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Catfish with Tomatillo Salsa in Packets

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/catfish_with_tomatillo_salsa_in_packets.html

From EatingWell:  July/August 2009

Tomatillos provide a distinctive tart flavor to a super-easy salsa that cooks with the catfish. Try it with tomatoes too.

4 servings | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (or see Grill Variation, below).
  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. 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. Place one portion of fish on one side of each open heart fairly close to the crease and leaving at least a 1-inch border around the edges for folding. Place one-fourth of the salsa (about 1 cup) on top of each fish portion.
  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.

Nutrition

Per serving : 241 Calories; 13 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 53 mg Cholesterol; 12 g Carbohydrates; 19 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 500 mg Sodium; 725 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

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