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banana fish

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jody Standifer
Lake Wylie, SC

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!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana fish

  • 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)

How To Make banana fish

  • 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.

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