Sweet bananas combined with oranges, cilantro and lime juice create a fresh relish to serve with mild, white-fleshed fish, or try it alongside roast chicken or pork. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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Ingredients

Fish

Banana-Orange Relish

Directions

  • To prepare fish: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Cut fish into 4 portions. Mix coriander and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly on both sides of the fish. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake the fish until it is juicy and almost flakes when pressed with a knife, 8 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness.

  • To prepare relish: Meanwhile, stir together bananas, orange zest, chopped oranges, cilantro, lime juice, coriander and salt in a medium bowl. To serve, spoon the relish over the roasted fish.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover the relish and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Tips: Look for U.S. wild-caught Pacific halibut, U.S. Pacific cod or Atlantic cod from Iceland and the northeast Arctic. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at seafoodwatch.org.

To segment (or suprême) an orange: 1. Slice both ends off the fruit. 2. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. 3. Cut the segments from the surrounding membranes.

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; 1.8 g total fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 218 mg sodium. 21.9 g carbohydrates; 22.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2014
Fantastic relish I'm more reviewing the relish since I basically poached my halibut in a mixture of oj lime juice and coconut water with some spices. Too hot to roast. But this relish is outstanding. Very simple to put together and it really made the dish. This is going to be a staple in our house for sure. Pros: Quick Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2014
Delicious and easy to make Relish makes the fish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2013
Wasn't sure how the salsa would turn out with the bananas however it made the halibut! Left overs were even fantastic and i'm not a fan of left over fish. Everyone loved it and will do this again soon! Thank you for sharing it. Pros: best halibut i've come across yet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2012
Delicious and easy I'm a very picky eater and my fiance loves to experiment with trying new food. He's been having issues with high blood pressure lately so I set out to find new delicious recipes that he could add into his diet to help with this. I wasn't able to get halibut so I substituted it with snapper. I was also only preparing it for one person so I just kinda guessed with the portions. I didn't have much time so I sided it with fresh sliced oranges and a simple salad with Fat Free Italian dressing. He loved it a lot and was very pleased. I'm certainly adding this to my list of things to make again for him. I cut the fish into small pieces for him(just how I like to eat things!) and left the relish in chunks on the side. He tried it this way and agreed that it wasn't amazing. After mixing the chunks into the chopped fish he said it blended much better that way. His advice was: Solid filet of fish with blended relish poured over top -or- Chopped fish with chunky relish mixed together I have much more relish left over so I'm hoping to make another serving for lunch tomorrow and this time snap a photo. Thanks so much for the recipe! Pros: Fast simple delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I tried this recipe a few hours after finding it and my family loved the dish. It is very easy and the orange and banana are an excellent compliment to the halibut. Kimberly Milwaukee WI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I make this dish all the time and I'm not a banana-lover to say the least. The combination is particularly fantastic if you use grapefruit instead of oranges. It's also really simple and really really fast to prepare. I highly recommend it! Anonymous Houston TX Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Made this for husband and mom-in-law... the relish was good by itself but didn't do anything to enhance the flavor of the fish (I used cod). I expected the relish to be jucier but the texture of the banana made it mushy and a little heavier than expected. But it had a nice fresh taste to it.... next time I might add more liquid and pour a bit of it over the fish while it is cooking rather than adding it afterwards. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was an absolutely delicious dish. The mellow flavor of halibut was brightened by the citrus/sweet taste of the bananas and oranges and the cilantro made for a wonderful counterpoint. I only had a couple of modifications: I grilled the halibut for that fantastic grill-flavor and I used lemon juice in place of lime as I was out. I also cut back on the quantities as it was just myself dining. Worked like a charm. I served this along side a black bean and corn salsa. Shanti Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
to the lady who didn't particular like that it didn't give much flavor to the fish and it wasn't juicy I had the same complaint; however I liked the orange and banana flavor so much that I pureed it and the pour it over top of the fish and it made it 10 times better. you could really grasp the flavors and it enhanced the fish much more than just the chuncks. Also I left out the lime it was a little two strong. bt thats up to you.. try it in a blender poured over your fish whole new experience. but none the less i love the recipe and its works on any white fish like they said Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
love the whole recipe: the fish was tender juicy and flaky( I cooked it for 8 minutes) and the relish was fantastic. My husband enjoyed it very much. The recipe is simple and the result is superb. Thanks for this delicious meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
What an awesome recipe! The fish was moist and flakyand the relish was a perfect compliment. My husband and teenage son loved it.! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really enjoyed this one! Easy to make and the relish is delicious! Read More