Grouper with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons pineapple juice, reserved from canned pineapple
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes


Grouper is a firm fish and be can substituted with all snappers.

  • 4 7-ounce grouper fillets
  • Peanut oil for lubricating fish and greasing grill
  • Garlic powder
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Make Sauce: Combine cornstarch and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Mix in remaining ingredients except pineapple and pepper. Bring sauce to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking for 11/2 minutes, stirring constantly. Mix in pineapple chunks and pepper cubes. Remove sauce from heat. Reheat sauce when ready to serve.
  2. Grill Grouper: Brush grouper fillets with peanut oil and sprinkle with garlic powder. Arrange fillets on prepared grill and cook for 4 minutes. Turn fish over and continue cooking about 2 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested.
  3. Place grouper on a serving platter and drizzle with warm. Sweet and Sour Sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; serve with rice.

Yield: 4 servings