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banana fish

★★★★★ 1
a 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
serves 4
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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