Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon in Garlic Butter

Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon in Garlic Butter
Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon in Garlic Butter

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Salmon:

  • 4 4

    4 skinless salmon fillets

  • to

    and pepper to season

  • 2 2

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 2

    2 tablespoons olive oil divided

  • 1 1

    1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • Filling:

  • 4 4

    4 oz (120 g) cream cheese at room temp

  • 4 4

    4 oz (120 g) frozen spinach thawed

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 2

    2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • to

    and pepper, to taste

  • Optional Garlic Butter:

  • 1 1

    1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 1

    1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 1

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

Place each salmon fillet on a flat surface. Season both sides with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice. Cut a slit or pocket about 3/4 quarter of the way through, being careful not to cut all the way. Squeeze excess liquid out of the spinach discard liquid. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the spinach, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Fill salmon 'pockets' with 1-2 tablespoons of the spinach dip, spreading evenly with the back of the spoon. For Stove Top: Heat butter and remaining oil in a skillet (or non stick pan) over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and fry until golden (about 6 to 7 minutes). Carefully flip and allow to cook on the other side until golden and cooked through (another 6-7 minutes, depending on the size of your fillets). Optional: cover with a lid and continue cooking for a further 2-3 minutes, if necessary, until cooked through. Transfer to a warm plate to make garlic butter. Garlic Butter: Melt the butter in the remaining oil/juices in the pan leftover from the salmon. Add the garlic and lemon juice; saute until garlic is fragrant (about 30 seconds). Remove and serve with the salmon. For Oven Baked Salmon: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Place stuffed salmon fillets in a shallow lightly greased baking pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through, opaque in centre and flakes easily with fork. Pour pan juices out into a skillet or frying pan. Add butter, garlic and lemon juice; saute until garlic is fragrant (about 30 seconds). Remove and serve with the salmon. Recipe Notes

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