Southwest Style Salmon and Sweet Potatoes

By ryanmmurano

Southwest Style Salmon and Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 5 - ounces fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets

  • 12 ounces sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut crosswise into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper or chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 medium orange, peeled and coarsely chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels; set aside. In a medium bowl, toss sweet potato slices with oil. In a small bowl, combine oregano, chile pepper, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the oregano mixture evenly on the salmon. Add remaining oregano mixture to sweet potatoes and toss to coat.

  2. Tear off four 18-inch squares of heavy foil. Lightly coat one side of each foil square with nonstick cooking spray. In the center of each foil square, arrange one-fourth of the sweet potato slices, overlapping slightly. Top each sweet potato mound with a salmon fillet and arrange orange pieces atop salmon.

  3. For each packet, bring up two opposite edges of a foil square and seal with a double fold. Fold ends to completely enclose fish and vegetables, leaving space for steam to build. Place the packets, seam sides up, on a very large baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and sweet potatoes are tender. Open the packets carefully when checking doneness. Transfer contents of each packet to a dinner plate.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 361
Carbohydrates - 21g
Saturated Fat - 3g
Protein - 30g
Sodium - 280mg
Dietary Fiber - 4g

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