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Fish with Tamatillo Salsa in Packets Recipe

Looking for an easy Fish with Tamatillo Salsa in Packets recipe? Learn how to make Fish with Tamatillo Salsa in Packets using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 4 servings



Delicious; Catfish, Pollock, or Talapia are good.

Recipe Ingredients for Fish with Tamatillo Salsa in Packets

1 1/4 pounds pollock, cut into 4 portions, or 4 tilapia or catfish fillets (4-5 ounces each)
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeņo or serrano pepper, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoon Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Recipe Directions for Fish with Tamatillo Salsa in Packets

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°F (or see Grill Variation, below).

  2. 2. To prepare packets, start with four 20- to 24-inch-long pieces of parchment paper or foil. Fold in half crosswise. With the parchment or foil folded, draw half a heart shape on one side as you would if you were making a Valentine. Use scissors to cut out the heart shape. Open up the heart.

  3. 3. Season fish with cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Combine tomatillos, onion, chile pepper, garlic and cilantro in a large bowl; stir in lime juice, oil, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and cayenne to taste (if using).

  4. 4. Place one portion of fish on one side of each open heart fairly close to the crease and leaving at least a 1-inch boarder around the edges for folding. Place one-fourth of the salsa (about 1 cup) on top of each fish portion.

  5. 5. Close the packet to cover the ingredients. Starting at the top, seal the packet by folding the edges together in a series of small, tight folds. Twist the tip of the packet and tuck it underneath to help keep the packet closed. Place the packets on a large rimmed baking sheet (packets may overlap slightly). Bake until the fish is opaque in the center, about 20 minutes. (Carefully open one package to check for doneness?be cautious of the steam.) Let packets rest unopened for 5 minutes before serving.

  6. Grill Variation: Cooking in packets is great for the grill, but it?s not safe to put parchment paper over an open flame, so use foil. To prepare packets for grilling, start with eight 20- to 24-inch-long pieces of foil. Layer two sheets for each of four packets (the double layers will help protect the contents from burning). Arrange the ingredients on one half of each double layer. Fold the foil over the ingredients and tightly seal the packets by crimping and folding the edges together. Grill over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the packets to another spot on the grill about halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Categories

Fish, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 303.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
251
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Sodium
598mg
25%
Potassium
1021mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
10.4g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
37.0g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 13% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in magnesium
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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