The salmon fillet here tastes delicious. It is crispy on the outside while it is actually soft, tender, and juicy when you bite it. It turns into a creamy dish as soon as you get to the spinach, and the lemon juice keeps it in balance.
How to Make Creamed Spinach Stuffed Salmon
Be sure and tender when you process the salmon. Make sure to slit the salmon slowly so make a pocket instead of cutting the fillet into two pieces. If you don’t like the smell of salmon, adding more lemon juice is encouraged.
- 4 pieces of salmon fillet
- ½ cup of spinach
- ½ lemon, use the juice only
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- A half of 8 oz cream cheese, soften it
- Black pepper, freshly ground
- Kosher salt
1Season the salmon fillet with pepper and salt, and set aside. Prepare a large mixing bowl, and add in together red pepper flakes, garlic powder, spinach, mozzarella, and cream cheese. Mix them until well combined. Set aside.
2Take the salmon fillets, and slit the middle part and make a pocket using a knife. Be careful so you don’t cut it all the way instead. Do this to each of the fillet. Next, fill each pocket with the cream and spinach mixture you previously prepared. Set aside.
3Next, use a large skillet over a medium heat. Add the oil and wait until it is hot. Then, add the salmon fillet. Make sure to put the skin side down first. Cook until the skin side is seared well. It should take around six minutes, and then flip to cook the other side.
4Then, add the butter and drizzle the lemon juice over the entire fillets. Cook for another six minutes or until the other side is well seared. You should know it when the skin turns crispy. Remove from heat and transfer the fillet into your serving plate. Serve while it is warm.
Pair with potato or any vegetable salad to make it a fine and complete dish. While it makes an elegant dish for the adult, it is actually nutritious and super delicious for the kids too. Talking about family dinner menu, right?