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Citrus Crusted Pompano With Grapefruit Butter Sauce

Citrus Crusted Pompano With Grapefruit Butter Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon very finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon very finely grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon very finely grated orange zest
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 whole pompano, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons Essence
  • Grapefruit Butter Sauce
  • 4 1/4-inch slices fresh orange
  • 4 1/4-inch slices fresh lime
  • 4 1/4-inch slices fresh lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • In a bowl, combine the zests, breadcrumbs, butter, shallots, salt, pepper, and sugar, and mix well.

  • Season the flesh side of the pompano with the Essence. Stuff each fish with a slice of orange, lime and lemon. Place the fish in a roasting pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Divide the crumb mixture evenly among the fish and pack lightly to make a crust. Return to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer.

  • Remove from the oven and transfer to 4 large plates. Top with the sauce and serve immediately.

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