Baked Grunts

  • 6 whole grunts, cleaned
  • 1/2 cup lime juice or juice of 5 Key limes
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 small hot red pepper
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • lime slices for garnish
  • avocado slices for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees:

Butter a shallow baking pan large enough to hold fish. Add the Grunts, the lime & lemon juices and the hot pepper. Cover the baking pan with a buttered piece of foil or wax paper and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the Grunts with a slotted spoon to a serving platter. Season to taste with salt and pepper, spread the softened butter over the top, and serve with Lime and Avocado slices. Delicious served with hot buttered bacon gouda cheese grits. Serves 6