Banana Fish

Jody Standifer


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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15 Min
20 Min


talapia, fillets, rinsed and patted dry
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)


1Heat oven to 375 and season fish on both sides with salt, pepper, paprika and red pepper.
2in 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.
3Slice 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.
4Serve with salsa on the top or the side. I usually serve a nice green salad or green beans on the side.
5To 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