Fresh Grouper is a lean, moist fish with a distinctive yet mild flavor, large flakes and a firm texture. The Red Grouper has a slightly sweeter, milder flavor than the Black Grouper and is considered to be the better of the two. Grouper’s flavor profile is like a cross between Bass and Halibut.
Fresh Grouper is a member of the serranidae family which also includes sea bass.
Red Grouper, (True) Black Grouper, and Gag
Good sustainability. They are shallow water fishes and tend to cluster in large congregations over rocky reefs toward noon, placid and unperturbed until dusk. When night falls, they become true leopards of the reef, feeding voraciously on sardines, herrings and anchovies.