One of the Easiest and Healthiest Fresh Fish Recipes Ever

If you’ve been looking for tips on how to cook fresh fish in the healthiest way possible, look no further. One of the easiest, tastiest and healthiest ways to prepare fish is by allowing the filets to steam inside of a banana leaf. Banana leaves create perfect natural “cooking pouches” that help to seal in the flavors and moisture of the fish (without the need for oil or butter) and can be found at most Latin American or Asian markets.

Mangrove snapper or yellowtail snapper filets are suggested for use in this recipe since they are mild fish that have a pleasant, light taste; however, any white fish filet will work. Just be sure that you only keep fish within the legal size and bag limits if you plan to catch the fish yourself.

You can also top your fish with a homemade pesto for added flavor before serving. Instructions for making an easy pesto topping are included below as well. Bon appétit!
Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.