Crab Cake Topped Grouper

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Crab Cake Topped Grouper
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Crab Cake Topped Grouper

Serves: 2 people           Cook Time: 45 minutes     Preparation Time: 1.5 Hours       Difficulty: Moderate

A great version of crab stuffed grouper packed with flavor from the grill.


2 Grouper fillets
½ lb of lump crab meat
2 cups of panko bread crumbs
1 egg yolk
1 Tbls of Old Bay
¼ cup of finely diced red bell pepper
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
⅛ tsp celery seed
⅛ tsp thyme
⅛ tsp smoked paprika


  1. Make a spice rub for the grouper. Mix all dry ingredients except Old Bay Seasoning.
  2. Prepare crab cake mixture by mixing crab, egg yolk, mayo, bread crumbs, red pepper, salt, pepper and Old Bay.  Gently mix to leave lumb crab together.
  3. Form into round cakes 2 inches thick and bake in a 350° oven until golden brown.
  4. Rub grouper with spice mix and grill and cook for approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side. You only need to flip it once on the grill.
  5. Serve topped with 2 Crab Cakes



If you’re unsure of whether it’s fully cooked or not, you can test it with a digital meat thermometer at the center of the thickest part of the fillet. The temperature should read approximately 135°


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