Banana Fish

Jody Standifer

By
@jodystand

One evening I didn't know how I wanted to prepare the fish I scheduled for the evening meal. So, I text-ed my husband to see what he would like, he said surprise me. I so happened to be watching Food-network's "Chopped", and it gave me a idea. Have my husband pick 3 ingredients and I would have to create something. He picked Banana, peanuts, and tomato. Okay, tomato...but banana? So, this is what I created. It was a hit. My Daughter-in-law is not fond of fish, but with my enthusiastic insisting, she had me make it. The whole family loved it and now she makes it for visiting friends!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4
talapia, fillets, rinsed and patted dry
2
ripe bananas, sliced
2 c
bread crumbs, whole wheat (or your favorite bread crumb)
4 Tbsp
peanuts, chopped (or your favorite nut)
cooking olive oil spray
salt and pepper to taste
paprika to taste (optional)
red pepper, few pinches (optional)
2 c
fresh tomato salsa (recipe follows)(optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375 and season fish on both sides with salt, pepper, paprika and red pepper.
2
in a 9x13 baking pan line with aluminum foil and spray with Olive oil. Spread 1/2 of bread crumbs on the bottom of the dish and arrange fish on top of bread crumbs.
3
Slice banana to cover each fillet with a thin layer of banana. use remaining breadcrumbs to cover bananas. sprinkle nuts on top of that, spray a little more olive oil on top so the breadcrumbs brown slightly. Bake in oven until thickest part of fish is opaque, about 20 minutes.
4
Serve with salsa on the top or the side. I usually serve a nice green salad or green beans on the side.
5
To Make salsa: finely dice 1c tomato, 1/2c red onion, 1/4c green pepper, 1/2c mango, 1/2 to 1 finely diced jalapeno, 1tsp calentio, 1/4c lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Caribbean
Other Tag: Healthy