PREP TIME: 15 MINS | COOK TIME: 20 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS | SERVINGS: 4
This is one of my favourite salmon recipes. Stuffed with spinach, cream cheese, feta, and mozzarella stuffing, this spinach stuffed salmon is a great weeknight dinner option perfect for your entire family. This is also impressive enough to serve for entertaining. Enjoy this delicious spinach stuffed salmon any time alongside your favourite side dishes such as fresh salads, roasted or steamed vegetables, grains, and pasta.
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 salmon fillets (4-6 ounces each)
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or to taste
½ c. mozzarella cheese
3 ounces cream cheese
3 ounces fresh baby spinach
½ c. feta cheese crumbles
How to make Spinach Stuffed Salmon
Step 1: For the spinach stuffing, place the cream cheese, feta, and mozzarella into a medium mixing bowl. Add the roughly chopped spinach and massage using your hands until the spinach is well combined with the cheese.
Step 2: In the centre of each salmon fillet, cut a pocket using a sharp knife. Then, generously sprinkle the salmon fillets with Cajun seasoning. Brush both sides of the fillets with olive oil.
Step 3: Into four equal parts divide the spinach stuffing and spoon each into the salmon pockets.
Step 4: Place in a 400 degrees F oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the stuffed salmon is done.
Use fresh salmon and make sure the fillets are fairly thick and have the same size to ensure even cooking.
I suggest mixing the filling with your hands to evenly break down the spinach. Also, the heat from your palm softens the cheese and makes it easier to handle.
Depending on your preference, adjust the cooking time of the stuffed salmon. Check the doneness after about 15 minutes of baking. Do this by cutting the thickest part of the fillet. The salmon is done when the meat is flaky but still looks a little translucent in the centre.
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