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Spicy Salmon Sweet Potato Skillet

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
This Spicy Salmon Sweet Potato Skillet recipe features perfectly seasoned and crispy salmon that is a great partner for the sweet potato and milted kale. It’s a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner for you and your family!
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For the Salmon

For the Sweet Potato Kale Skillet


  1. Remove the salmon fillets from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before you’re ready to cook.
  2. Using a paper towel, pat each fillet on the top and bottom to dry. This is an important step to prevent the fillets from sticking to the pan.
  3. In a small bowl, add paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix everything well to combine. Season the salmon fillets and set it aside.
  4. In a cast iron skillet, add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat and let the pan heat up for a couple minutes.
  5. Add the fillets skin-side down to the skillet. Cook for about 6-8 minutes (time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillet). Do not move the fillet. Wait and leave it be.
  6. Flip the fillets and cook for 2 minutes or so.
  7. Remove the salmon from the pan. Transfer the fillets to a paper towel-lined plate and set it aside.
  8. In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then, add onions and cook until onions are soft and golden.
  9. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  10. 10. Add sweet potato and ¼ cup of water to help to cook it faster. Close the skillet with a lid and cook the sweet potato for 2 minutes*.
  11. 11. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, add kale, salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Mix everything well until the kale wilted.
  12. 12. Return the salmon to the pan. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Don't add more than 1/4 cup of water to cook the sweet potato because it may become soggy. HERE is a complete list of salmon recipes for you to try. They are healthy, easy to make and great as leftovers too.
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course, one-pan
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, one-pan meal, paleo, Salmon, Skillet Recipe, sweet potato, whole30

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/2) — Calories: 473, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 756mg, Potassium: 976mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 34g

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