Pan-Fried Fish with Watermelon Salsa

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews


Mealthy Tip

The watermelon salsa can be adapted to use whatever melon or fruit is best in season. Try it with mango, citrus, or even berries! It's also delicious with peaches in the summer. For stronger flavor, try this fish preparation with salmon, scallops or shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 639 calories; 22g fat; 19.6g carbohydrates; 88g protein; 275mg cholesterol; 799mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 639 Calories from Fat202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 35%
Saturated Fat4g 18%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.3g
Monounsaturated Fat13.9g
Cholesterol 275mg 92%
Sodium 799mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 19.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber3g 11%
Protein 88g
Vitamin A56% Vitamin C70%
Calcium9% Iron27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

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Bernardo de la Vega says:

I really enjoyed this recipe, the seasoning on the fish was very good and the watermelon salsa was superb. If you have a thicker piece of fish I recommend slicing it in half so its nice and thin for easy cooking. I used wild cod, but I am a big fan of sea bass so will use that next time.

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Caro Hodgin says:

I really, really loved this watermelon salsa. Like the other reviewers said, just remember to keep an eye on your fish and cook it according to how thick it is - it might need more than 3 minutes, it might need less! This marinade made the fish incredibly flavorful - I used really high quality swordfish, but I can see how this marinade and salsa duo would also make any ole inexpensive piece of white fish sing.

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Annie Chambers Myott says:

Loved this recipe. I am not a big fan of super spicy foods so was worried about the jalepeno in the watermlon salsa but it just added flavor! I did end up one of the thicker pieces of my fish about 6 minutes per side to ensure it was cooked through. My husband absolutely loved this dish and raved about the flavor. Perfect for a summer night. Nice and light!

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Queen Foodie says:

Really wanted to love this and I almost did. 4 out of 5 is still good 👌🏽 I just would have added fresh lime juice to the salsa 🍉

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Erica Schaefer says:

I adapted this recipe and did a mango salsa instead of watermelon, and paired it with cod. We did the fish on the grill with superb results. I definitely would make this again.