Craving a seafood dish that perfectly captures the essence of summer? Look no further than our Cajun Pan Seared Grouper! This easy-to-make recipe features fresh grouper fillets, seasoned with bold Cajun spices, and seared to golden perfection. Perfect for warm evenings, this dish brings a taste of New Orleans to your Venice kitchen, making it an ideal choice for seafood lovers. Discover the vibrant flavors and simplicity of Cajun cuisine with this delightful grouper recipe.

Savor the Summer with Cajun Pan Seared Grouper

Savor the Summer with Cajun Pan Seared Grouper

Summer in Venice calls for light, flavorful meals that celebrate the bounty of the sea. Our Cajun Pan Seared Grouper recipe is perfect for those warm evenings when you crave something delicious yet simple to prepare. With the freshest grouper fillets from our beloved local markets, this dish combines the zesty kick of Cajun spices with the succulent, flaky texture of perfectly seared fish. It’s a recipe that’s sure to become a summer favorite!

Discover the Best Local Seafood at Detwiler’s and Walt’s

If you’re anything like me, sourcing the freshest local seafood is an adventure that promises mouthwatering rewards. In Sarasota county, two standout destinations make this quest not only fruitful but downright enjoyable: Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market and Walt’s Fish Market. There’s also Cut Right Seafood in Englewood (but be advised they close during the summer).

The Freshness of Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market

Walking into Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market feels like stepping into a seafood lover’s paradise. This bustling market is a local treasure, known far and wide for its impressive selection of fresh, high-quality seafood. Whether you’re on the hunt for plump shrimp, tender scallops, or the catch of the day, Detwiler’s delivers. The market’s lively ambiance, filled with the chatter of friendly vendors and the aroma of the ocean’s bounty, makes every visit a delightful experience. It’s not just shopping; it’s a full-on sensory journey.

Why We Love Detwiler’s:

  • Variety: From snapper to swordfish, the variety is endless.
  • Quality: Every piece of seafood is meticulously selected for freshness.
  • Experience: The vibrant atmosphere turns shopping into a fun outing.

The Rich Heritage of Walt’s Fish Market

Walt’s Fish Market isn’t just a place to buy seafood; it’s a slice of Venice’s maritime history. This family-owned gem has been serving the community with pride and dedication for generations. Walt’s commitment to sustainable fishing practices ensures that every bite you take is not only delicious but also responsibly sourced. The market’s cozy, welcoming vibe makes it a beloved spot for locals and visitors alike.

Why Walt’s Stands Out:

  • Heritage: Deep-rooted in Venice’s fishing culture.
  • Sustainability: Ethical sourcing you can feel good about.
  • Community: A friendly atmosphere that makes you feel like family.

Supporting Local Markets

Choosing to shop at Detwiler’s and Walt’s means more than just enjoying great seafood; it’s about supporting local businesses that are the heartbeat of our community. These markets embody Venice’s rich fishing heritage and commitment to sustainability. So, the next time you’re planning a seafood feast, remember these local gems. By supporting them, you’re helping to preserve the authentic charm and flavor of Venice.

Our Version of Cajun Pan Seared Grouper

Inspired by the bold flavors of Cajun cuisine, our take on Cajun Pan Seared Grouper promises to delight your taste buds with a perfect blend of spices and fresh, local ingredients. It’s a dish that brings the spirit of New Orleans right into your Venice kitchen!

cajun pan seared grouper

20 Minute Cajun Pan Seared Grouper

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Fresh grouper fillets are seasoned with bold Cajun spices and seared to golden perfection. This easy and flavorful dish brings a taste of New Orleans to your kitchen, making it perfect for warm evenings and seafood lovers.


  • 4 grouper fillets
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning (I swear by Slap Ya Mama!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    Preparation: Pat the grouper fillets dry with paper towels. Season both sides generously with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.

    Searing: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the grouper fillets. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork.

    Finish with Butter: Reduce the heat to medium, and add the butter to the skillet. Once melted, squeeze the lemon juice over the fillets and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

    Serve: Plate the grouper fillets and drizzle with the buttery pan sauce. Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 190Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 55mgSodium 1754mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 21g

Nutrition calculated based on general ingredients. Value can vary based on brands and other factors.

Explore More with Our Seafood Guide

Want to dive deeper into the world of seafood? Check out our comprehensive Guide to Seafood on the blog! It’s packed with tips on selecting the best fish, storage advice, and delicious recipes that will make you a seafood connoisseur in no time. Whether you’re a novice cook or a seasoned chef, our guide has something for everyone.

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