Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon Recipe

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Bertha Published: February 15, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon

Indulge in a savory and creamy meal with this stuffed salmon! It’s packed with spinach, cream cheese, and parmesan for a tasty, low carb dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Salmon:

  • 4salmon fillets,skinless
  • salt and pepper,to season
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 2tbspolive oil,divided
  • 1tbspunsalted butter

For Filling:

  • 4ozcream cheese,at room temperature
  • 4ozfrozen spinach,thawed
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,finely grated
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • salt and pepper,to taste

For Garlic Butter (Optional):

  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 1tbsplemon juice

Instructions

  1. Place each salmon fillet on a flat surface. Season both sides with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and lemon juice.

  2. Cut a slit or pocket about ¾ quarter of the way through, being careful not to cut all the way.

  3. Squeeze excess liquid out of the spinach and discard liquid.

  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the spinach, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Fill salmon ‘pockets’ with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the spinach dip, spreading evenly with the back of the spoon.

  6. Heat butter and remaining oil in a skillet or non stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and fry for about 6 to 7 minutes until golden. Carefully flip and allow to cook on the other side until golden and cooked through.

  7. Optionally, cover with a lid and continue cooking for a further 2 to 3 minutes, if necessary, until cooked through. Transfer to a warm plate.

Garlic Butter:

  1. Melt the butter in the remaining oil and juices in the pan leftover from the salmon. Add the garlic and lemon juice, then sauté until the garlic is fragrant.

  2. Remove and serve with the salmon. Enjoy!

For Oven Baked Salmon:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the stuffed salmon fillets in a shallow lightly greased baking pan.

  2. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.

  3. Serve with garlic butter sauce, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1089.33kcal
  • Fat: 78.01g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24.51g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 16.86g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.32g
  • Fiber: 1.48g
  • Sugar: 1.45g
  • Protein: 87.31g
  • Cholesterol: 270.57mg
  • Sodium: 1148.21mg
  • Calcium: 223.82mg
  • Potassium: 1710.30mg
  • Iron: 2.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 305.32µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.94mg
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