Jerk Salmon and Sweet Potatoes

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

This Jerk Salmon and Sweet Potatoes make a great and tasty dinner!

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Hello again! This is Clare from Happy Eater, and I’ve got a great recipe to share with you today. This jerk salmon and sweet potatoes recipe came about when I was trying to come up with a jerk salmon recipe and had way too much seasoning left over. Instead of cutting the proportions, I decided to add the remaining seasoning to mashed sweet potatoes. The result was a deliciously seasoned meal that is sure to make you one happy eater!

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You can make this recipe in the oven or on the grill. Because we’re still in the thick of summer, I suggest using the grill and not heating up your home!

Salmon and sweet potatoes are a natural pairing! What are some of your favorite food combos?

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Jerk Salmon & Sweet Potatoes

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5 from 2 votes

Jerk Salmon and Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This Jerk Salmon and Sweet Potatoes make a great and tasty dinner!
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  • 1 pound salmon filets
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Place potatoes in a stockpot and fill with water; water should come to an inch over the potatoes.
  • Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Let potatoes simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork.
  • While potatoes are cooking, combine cinnamon with next 8 seasonings in a pinch bowl and mix well.
  • Pour lemon juice evenly over salmon filets.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of seasoning mix over salmon, coating evenly. Set remaining seasoning mix aside.
  • Bake salmon for 12 minutes at 400. Then, switch oven to broil and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • While salmon is baking, place cooked sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Add butter and coconut milk. Mash until smooth
  • Add remaining seasoning mix to mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Serve potatoes and salmon with mixed greens and enjoy!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 567mg | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon, sweet potatoes



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