Blue Crab Stuffed Black Grouper


2 1-lb. black grouper fillets
1 lb. blue crab meat
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 chopped green pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. butter
2 c. soft bread crumbs
3 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. pepper

To make the blue crab stuffing, first remove any pieces of shell from the crab meat. Cook the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until tender, but not brown. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cut a slit halfway down the center of each of the grouper fillets and slice horizontally to create a pocket. Fill this pocket with the crab stuffing mixture, then brush fillets with melted butter and salt. Bake at 425° for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 4.