Stuffed Baked Salmon
This stuffed baked salmon recipe is so easy to make. You can keep it simple like I did with just salt, pepper, and garlic as the seasonings, or you can play around with flavors and add some dried herbs to the filling.
The hardest part of this recipe is probably cutting the slits in the salmon. When cutting in the salmon, make sure to cut carefully and evenly and not to cut all the way through, so that you’re not butterflying the salmon, just creating slits. The thicker the pieces of salmon the easier to cut and stuff with filling. But if you’re using salmon pieces that are too thin to cut through, just put the filling on top of the salmon pieces. It still bakes beautifully and tastes just as good. It’s just no longer stuffed salmon! Red pepper flakes or chili powder would be a great addition but since my daughter is eating it, I just had pepper flakes on the side.
This recipe is so easy to make, it comes together in less than an hour and I was able to make a quick vegetable side dish to serve with it while the fish was baking. We were even able to finish dinner early enough to go on a nice family walk in the evening. Twas a good Monday. ☺️
Stuffed Baked Salmon
- 3 Salmon Filets
- 4 ounce cream cheese
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell peppers
- 3 ounce spinach
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 3 Tbs chopped sun dried tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
- juice of 1 lemon
- 3 Tbs butter divided into 3
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a skillet on medium heat, add olive oil and sauté garlic and bell peppers until soft.
- Add spinach, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and cook until spinach is wilted.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add cream cheese and vegetable mixture (while it’s still hot), and mix to combine.
- Cut salmon filets horizontally in center to create slits.
- Fill each filet with cream cheese mixture.
- In a casserole dish squeeze half the lemon into the dish.
- Place salmon filets in the dish and squeeze the 2nd half over each filet.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Place 1 Tbs of butter on top of each fish.
- Bake for 20 minutes in centeter rack.
- Turn oven to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes. (Leave casserole dish in center rack and keep close eye on fish!)
- Garnish with chopped parsley.