PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 20 mins | TOTAL TIME: 35 mins | SERVINGS: 4
If you are looking for something delicious to entertain your family and guests, this is it! Spinach Stuffed Salmon is an easy and quick meal to serve everybody. And this is fancy enough for an elegant dinner or date nights.
This tender and flaky salmon with creamy and smooth spinach stuffing is the real deal. A must and to keep!
4 salmon fillets (4-6 ounces each)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or to taste
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. feta cheese crumbles
3 ounces fresh baby spinach
How to make Spinach Stuffed Salmon
To Make the spinach stuffing:
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, place the cream cheese, feta, and mozzarella. Add in the roughly chopped baby spinach. With your hands, massage the spinach and cheese until well mixed and look like a thick paste.
Step 2: Cut a pocket in the middle of the salmon fillet using a sharp knife. Generously season the entire salmon fillets with Cajun seasoning and coat with olive oil.
Step 3: Into four equal parts, stuff the salmon pockets.
Step 4: Place the stuffed salmon inside a 400 degrees F preheated oven. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Adjust the cooking time depends on the size of the fillet.
For this recipe, I recommend using the freshest salmon. Make sure that they are fairly thick and the same size so they cook properly.
When mixing the filling, use your hands. The heat from your hands will help soften the cheese, making it easier to handle and at the same time breaking the spinach.
Bake the salmon depending on your personal preference. I suggest checking the doneness after 15 minutes of baking. Slice the thickest part of the salmon, and if the meat starts flaking but a bit translucent in the centre, then the salmon is perfect! Or bake until the thickest part of the salmon looks completely cooked through if you prefer it well-done.
Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 1310mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3151IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 3mg