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Pompano-with-Meyer Lemon Ruby-Red-Grapefruit
Florida Pompano with a Meyer Lemon - Grapefruit Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Pompano is a delightful mild white fish that lends itself to any topping you might like to add to it, especially citrus.  

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 12-14 ounces pompano fillets
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit 1/2 peeled and separated 1/2 juiced
  • zest of one Meyer lemon
  • 2 tablespoons salted pistachios- toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Place pompano fillets in baking dish, lightly coating each fillet with olive oil and adding a sprinkling of sea salt and black pepper
  2. Add a little water to the pan and roast pompano in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes
  3. In a saute pan over medium high heat add 1 tsp butter and allow to melt, when the pan is hot add in pistachios. Toss and keep over the heat for about a minute then add the white wine. Allow the alcohol to burn off (30 seconds or so)
  4. Add in grapefruit juice and Meyer lemon zest, turn heat to low and reduce slightly.
  5. Take remaining butter and roll it in flour, add this to the sauce (this is called a beurre manie) it will thicken your sauce.
  6. Remove from heat and hold until pompano is finished cooking.
  7. Reheat sauce being very careful not to overheat sauce. If the sauce looks a little oily or to thick add a teaspoon of water to the sauce, this will help restore it.
  8. Serve sauce over Pompano and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Florida Pompano with a Meyer Lemon - Grapefruit Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 604mg 25%
Potassium 515mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 37%
Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.