Stuffed Salmon with spinach and cream cheese

Elevate your salmon game with my Stuffed Salmon: filled with creamy spinach and cream cheese, topped with a savory soy-oyster glaze. It’s a flavor sensation you won’t forget!

Today, I’ve got a recipe that’s going to remind you why you love seafood – Stuffed Salmon with Spinach and Cream Cheese. Yup, you heard that right, we’re giving our salmon a little makeover, and trust me, it’s going to be love at first bite! You’re here because you love salmon as much as me and this salmon is like no other.

Now, before we dive into the deets, let’s talk about the star of the show – the salmon. You know, that gorgeous fish that’s not only good for you but also has the power to turn any meal from regular to extraordinary. But let’s face it, sometimes salmon can be a bit… well, predictable. I mean, how much cajun salmon can we eat? lol That’s where this recipe swoops in to save the day!

First things first, let’s talk ingredients – salmon fillets, spinach, cream cheese, and a few pantry staples. Don’t worry, nothing fancy here, just good ol’ humble ingredients that come together to create magic in your mouth.

Now, here’s where the fun begins. We’re going to stuff our salmon with a creamy spinach and cream cheese mixture. Think of it as giving your salmon a cozy little blanket of yumminess. But wait, there’s more! We’re not stopping there. Oh no, we’re taking it up a notch with a glaze that’s going to make your taste buds do a happy dance.

This glaze, oh man, it’s something special. We’re talking a little bit of soy sauce, oyster sauce, a splash of mirin for that hint of sweetness, and a dollop of butter to bring it all together. Trust me, once you pour this glossy goodness over your stuffed salmon, you’ll be in flavor town.

Now, here’s the best part – you can pair this dish with just about anything your heart desires. Feeling fancy? Serve it up with a crisp salad and watch those flavors mingle and dance on your palate. Craving comfort food? Whip up some mashed potatoes or rice to soak up all that saucy goodness.

But here’s the real kicker – once you try this stuffed salmon, you won’t want it any other way. Seriously, it’s that good. Say goodbye to boring salmon dinners forever.

Stuffed Salmon with spinach and cream cheese

Stuffed Salmon with spinach and cream cheese

Elevate your salmon game with my Stuffed Salmon: filled with creamy spinach and cream cheese, topped with a savory soy-oyster glaze. It's a flavor sensation you won't forget!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 lb salmon, cut into 3-4 even filet portions (be sure the trim the skin and also any excess salmon belly part)
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • Fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

For filling

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded italian cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

For glaze

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Pat salmon filets dry and season with old bay and lemon pepper seasoning, drizzle with olive oil to adhere the seasoning to the fish and massage
  2. Make a slit in the center of the salmon using a pairing knife being sure not to cut all the way through to the other side of the salmon
  3. Set salmon aside and work on filling
  4. To a small bowl, add room temperature cream cheese, Italian cheese, parmesan and season with old bay
  5. In a skillet, saute onion and spinach for 2 minutes or until slightly softened and fragrant
  6. Add spinach and onion mixture to the cream cheese and stir well to combine
  7. Divide mixture into even portions and use a spoon to fill the salmon being sure not to over stuff
  8. In the skillet, on medium heat, add oil and sear salmon presentation side down for 3 minutes or until golden brown and slightly blackened
  9. Flip salmon and add butter, thyme and garlic
  10. Baste the salmon filets with the butter mixture for 2 minutes or until salmon reaches desired temperature of 145 or greater
  11. Remove salmon and work on sauce
  12. On medium low heat, add soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce and butter and stir to combine
  13. Sauce is done when it's glossy and semi thick
  14. Pour sauce over salmon filets and enjoy

So there you have it, friend. A simple yet oh-so-satisfying recipe that’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So, what are you waiting on? Try it out and come back to the comments and let me know what you think!


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