The recipe calls for grouper, but any fresh white fish works just as well, like fresh gulf coast snapper.
Riviera Maya Drunken Fish
Also known as Grilled Riviera Grouper
- 1/3 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 3/4 cup lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon light olive oil
- 4 grouper fillets, or other white fish
- 4 Roma tomatoes -diced
- 1 medium onion -diced
- 1 jalapeño -seeded & minced
- Pinch of sugar
- 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Salt & pepper to taste
Mix the first six ingredients together. Lay out the fillets in a large dish and spoon mixture over covering well. Let set at room temperature for half an hour flipping over half way.
Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl to make the salsa, cover and refrigerate.
Heat the grill to very hot. Remove fillets from marinade patting dry. Bring the marinade to a boil and reserve.
Brush fillets with additional olive oil and if desired, sprinkle with a little pepper. Grill four minutes on each side.
Spoon the marinade over the fish right before removing from grill. Serve with the salsa on top. Add a simple salad as a side and serve with ice cold Mexican beer.