How delicious does that look? The UK Cooperative Extension Office has come with an incredibly easy and affordable recipe that will allow you to feed the entire family for less than $12. Here's how to make the insanely delicious Easy Baked Fish and Pineapple Salsa. You're going to love it.


Nonstick cooking spray

1 1/2 pounds fish fillets (any mild-flavored fish like tilapia, catfish, cod, etc.)

1 teaspoon salt-free herb blend

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Juice of 1 lime (optional)

When Katie Alexander, from the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Office joined us on the show, she had used frozen tilapia for the recipe. It baked perfectly. Here are the instructions she shared.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat the inside of a 9-by-13 baking pan with nonstick spray.

2. Arrange the fish fillets in a single layer in pan.

3. Sprinkle herb blend over fish.

4. Pour melted butter over fish.

5. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

6. Cover pan with foil.

7.Bake for 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork and has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees

Now, here's the super tasty part! Katie and the UK Cooperative Extension recommend serving this fish with Pineapple Salsa.

Vino Li/Unsplash
Vino Li/Unsplash

Here's how to make that!


1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained

1/4 red onion, finely diced

1/2 small jalapeno, finely minced and seeds removed

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley (optional)

Katie chose to use parsley in her dish. Full disclosure, I am not a huge fan of jalapeno (or peppers of any kind really), so I plan to omit those completely.

1. Gently rub red onion and jalapeno under cool running water before preparing. Rinse cilantro under cool running water and pat dry before chopping.

2. Drain pineapple. (Juice can be saved to drink.)

3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine pineapple, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro or parsley.

Then, serve this on the side!

The great thing about recipes developed by the UK Cooperative Extension Office is that they are developed to be healthy and to feed families in a low cost way. The total estimated cost of this recipe is $11.10.  It makes six servings, which means each serving costs just $1.85.

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