New year, new you! If you've been looking for a dinner idea that will get you into the summer spirit then this Cajun Fish with Pineapple Salsa recipe is for you. Leave 2020 in the dust and escape to the Caribbean with this wonderfully tropical Pineapple and bell pepper salsa paired with a fiery and tangy cajun white fish. All roasted in the oven to make this meal a huge win if you're trying to eat healthier this year.
Take me to the Caribbean with this Cajun Fish with Pineapple Salsa recipe
Here's the issue, the pandemic is still in full swing and that tropical vacation you've been longing for seems so far out of reach. Insert sad face here. But, who said we can't bring the tropical vacation to us? This recipe is sure to whisk you away to the beaches of the Caribbean when you take your first bite! Personally, I have been really longing for a tropical vacation as we just came out of the coldest month of the year--January! For us, it typically dips to -45 degrees for almost the entire month. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. Typically, this doesn't bother me too much, but after the craziness of 2020 I'm over being locked down in the house. Since travelling is not an option right now, I decided to bring the vacation to me and my family with a little taste of paradise!
Do you like your pineapple salsa hot or cold?
The pineapple salsa comes with options and we always love options here. You may be thinking, how many options can there possibly be for pineapple salsa? Well, there's only two options to prepare this meal:
- Bake the pineapple salsa with the fish in the oven
- Cook the fish separately and top with the raw Pinapple salsa after
Though both options are insanely delicious, my family preferred the cooked version just a little bit more! Perhaps, if you are looking to use this for your lunch, leave the pineapple salsa raw and use it in some flour tortillas for some delicious fish tacos. Or cook it and let it cool. The options are truly endless! Additionally, if you are looking for a side dish that will pair well with this fish, try these delicious Jerk Sweet Potatoes.
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Cajun Fish and Pineapple Salsa
- 4 fillets White fish
- 2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne ground
- 1 teaspoon Thyme
- 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
- 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- ½ cup Pineapple Finely diced
- 1 whole Red bell pepper Diced
- 1 small White onion Diced
- 1 Green onion for garnish
- Preheat oven to bake at 425 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl combine the paprika, oregano, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and lemon juice. Mix until it forms a paste. Spread paste evenly onto the top of each fish fillet. Place fish in single layer on the lined baking sheet and place in oven to bake for 25 minutes.
- While the fish is baking prepare the salsa by dicing the pineapple, bell pepper, and onion into small pieces. Add diced ingredients to a bowl and lightly toss to combine.
- At the 15 minute mark of baking time, remove fish from oven and top each fillet with the prepared pineapple salsa. Place back in the oven to bake the remaining 10 minutes. Optional: skip this step and top fish with cold uncooked pineapple salsa after removing from oven