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You know how much I loooooove creamed spinach. Well, this is such a clever idea. It’s super simple too. It’s great for a weeknight because it literally cooks up in about 20 minutes – from start to finish. Here’s the recipe!

Mascarpone & Spinach Stuffed Salmon

1 1/2 cups of frozen spinach, thawed and drained

1 cup of mascarpone cheese

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

3 6-8 ounce salmon fillets

1 tablespoon of your favorite Cajun seasoning

a pinch of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Fresh lemon to garnish

 

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a bowl, combine the spinach, cheese, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and nutmeg until everything is well mixed.

3. Pat the salmon fillets dry and cut a slit in the middle (lengthwise) to form a pocket. Stuff as much of the creamed spinach mixture as you’d like into each salmon fillet.

4. Coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil and lay the stuffed salmon in the skillet skin side down. Season the top of the salmon with Cajun seasoning and a little drizzle of olive oil.

5. Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the desired temperature is reached. Sprinkle fresh lemon over the cooked fish and enjoy.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I’m cooking this today. Please forgive my ignorance however I know there are different types of salmon, right? Does one work better than the other for this recipe?

  2. I made this tonight, with adaptations.
    I used chicken breast.
    Since I accidentally bought frozen creamed spinach, when I mixed it with the Marscspone, I thought it might be too watery, so I beat in a whole egg.
    I ADDED sun-dried tomatoes.
    It was delicious!

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