How to make Restaurant Style Stuffed Salmon –
Since discovering Northwest Wild Caught Salmon earlier this year, I’ve been having fun finding different ways to prepare and enjoy this lovely fish. I was lucky enough to pick up some nice sockeye salmon at Sam’s Club.
This week Stuffed Salmon was on the menu at home, and I decided to try something a little different with the stuffing using cream cheese in my stuffing mix.
Lisa and I had eaten at a seafood restaurant in Madeira Beach on one of our road trips and they had a similar stuffing with a grouper we had for dinner. So I thought I’d give it a try with salmon. Of course there are many delicious ways to use this flavorful salmon. My Salmon Cakes and Blackened Salmon Salad are always on the menu rotation at home.
When I made it the first time on Around the Kitchen Table, I used whipped cream cheese. I found that to be a mistake as it did not hold up as well as I wanted. I made the Stuffed Salmon again using regular cream cheese and also added in shredded mozzarella which gave the dish a better overall appearance and taste.
My Stuffed Salmon is a great way to turn an ordinary night into a special occasion and is great for entertaining as it can be made up ahead of time and cooked before your guests arrive. You may also try stuffing a whole side of salmon and roasting it for a buffet. It will look spectacular!
- 4 salmon fillets
- 8 ounces of crabmeat drained well I used claw meat
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened use regular not whipped
- 1 large egg whipped
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon roasted red peppers diced
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or your favorite cheese
- 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- cook spinach in a little bit of water till fully cooked, take off heat and allow to cool
- When spinach is cool squeeze out all of the water from the spinach (excess water will make the stuffing loose)
- in a mixing bowl add in the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, egg and old bay seasoning. Whip together until well blended.
- fold in the spinach, roasted peppers, shredded mozzarella and crab meat (make sure crab meat has been well drained, squeezing out any excess water). Mix gently and if mixture is too loose you may add a little bread crumb to tighten it up.
- place salmon on baking sheet and season with salt and pepper
- portion stuffing out and place on top of salmon fillet, then sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.
- pour a little water on the baking dish to help keep the salmon moist while its cooking
- cook salmon at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes. salmon should be done but not overcooked
- serve with your favorite sides