Potato Crusted Salmon with Cucumber-Feta Sauce

Potato Crusted Salmon with Cucumber-Feta Sauce

 1/2           cup  plain fat free yogurt
 1/4           cup  crumbled feta cheese
 1/4           cup  chopped seeded cucumber
 1/2      teaspoon  dried mint or dill weed

4 4-oz each skinless salmon fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes – (about 10 ounces) thawed, or shredded fresh potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
lemon wedges and kalamata olives – optional

In small bowl, combine yogurt, feta cheese, cucumber and mint; set aside. Pat fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. Place 1/2 cup potato on top of each fillet, pressing firmly to form an even layer. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Carefully place fillets, potato side down, in skillet. Cook 8 to 10 minutes (without moving fillets) until potatoes are golden brown. Using large spatula, turn fillets over; cook an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until fish is cooked to desired doneness. Serve with sauce and, if desired, lemon and olives.

NOTES : Tip: Salmon fillets may have small thin bones that can be removed before cooking. To locate bones, run fingers across surface of fish; pull out any bones using tweezers or pliers.