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Orange Salmon Packets

Supple salmon filets meet colorful spiralized veggies, zucchini coins, herbs and a kiss of orange for a superhealthy oven-baked meal.

Recipe Ingredient Details: 
2 cups spiralized carrots and beets
2 cups ½-inch-thick slices zucchini
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 pound skinless salmon fillets, cut about ¾-inch thick
1 recipe Citrus-Thyme Spice Mix (see recipe, right)
1 orange, cut into wheels
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Recipe Instructions: 
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl combine spiralized carrots and beets, sliced zucchini, oil, salt and pepper. Divide mixture among four 15-inch square sheets of parchment paper.
Rinse salmon with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. If needed, cut fillets into four equal pieces. Sprinkle tops of salmon with Citrus-Thyme Spice Mix. Place salmon atop vegetables. Top fish with orange wheels.
For each packet, bring up two opposite sides of parchment and fold several times over food. Fold ends of parchment to completely enclose the food. Place packets on a large baking sheet.
Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork. Carefully open packets to test doneness. Fold packets closed if more baking time is needed. To serve, transfer food from packets to serving plates.
Recipe Additional Notes: 

Citrus-Thyme Spice Mix: Combine 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel, ¾ teaspoon dried thyme, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper.


PER PACKET: 272 cal, 11g fat (7g mono, 2g poly, 2g sat), 56mg chol, 531mg sodium, 14g carb, (4g fiber, 7g sugars), 28g protein


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