PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 20 mins | TOTAL TIME: 35 mins | SERVINGS: 4
I love salmon, and this here is one heck of a recipe that you should try. Super delicious, easy to throw together, and a no-fuss. With spinach, cream cheese, feta, and mozzarella stuffing, these flaky salmon fillets are a sure star!
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
Step 1: For the Spinach Stuffing: In a medium mixing bowl, place the cream cheese, feta, and mozzarella. Add in the roughly chopped baby spinach and massage using your hands until well mixed.
Step 2: Ready the salmon: Slice a pocket in the middle of the salmon fillets using a sharp knife. Then, generously season the entire salmon fillets with Cajun seasoning and coat with olive oil.
Step 3: To stuff the salmon: Into four equal parts, divide the spinach stuffing and spoon it into each salmon pocket.
Step 4: To bake: Place the stuffed fillets in a 400 degrees F preheated oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. The baking time varies depending on the sizes of the fillets.
I suggest buying a quality fresh salmon to make sure that this dish is as good as it can be. And for the salmon to cook properly, ensure that the fillets are fairly thick and have the same size.
I recommend using your hands to mix the stuffing as the heat from your hands will soften the cheese and makes it easier to handle. And when using your hands to mix, it will help break the spinach down to give us a thick paste consistency.
Feel free to adjust the baking time depending on your preference. I suggest checking the doneness of the fillets for about 15 minutes of cooking time. You know the fillets are done when the meat starts to flake but still has a bit of translucency in the centre. Or, you can cook the fillets until the thickest part looks fully cooked if you prefer them 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