both sides. You can even cook the grouper in the oven at 220 °C for 15 minutes.

7. Now place the tomato grouper in a big dish. Top it with the tomato gravy and garnish it with coriander leaves or parsley.

8. Enjoy with green vegetables or mixed salad.

Tomato Grouper in Tomato sauce


Fish cooks easily unlike chicken or meat so don't overcook it for a long time.

The tomato grouper has Fish bones so be careful while eating. You can cook the fish as fillets too, while deboning it from the middle.

Cambay Tiger

Shopping for fish at Cambay Tiger is always a pleasant experience. The store smells fresh. They stock up on fresh catch. The staff assists you with cleaning too. The fish is packed well, sometimes even pre marinating can be asked for.
The tomato Grouper is a seasonal fish available for a brief time. Got the entire big fish for INR 375. It was cleaned scaled and completely ready for cooking.

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