Acapulco Margarita Grouper


  • 4 (6 oz) grouper fillets
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch white sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place fish in a shallow baking dish.  In a bowl, stir together the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic and olive oil.  Pour mixture over fillets and rub into fish.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning the fillets once.
  2. Preheat the grill to a high heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss together the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and sugar.  Season to taste with salt.  Set salsa aside.
  4. Remove fillets from marinade and pat dry.  Brush the fillets with oil and sprinkle with ground black pepper.  In a small sauce pan, boil remaining marinade for several minutes.  Remove from heat and strain out garlic cloves.  Set aside to cool.
  5. Grill fish for 4 minutes per side or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.  Transfer fillets to a to a serving dish.  Spoon salsa over the fish and drizzle with the cooked marinade to serve.