Baked Halibut with Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple salsa will spice up any plain fish dish – and add a hearty serving of fruits and veggies! This fresh, homemade salsa offers lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, along with the heat of a jalapeno pepper and the sweetness of pineapple. Although I used halibut in this recipe, any white fish will do. I’ve made this before using sea bass and prefer the less oily texture of the halibut with the salsa. My main suggestion? Try to opt for a wild-caught fish!
Ingredients (serves 2):
12 oz wild-caught Halibut (or any other white fish of your choice), divided into two, 6-oz portions
1 tsp olive oil
4 roma tomatoes
1 C cubed pineapple
1/2 jalapeno pepper (seeds removed if you don’t want the salsa very spicy)
1/2 small red onion
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, stems removed (about 5 sprigs)
dash ground black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Spray casserole dish with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray. Place halibut in casserole dish and drizzle olive oil over fish, distributing it evenly. Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder over each fish fillet. Set aside.
3. Dice tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and pineapple. Combine in bowl.
4. Rinse cilantro leaves and pat dry. Finely chop cilantro and add to salsa. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste. Combine well and set aside.
5. Bake fish in oven until flakey and opaque, approximately 25 minutes. The internal temperature of the fish should reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Remove fish from oven and top each fillet with salsa. Make sure to save some salsa on the side to scoop up with veggies and/or tortilla chips! Enjoy!
The Goods: What’s Inside?
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving:
*1 serving is 1 6 oz fillet with half of the salsa
Calories 340 calories, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 70 mg, Carbohydrates 20 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 48 g, Calcium 138 mg, Sodium 206 mg