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Spinach Stuffed Salmon

Spinach Stuffed Salmon is a simple dish that looks complex.  Perfectly seasoned, flaky salmon fillets, stuffed to the brim with a creamy and delicious spinach filling. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spinach Stuffed Salmon
Servings: 4
Author: Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

Spinach Mixture

  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup  (57g) mozzarella, shredded
  • cup (33g) parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup  (15g) frozen spinach, thawed and drained of water
  • ¼ teaspoon  garlic powder
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salmon

  • (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skin on
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons  butter
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Instructions

Spinach Mixture

  • In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, spinach, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  • Set aside (leave at room temperature)

Salmon

  • Lay the salmon filets out on a cutting board, skin side down.
  • Drizzle salmon with 1 tablespoon olive oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Use your hands to rub the seasonings into the surface of the fish.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket into each fillet.
  • Spoon 1/4 of the spinach mixture into the salmon filet.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil, butter, and lemon juice. Once the liquid begins to sizzle, add the salmon skin side down and cook until seared, about 6 minutes.
  • Flip salmon and use the liquids in the pan to baste the top of the salmon.
  • Cook until skin is crispy, about another 6 minutes. Serve warm.